Wednesday, May 25th

by musicclipoftheday

Unfailing clarity, lyricism—how apt to hear him shortly after Mozart.

Sonny Rollins, live (“On Green Dolphin Street,” “St. Thomas,” “Four”), Denmark, 1968*



reading table

dripping from the flower vendor’s
morning dew

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1828 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)


*With Kenny Drew (piano), Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass), Albert “Tootie” Heath (drums).