Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pic(k) of the Week: Sonnymoon 'rainbow'


A 'rainbow' appears above the moon, Monday evening, 10 October 2011.

That night, Thelonious Monk —jazz pianist and composer, now playing for the angels— would have been 94 years young. As it was, that night, Sonny Rollins —octogenarian jazz composer and tenor saxophonist who is still playing for us terrestrials— performed at The Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C.

Sonny Rollins @Kennedy Center

A reviewer from the Washington Post utterly failed to comprehend the excitement, the vital energy, and the musical brilliance of Mr. Rollins' performance that evening. Regardless, I considered the evening a "Sonnymoon for Two", which also happens to be the title of one of Mr. Rollins' several brilliant composition/improvisations: in this case, a distinctive 12-bar blues.

Mr. Rollins has been selected as a 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree.

Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, often posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as a subject.Commercial use requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.


  1. So I spotted my Dave Brubeck on your pic of this poster and quickly went to the WPAS site to see if tix are available, as I always try to see him when he's in town. The show is cancelled for medical reasons. Let's hope that Dave is alright. At 91, still a great voice in jazz. -- Randy

  2. With you on that. I certainly hope Mr. Brubeck recovers quickly.


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