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Sonny Rollins has his own web site called appropriately enough

Lots of great stuff on it which I strongly recommend you check out.

Here's something from it you might like.

In a very long cadenza, Sonny had some fun reeling off tune after a magician pulling an endless number of rabbits out of his hat.

(This is kind of thing you can do when you spend 12 to 16 hours a day practicing on the Williamsburg bridge.)

If you're wondering what a "cadenza" is (I had to look up the exact definition myself), here it is:

1. An elaborate, ornamental melodic flourish interpolated into an aria or other vocal piece.
2. An extended virtuosic section for the soloist usually near the end of a movement of a concerto.

Like all musical terms, it comes from Italian.

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