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Sonny’s Bridge: Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Finds His Groove
by Barry Wittenstein, Illustrated by Keith Mallett

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    List Price: $17.99 (store prices may vary)
    Format: Hardcover
    Classification: Children’s
    Page Count: 40
    ISBN13: 9781580898812
    Imprint: Charlesbridge
    Publisher: Charlesbridge
    Parent Company: Charlesbridge

    Book Description:
    This groovy, bebopping picture book biography chronicles the legendary jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins’s search for inspiration on the Williamsburg Bridge after quitting the jazz scene in 1959.

    Rollins is one of the most prolific sax players in the history of jazz, but, in 1959, at the height of his career, he vanished from the jazz scene. His return to music was an interesting journey—with a long detour on the Williamsburg Bridge. Too loud to practice in his apartment, Rollins played on the New York City landmark for two years among the cacophony of traffic and the stares of bystanders, leading to the release of his album, The Bridge.

    Written in rhythmic prose with a bebop edge, this picture-book biography of Sonny Rollins’s journey to get his groove back will delight young and old fans alike.



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