Sonny Rollins On Being Human

In recognition of Black History Month, Transformation Publications will present poems, essays, and other artistic creations by Black artists, musicians, and writers.

Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins (September 07, 1930 -)

It’s not a matter of your intelligence or anything. You have to have a gift. Just as, I’m sure, for other professions. […] I came upon these very great and — not just great musicians, but great people. […] And I’m trying to now live my life like that. I’ve got a gift, a musical gift, fine. But I want to be a human being, a good human being. I need to always express that to young students. Everybody can have a gift. That’s a gift. But then we have to be good human beings. So that’s what it’s all about.


Photo Credit: The Gitdown Hoedown by Larry Martin.

Listen to Sonny Rollins play Don’t Stop the Carnival  here.

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