Jazz at Saint Mary’s presents ‘Tenor Madness’


Legendary tenor saxophonists Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane (Trane) only recorded together once, in 1956. But on Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. in the Page Theatre, jazz at Saint Mary’s will recreate this historic pairing with two of the region’s top sax players.

Saint Mary’s professor emeritus John Paulson and Ray Dretske will join the Saint Mary’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo 1 for an afternoon of selections separately written and recorded by Rollins and Coltrane, including “Moment’s Notice,” “Giant Steps,” “Impressions,” “Doxy,” “Naima,” “Cousin Mary,” “Blue Train,” and “St. Thomas” — and their one joint recording, “Tenor Madness.”

For more information, contact Director of Jazz Studies Eric Heukeshoven at 507-457-7292 or eheukesh@smumn.edu. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors. Call the Saint Mary’s box office for tickets at 507-457-1715 or purchase them online at pagetheatre.smumn.edu.


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