Questions? Call (888) 845-2887 Hablamos Español

Share Page

Get 1 more page view just for clicking

to like us on Facebook


   New Mexican (Newspaper) - October 2, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                MUSIC Susan Associated Press Sonny Rollins follows wherever the music leads Legendary jazz saxophonist muses on life music and yes his muse ByMarkStryker Detroit Free Press I have heard tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins play often but the most memorable night came in Chicago in 1991 It was the quintessential Rollins experience Half of the concert was pro foundly disappointing and half was the greatest live music I have ever heard Rollins opened then with Jerome Kerns Long Ago and Far Away but he sounded distracted playing little mtire than worried repetitions that jogged in place He cut short the band after a sec ond tune and during the unscheduled intermission I wondered if this was one of those infamous nights when Rollins and his muse were on the outs Then he launched into a blues Tenor Madness and began trading fourbar phrases with drummer Al Footer Sud denly his muse had bedroom eyes The music poured out of him in a joyous rush of Joycean intuition He played curlicue bebop and honking gutbucket blues He brayed barked stuttered strutted roared He built mansions of inspiration from Fosters rhythmic blue print He crushed the songs melodic riff into atoms and reassembled them like an alchemist a hallmark of his the matic approach to improvisation When it was over I looked at my watch He and Foster had traded phrases for more than 15 minutes Sonny Rollins is widely regarded as our greatest living jazz musician Even at 75 dental problems taking a toll on the oncepinpoint accuracy of his articulation he can summon the powers of Zeus On a goodnight he wont make you see God so much as convince you he is one He has been a force in jazz since 1949 working or recording with Bud Powell Thelonious Monk Miles Davis Charlie Parker Dizzy Gillespie Clifford Brown and nearly every other post war giant Along with John Coltrane he is the most influential tenor saxophonist of the modem era and a huge chunk of his discography is as important to jazz as scripture is to theology Yet there is nothing pedantic about Rollins radi ance He is as inviting to newcomers as to the cognoscenti As critic Francis Davis once put it When conjuring up an image of the quintessential jazzman heroic inspired mystical obsessed as often as not it is Rollins we picture because no other jazz instrumentalist better 26 SUNDAY Oct 28 2005 TTie New Mexican magazine   

From 1607 To The Present

Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!

Growing Every Second

Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 145+ million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

Choose the Membership Plan that is right for you!

Unlimited 6 Month

$99.95 (45% Savings!)

Unlimited page views for 6 months Learn More

Unlimited Monthly

$29.95

Unlimited page views for 1 month Learn More

Introductory

$9.95

10 page views for 1 month Learn More

Subscribe or Cancel Anytime by calling 888-845-2887

24 hours a day Monday-Saturday

Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 10 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 145+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a Monthly Membership only for $29.95
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 145+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
Best Value! Save -45%
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 145+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

Search Billions of Newspaper Articles 145 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

Uncover 400+ Years
of Newspaper Archives
(1607 to today!)

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 19 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

Explore 6,200+ Current &
Historical Newspaper Titles
and Counting!

Browse by Publication