Johannes Enders – „Sweet Freedom“
A Tribute to Sonny Rollins
Johannes Enders – tenor saxophones
Henning Sieverts – bass
Jorge Rossy – drums
CD/Vinyl Release Tour February 2023
Sonny Rollins, one of the last living icons of modern jazz, was and is a role model for countless generations of saxophonists.
This is also the case for Johannes Enders, one of the most important European voices on the tenor saxophone. Reason enough, then, for Sonny Rollins to dedicate an entire album with arrangements of some of his greatest hits to the „Saxophone Colossus“ and to go on tour with this program!
Joining this adventure are Munich bassist Henning Sieverts and Spanish drum legend Jorge Rossy (Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Chick Corea, Mark Turner and many more).
The title of the recording „Freedom Suite“ says a lot about one of the central characteristics of jazz: the urge for musical freedom, but also the urge for freedom of Afro-American people. In 1958, when the civil rights movement was gaining momentum in the United States, the record company decided to pull the record with that title from the market for fear of politicizing the music.
We can finally enjoy the value of these compositions, which are now considered classics, live!