Monday, June 28, 2010

Russell Malone and Sonny Rollins

Russell Malone sent me this great photo of him and Sonny Rollins. Russell is holding his LS-17.
I want to share that Russell had a Semi-Hollow for less than a year before I finished my first LS-17. Since Russell was an L5 fan, I wanted his feedback on the LS-17. He borrowed it for a week or two and when I checked in with him, he said the loved the Semi-Hollow so much, he really wasn't looking for another guitar. He was just about to start a week at the Blue Note NYC with Ron Carter and I asked him if he could, to just try it out and give me his opinion. Well, he tried it on the second set of the first night, and has never put it down since......

1 comment:

  1. I saw Russell playing your Sadowsky back in May 2009, when he was here with Dianne Reeves at the Bellevue Jazz Fest. I'm still trying to get a handle on which Sadowsky Russell is playing when?

    When exactly did Russell start playing the LS-17? Did he record "Triple Play" back in January with that particular one? I want to make sure I correctly identify the guitar on his All About Jazz Musician Profile page for his Discography information.

    Thank you.

    Kandie Le Britain Webster in Washington State ~ jazzylover59