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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Last night I listened to a recording of the Thelonious Monk quartet with John Coltrane made in 1957 at Carnegie Hall by Voice of America but never broadcast. Jazz enthusiasts are pretty psyched about this recording, which captured not only two short 25 minute sessions by Monk's quartet, but also featured sets by Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, and Sonny Rollins. The Monk sets were recently released on Blue Note. The recording quality is quite good; both Monk and Coltrane sound great.

Source: NPR.Org

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