Road Shows, vol. 3

Sonny Rollins has signed a distribution agreement with Sony Music Masterworks and its jazz imprint OKeh Records for the release of his new Doxy Records album, Road Shows, vol. 3. A street date of May 6 is planned.

From the Press Release: “Over the span of his storied and still-unfolding 65-year career, Rollins has established himself as one of the giants of jazz — a towering influence, a trailblazer, a powerfully creative force in the music. From his earliest masterpieces, such as Saxophone Colossus and Freedom Suite, to his Road Shows archival series of live performances for his Doxy label in the 2000s, Rollins has presented his peerless music without compromise — and to consistent international acclaim.

The new CD contains six tracks recorded between 2001 and 2012 in Saitama, Japan; Toulouse, Marseille, and Marciac, France; and St. Louis. “Patanjali,” a striking new Rollins composition, is given its debut recording.”

Doxy Records was founded in 2005 by Sonny Rollins to enable him to take full control of the means of production and distribution of his music for the first time in his lengthy career. To date he has released one studio album (Sonny, Please) and two volumes in an ongoing series of live recordings called Road Shows, as well as a DVD of a concert in Vienne, France. Rollins intends to record a studio session for the label in the coming year.

For more on Sonny, please visit his website.