September 19, 2011

SO MICK REALLY OUGHT TO WAIT ON THE BRIDGE:

So You Want To Be A Rock Star: Jazz Artists On Five Classic Pop-Rock Sides (David Brent Johnson, 7/27/11, NPR)

The Rolling Stones Feat. Sonny Rollins

Album: Tattoo You
Song: Waiting on a Friend

The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World meets the Saxophone Colossus. The Rolling Stones asked Sonny Rollins to play on the band's 1981 Tattoo You album after a mutual friend brought Mick Jagger to see Rollins at the Bottom Line in New York City. Rollins called his appearance "an experiment (that) worked out as far as I was concerned," though he turned down a subsequent offer by the band to tour with it. His spiraling, street-savvy saxophone parts help put across the song's melancholic sense of lovelorn loneliness in the midst of urban plenty.


Posted by Orrin Judd at September 19, 2011 6:13 AM
  
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