3 dic. 2008


Sonny Please

Sonny's most recently recorded album has been a favorite of everyone in my family for the past year or so. (My wife and teenaged daughter really love Sonny Rollins and Miles Davis, and this album in particular.) I like how Sonny embraces the tunefulness of the songs he plays, how he can use very minimalistic techniques like playing the same note over and over again with differing rhythmic emphases. His nephew Clifton Anderson plays trombone on this. It's not like uncle and nephew are in the same league, but that hardly detracts from the album. Sonny can do no wrong.