Friday Night Jazz: Thelonious Monk

Friday, March 09, 2007 | 06:49 PM

Thelonious_monk_with_john_coltraneOne of my all time favorites Jazz musicians is Thelonius Monk. I stumbled across this video via a random click, and it reminded  me how much I love Monk's work.

Monk was a three way genius: As a composer, as a jazz pianist, and as an improvisationist, he was without peer, and shaped the future of Jazz. Some notable discs:

Monk's Dream is a great example of Thelonious Monk in a Quartet format, with Monk at the peak of his career peak.

Monks_dreamMonk's Music a classsic compositions & recordings; Bold and inspired, with Coltrane, Blakey and Hawkins. Just fabulous.

Solo Monk a man, a piano, a studio tape recorder. Brilliant. 

Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane -- what more can you add to these two? Monstrous.


Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall accidentally discovered in an unmarked box by a Library of Congress engineer early 2005 (previously mentioned in our year end review).

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A (young)friend of mine was recently discussing his favourite forgotten bands of the 90's
( got a bunch of us thinking of the 80's, 70's and on back. A guy we remembered fondly was John Coltrane. My roomate in college had the album pictured above and he introduced a lot of us to these men and their work. It is Friday night and high time to find those CD's again...

Posted by: Alan Coffey | Mar 9, 2007 7:09:10 PM

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