August 21, 2007
PEACEFUL BUT ACTIVE, YOU DIG?:
Sonny Rollins: Before reaching 21, Sonny Rollins played with Thelonious Monk—a sign of the saxophone colossus he would become. For more than 50 years, the jazzman has enriched the world of music with his progressive improvisational style. This month, he turns 77 and performs at the 50th anniversaries of the Monterey Jazz Festival and his first concert at Carnegie Hall. Here, Rollins reflects on his plumber, good food, and inner consciousness. (September 2007, Vanity Fair)
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?Posted by Orrin Judd at August 21, 2007 7:32 AM
Probably "You dig?"
What is your greatest regret?
Not saying some things to departed associates.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Of course my late wife, Lucille.
Which talent would you most like to have?
The one that I have.
What is your current state of mind?
Peaceful but active.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Listening to my inner consciousness and summoning the strength and determination to act on it.