Today should be a great day of celebration for the American spirit. And with due respect to Derek Jeter, another iconic figure I love (though, despite, and due to the fact he's a, no *the* Yankee) - this thought is not about him.
It's in tribute to the saxophone colossus himself, maestro Sonny Rollins. One of the great jazz sax players of all time, and perhaps our last vital link to the ageless pantheon of jazz immortals. His name is to be spoken in the same breath as Bird, Diz, Miles, etc....and let us recall with gratitude he is still with us.
He remains a great personal inspiration...his music, his vibe, his style through the ages...
Go out there, enjoy life, get your improv on, and give thanks to Sonny Rollins - 84 years powerful today!