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There was a period which I refer to as the 'Golden Age of Jazz,' which sort of encompasses the middle Thirties through the Sixties, we had a lot of great innovators, all creating things which will last the world for a long, long time. Sonny Rollins#Age 283
Sonny Rollins#Age 283
I am a person who thinks about the music first in trying to achieve something musically valid. Sonny Rollins#Achieve 197
Sonny Rollins#Achieve 197
I enjoy playing clubs. I still enjoy the closeness of the nightclub venue. However, after a certain period of time and after playing around some of the clubs in New YorkI felt that jazz should be presented in a more prestigious atmosphere. Sonny Rollins#Atmosphere 147
Sonny Rollins#Atmosphere 147
I think as long as people are around and can hear a record and hear people like Lester Young on a recording, there will always be a great inspiration for somebody to try to create jazz. Sonny Rollins#Create 95
Sonny Rollins#Create 95
My mother came from St. Thomas. I heard that melody and all I did was actually adapt it. I made my adaptation of sort of an island traditional melody. It did become sort of my trademark tune. Sonny Rollins#Adapt 69
Sonny Rollins#Adapt 69
There have been many great musicians that, Clifford Brown is one great example, I mean he died very early, 25. Sonny Rollins#Brown 69
Sonny Rollins#Brown 69
I have seen great jazz musicians die obscure and drinking themselves to death and not really being able to get any work and working in small, funky jazz clubs. Sonny Rollins#Able 55
Sonny Rollins#Able 55
I have always been a person who is concerned with the dignity of jazz music and the way jazz musicians have been treated and are treated, and the fact that the music has not been given the kind of due that it deserves. Sonny Rollins#Concerned 52
Sonny Rollins#Concerned 52
Europeans really provided many venues over there and hailed the jazz artists, and a lot of musicians went over there and stayed over there for a long time. A lot of them moved over there, lived over there, and died over there. Sonny Rollins#Artists 51
Sonny Rollins#Artists 51
I think what we need is a more welcoming mode from the people who put on a hundred million country-western shows on television. How about a monthly jazz show? Sonny Rollins#Hundred 50
Sonny Rollins#Hundred 50
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