Sunday, December 10, 2017
The Williamsburg Bridge should be re-named in honor of Sonny Rollins. Why hasn't this happened yet? One of the really cool things about cool cities is that they honor their cultural contributors. You can't wander far in New Orleans without seeing Louis Armstrong's likeness. There is a statue of Stevie Ray Vaughn in Austin... New York is actually pretty good about this sort of thing, but there are a lot of pedestals that are or should be in need of new persons to honor, and America's jazz musicians deserve the recognition. It is odd to me, to drive past Hamlet, North Carolina and not see a sign that says, "Birthplace of John Coltrane". C'mon, Hamlet, NC! Trane is it for you, your claim to historical relevance.