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Airegin (ver. 1) by Sonny Rollins - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
Airegin is a jazz standard composed by Sonny Rollins in 1954. It was first recorded by the Miles Davis Quintet with Rollins on saxophone, and recorded again by Miles' Quintet in 1956 on their album Cookin'. It was also performed by Wes Montgomery on his album The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery. A version with lyrics appeared on the 1985 Manhattan Transfer album Vocalese. It was also covered by Hubert Laws, featuring legendary session drummer Steve Gadd playing a very fast samba pattern behind Laws' piccolo. Maynard Ferguson recorded a version where he played an overdubbed three-way solo with himself on his 1964 album "Color Him Wild". Its name is Nigeria spelled backwards. It is considered a challenging number due to its fast tempo and complex changes. Theodore Walter "Sonny" Rollins (born September 7, 1930 in New York City)[1] is an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Rollins' long,.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Theodore Walter "Sonny" Rollins (born September 7, 1930 in New York City)[1] is an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Rollins' long, prolific career began at the age of 11, and he was playing with piano legend Thelonious Monk before reaching the age of 20. Rollins is still touring and recording today, having outlived most of his contemporaries such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Max Roach, and Art Blakey, all performers with whom he recorded. While Rollins was born in New York City, his parents were born in the United States Virgin Islands.[2] Rollins received his first saxophone at age 13. [3][4] Rollins started as a pianist, changed to alto saxophone, and finally switched to tenor in 1946. During his high-school years, he played in a band with other future jazz legends Jackie McLean and Kenny Drew. He was first recorded in 1949 with Babs Gonzales – in the same year he recorded with J. J. Johnson and Bud Powell. In his recordings through 1954, he played with performers such as Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk.[5] Airegin is a jazz standard composed by Sonny Rollins in 1954. It was first recorded by the Miles Davis Quintet with.
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