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Sonny Fortune

Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: May 19, 1939    

When critics speak of Sonny Fortune, names like Coltrane, Cannonball, Young, Bechet, Hawkins and Parker are mentioned. Quite a legacy - but well deserved - for Sonny Fortune embodies all of the finest qualities of those late, great musicians: hard work, dedication to his art, and exceptional music. Lucky for us, Sonny is still here and blowing hard.

Born in Philadelphia on May 19, 1939, he was 18 years old before deciding to pursue a career in jazz. In 1967 he moved to New York. Says the quiet, straight-talking Fortune of that move: “Eventually, in order to find out if you really have what it takes, you have to go to the center, and that's New York...you can only do so much in your hometown.”...
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    Last Night at Sweet Rhythm

    Sound Reason
    2010
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    Infinity Is

    Milestone Records
    2010
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    You and the Night and the Music

    18th & Vine
    2007
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    Sonny Fortune: Trilogy Collection

    Sound Reason
    2006
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    Continuum

    Sound Reason
    2004
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    Great Friends

    Evidence Music
    2003
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    A Better Understanding

    Milestone Records
    1995
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Last Night At Sweet Rhythm

Sound Reason (2009)

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