Sonny Rollins on the cover of John Abbott's Saxophone Colossus: A Portrait of Sonny Rollins.
December 3, 2010 Fresh Air jazz critic Kevin Whitehead picks CDs, books and a DVD for the jazz lover on your list this holiday season. His selections include a book of Sonny Rollins photographs and music from the first season of the HBO series Treme.
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January 19, 2003 Weekend Edition Sunday music director Ned Wharton reviews discs by Radio Zumbido and illy B Eats, better known as Billy Martin, the drummer from Medeski Martin & Wood.
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July 28, 2002 Weekend Edition Sunday music director Ned Wharton reviews three CDs highlighting jazz groups working the so-called "jam-band" circuit, attracting young rock fans to a new breed of jazz: Medeski Martin and Wood's Uninvisible (Blue Note), Stanton Moore's Flyin' the Koop (Verve) and John Scofield's Uberjam (Verve).
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