"It's all about creation and surprise. It just needs to be appreciated and watered like flowers. You have to water flowers": FIrst Edition of Open Sky; Signed by Sonny Rollins
Open Sky: Sonny Rollins and His World of Improvisation.
Rollins, Sonny; Eric Nisenson.$450.00
Item Number: 1655
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.
First edition of this work on the legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins. Octavo, original boards. Inscribed by Sonny Rollins on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Henry Sene Yee. Foreword by Sonny Rollins.
Sonny Rollins is one of jazz's great innovators, arguably the most influential tenor saxophonist, along with John Coltrane, in the history of modern jazz. He began his musical career at the age of eleven, and within five short years he was playing with the legendary Thelonious Monk. In the late forties, before his twenty-first birthday, Rollins was in full swing, recording with jazz luminaries such as Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Miles Davis, and he was hailed as the best jazz tenor man alive in the mid-fifties. Still active today, Rollins and his compelling sound reach a whole new generation of listeners with his eagerly anticipated live appearances.