smokey-jazz azz Club opens on a strong brilliant riff of pink peppercorns with lemon and neroli. The citrus is like the glint off the bell of a trumpet under the spotlight and the peppercorns are the blare of that opening trumpet’s first sounds. It captures your attention and it carries you to the bar for Mme Massenet’s olfactory craft cocktail wherein she adds clary sage to a rich dark rum accord and garnishes it with green vetiver.
Sonny Rollins. I used to go to a club in Paterson NJ...Gullivers. Late 70s early 80s. Sonny Rollins played a lot along with etta jones, houston person, Zoot Sims, bucky pizzarelli and more. I got all their autographs on gullivers bar menus. :) A guy named Amos owned it... had a limp...a really sweet-heart and jazzy guy.
During the years 1956 to 1958 Sonny Rollins was widely regarded as the most talented and innovative tenor saxophonist in jazz. Nevertheless, he was discontented; he voluntarily withdrew from public life from August 1959 to November 1961. During this period of retirement his habit of practicing on the Williamsburg Bridge in New York became legendary.