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Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Kennedy Center Honors 2012: Sonny Rollins — A saxman, seeking heaven

Sonny Rollins — saxophone colossus and 2012 Kennedy Center Honoree. (Michelle Bracken/FTWP)
In Sunday’s Washington Post, I profile Sonny Rollins , the iconic tenor saxophonist and pioneering improviser whose search for greatness continues at the age of 81. “I ’ll never realize perfection — I realize that,” Rollins says. “But I want to get closer than where I am now.”

Read the full profile here.


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