Sonny Rollins Meditating on a Riff

Interview with Hugh Wyatt


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Hugh Wyatt was part of the group that put the legendary New York radio station WBLS on the air and saved the Apollo Theater.

For nearly thirty years, he wrote and edited for New York Daily News.

And he’s enjoyed a long friendship with Sonny Rollins,

In this landmark book, Hugh not only shares some previously unknown details of Sonny’s life and evolution as an artist, he also goes into depth on a little appreciated fact of jazz history: the serious spiritual seeking that characterizes Sonny’s life and the lives of many of the great artists whose work formed jazz as we know it today.

You can get information on Hugh’s book through his publishing company: Kamama Books

– Ken McCarthy
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Music credit: The Jazz on the Tube podcast theme song is “Mambo Inferno” performed by The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria from the CD ¡Que Viva Harlem!

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