Stephen Riley: Oleo

This follows on from Riley’s earlier album Hold ’Em Joe in being presented as a kind of tribute to Sonny Rollins - a third will complete the series. On the surface it's a strange concept, in that he is no obvious disciple and, indeed, explains in the album notes that Paul Gonsalves was more of an influence. The project may have been helped along by a shared interest in standard material. Rollins has always picked tunes from outside, while the four of his own that
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