The ROAD SHOWS series has accomplished something that Sonny Rollins has been seeking for most of his career - a recorded-music experience that really is the next best thing to hearing him in person. Each new volume creates the same rush of anticipation that his fans have felt for decades when attending a Rollins concert. VOLUME 1 started the series with a program spanning twenty-seven years. VOLUME 2 was drawn exclusively from 2010 shows, including his legendary birthday concert at New York's Beacon Theater. The new album, ROAD SHOWS, VOLUME 3, could be subtitled 21st Century Sonny as it spans the years between 2001 and 2012, providing a thrilling overview of the music and musicians that have engaged Rollins in the new millennium. VOLUME 3 consists of six tracks recorded in the U.S., Japan and France and includes the debut recording of a striking new Rollins composition, Pantanjali. Over the span of his storied and still-unfolding sixty-five year career, Sonny Rollins has established himself as one of the giants of jazz - a towering influence, a trailblazer, a powerfully creative force in music. From his earliest masterpieces, such as Saxophone Colossus and Freedom Suite, to the Road Shows archival series, Rollins has presented his peerless music without compromise and to consistent international acclaim. Grammy winner Rollins received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 2004.