Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sonny in St. Louie

Tenth time a(nother) charm. Big ovation as soon as he steps on stage energizes him, if he wasn't already, and he starts slinging guns right out of the gate on Sonny Please. What he does to close In A Sentimental Mood is as incredible as anything I've heard him do live or recorded. Even his comping is more of a challenge to his side dudes than a compliment, although, consumate pro, he is certainly complimentary. Kobe Watkins rises to the challenge on My One And Only Love and Sonny slams it right back at him, 50 some years difference in their ages be damned. Guy turned 79 this month. Gives you hope. My new best Mr. Rollins interlude.

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