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Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins on Retiring His Sax, His Legacy, and the Secret to Life

Sonny Rollins is, inarguably, on any short list of greatest living American musicians. So vast, intelligent, and witty is his improvisational skill, and so satisfying the sheer, sensuous life force of his saxophone playing. And though the 87-year-old has very likely blown his last note in public — a diagnosis ... More »
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