Last night's banter: Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins blew some serious magic from his saxophone at the Kennedy Center Wednesday night, but the 72-year-old jazz icon earned some of the evening's loudest applause when he approached the microphone to speak. Here's a sampling of what the saxophone colossus had to say once the cheers died down:
On his youth in Annapolis, MD and swimming at Carr's beach: "I used to go there when I was young. I was 11 years old and I was in love with a woman there. She was 19 years old."
On first seeing the film version of the musical "Cabin In The Sky": "Is that movie theater still in Annapolis? It was older than me, so I know it ain't."
Before breaking for intermission: "I didn't want to but they put a gun to my head and said 'Take an intermission.'"
Before closing the show: "Thank you Washington D.C.! But don't forget Annapolis! It all started in Annapolis!"
Please email us to report offensive comments.
Posted by: snakebit | December 4, 2009 3:20 PM
The comments to this entry are closed.