Revealing how millions of Americans have welcomed snakes into their homes as pets, Henry Rollins meets some obsessive serpent lovers who deliberately seek out the most dangerous breeds they can get their hands on. From illegal smuggling, to underground breeders who create species not found in nature, and those who shoot venom into their veins, Rollins explores the outer fringe of a secret snake subculture.
Dizzy Gillespie brings together tenor saxophonists Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins for four extended cuts, and in the process comes up with one of the most exciting "jam session" records in the jazz catalog. While the rhythm section of pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Tommy Bryant, and drummer Charlie Persip provides solid rhythmic support, Stitt and Rollins get down to business trading fours and reeling off solo fireworks. Apparently, Gillespie had stoked the competitive fires before the session with phone calls and some gossip, the fallout of which becomes palpable as the album progresses.
After the global musical travels of his recent albums that explored the outer reaches of world music fusion, guitarist and composer Lawson Rollins comes Full Circle on his latest release with 12 tightly focused tracks that feature his distinctive guitar work front-and-center, accented by a backdrop of world beat rhythms and intimate ensemble instrumentation.
The new album from award-winning, Billboard Top 10 World Music Guitarist Laswson Rollins. The album inludes 12 new original songs that capture the urgency of the moment, the exhilaration of the speed of sound, and the poignancy of the remains of the day.