The Simpsons Exclusive: Saxophonist Sonny Rollins Gets Tupac Treatment

The Simpsons‘ has tapped Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins to play himself in an episode of the Fox animated comedy, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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In a spring episode titled “Whiskey Business,” Rollins appears as a hologram to Lisa when she takes exception to a “Tupac-at-Cochella”-style hologram of blues icon Bleeding Gums Murphy and starts a letter writing campaign to stop this holographic exploitation.

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Rollins is a Grammy-winning jazz tenor saxophonist who has played with greats like Miles Davis, Max Roach and Thelonious Monk. He joins Season 24’s long list of guest stars, which includes Zooey Deschanel, Steve Carell, Tom Waits and Benedict Cumberbatch.

The Simpsons airs Sundays at 8/7c on Fox.

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  1. sladewilson says:

    Sonny Rollins is a legend. Saxaphone Colossus and Alfie. Nuff said…. All Simpsons episodes are must sees but this one is a must DVR and keep forever…

  2. Jessica says:

    when is this airing?

  3. Chaz D. says:

    Rollins: fantastic!! Who else in jazz can we suggest? Chick Corea?

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