Josef Woodard
November 03, 2000 AT 05:00 AM EST

This Is What I Do

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Sonny Rollins
genre
Jazz

We gave it an A-

This Is What I Do is nothing out of the ordinary: just a document of one of the greatest living saxophonists doing what he does. With an infectious calypso here (”Salvador”), a tartly realized ballad there (”A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square”), an extended, adventurous solo for good measure (on ”Did You See Harold Vick?”), the set reminds us that Sonny Rollins’ sound remains one of the world’s sweetest and boldest cultural forces. A-

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