Thursday, October 11, 2012

Remembering Thelonious Monk on his 95th anniversary

The great Thelonious Monk was born on October 1917, 95 years ago. He was truly one of a kind. A vinyl Grdatest Hits on Columbia was among the first 10 or so jazz records I bought. I wore it out. Here's a performance of his classic "'Round Midnight" recorded in Poland in 1966 with ( in addition to Thelonious on piano)Charlie Rouse on tenor sax Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley on drums.

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