Rollins, Richards featured guests at jazz foundation benefit

NEW YORK (AP) — From Keith Richards saluting vocalist Merry Clayton of "Gimme Shelter" fame to an all-star gathering of jazz musicians paying tribute to saxophonist Sonny Rollins, the stage of the Apollo Theater was a showcase for friends stepping up on behalf of honored and absent guests.

The 85-year-old Rollins spoke, but did not play, Thursday night as he received a lifetime achievement prize from the Jazz Foundation of America, which held its 14th annual benefit gala "A Great Night...

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