June 19, 7 - 10 p.m.

Sonny Rollins & Cannonball Adderley Screening

​A screening of legendary performances from Sonny Rollins & Cannonball Adderley

A screening of legendary performances from Sonny Rollins & Cannonball Adderley.

Sonny Rollins -
Features two intimate concerts filmed in the ’60s for Danish television at the pinnacle of one of his most creative periods. Rollins is joined by some of the most legendary sidemen in jazz history, including 19-year-old Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, drum master Alan Dawson and pianist Kenny Drew. The performances on this DVD feature two incredible versions of his signature tune “St. Thomas,” and reinforce why Sonny Rollins’ incomparable style and genius continue to influence new generations of young jazz musicians.

Cannonball Adderley -
Features two beautifully filmed concerts from one of the most celebrated sextets in jazz history, captured at the top of their game. Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), Nat Adderley (cornet) and the masterful Yusef Lateef (tenor sax, flute, oboe), provide a massive three-horn frontline attack, while the stellar rhythm section featuring a pre-Weather Report Joe Zawinul (piano), Sam Jones (bass) and Louis Hayes (drums) fuel the songs with a deep infectious swing. Quincy Jones’ “Jessica’s Day” leaps from the gate with a huge “big band” sound that is extraordinary for only six musicians. This DVD is a reminder that Cannonball Adderley was one of the most outstanding and highly respected alto saxophonists in the history of jazz, a blues-based jazzman who could play anything in superb fashion.

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