"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Birthday Today - Saxophone Colossus (Sonny Rollins)

Today is the 81st birthday of the one and only "Saxophone Colossus," Sonny Rollins.   He was the Big Man before Clarence Clemons knew who Bruce Springsteen was.   Here's Sonny Rollins doing his most famous number, "St. Thomas":

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