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Monday, 6 June 2011

The Bridge

Composed by Sonny Rollins 1962


This piece was written by Sonny Rollins after he took a 3 year break from performing to focus on improving his playing.  It is said that Rollins felt the pressure from his swift rise to the top of the jazz world and went into retirement, not having anywhere else to practice, he went to the Williamsburg bridge in New York to play and 3 years later returned to the jazz scene to record a new album, which he named "The Bridge" in reference to his improvised practice space.

Sonny Rollins: tenor saxophone
Jim Hall: guitar
Bob Cranshaw: bass
Ben Riley: drums

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