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Tag: Thelonious Monk Quartet

Monday, April 11th

never enough

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM [1917-1982], piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; John Ore, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), “Bemsha Swing” (T. Monk), live, Netherlands (Bussum), 1961

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, June 1st

never enough

Best job in music? Playing drums for Monk.

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM [1917-1982], piano, compositions; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; John Ore, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), live (“Monk’s Dream”; Drums solo; “Criss-Cross”; “Rhythm-a-Ning”; “Epistrophy”; “Evidence”; “Ruby, My Dear”; “Bright Mississippi”), Brussels, 1963

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this morning, Chicago (Monadnock Building)

Monday, February 22nd

never enough

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano, compositions; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), live, France (Amiens), 1966*

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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*0:00: Blue Monk
02:10​: Crepuscule With Nellie
14:44: Rhythm-A-Ning
25:31: Hackensack
36:08: Epistrophy
38:20: Evidence
51:51​: I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (G. Bassman, N. Washington)
1:08:18: Round Midnight
1:13:45Epistrophy

Thursday, December 17th

two takes

“Coming on the Hudson” (T. Monk)

Thelonious Monk (piano), live (studio), Paris, 1969

 

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Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Johnny Griffin, tenor saxophone; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass; Roy Haynes, drums), live, New York, 1958

 

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other day, outside Chicago (Glen Ellyn)

Wednesday, October 21st

more

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), “Evidence” (T. Monk), live, Japan, 1963

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, October 16th

two takes

Thelonious Monk (1917-1982), “Well You Needn’t”

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums), live, 1965

 

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Kenny Barron Quintet (KB, piano; Riley Mulherkar, trumpet; Marcus Strickland, tenor saxophone; Kiyoshi Kitagawa, bass; Johnathan Blake, drums), live, Ukraine (Lviv), 2019

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, October 21st

more

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), “Just a Gigolo” (I. Caesar, L. Casucci), “Bolivar Blues” (T. Monk), live, Tokyo, 1963

 

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Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Designer’s Window, Bleecker Street, New York, 1947

Wednesday, October 18th

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Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), “Evidence” (T. Monk), live, Tokyo, 1963

 

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Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Fifth Ave., Nos. 4, 6, 8, New York, 1936

Monday, October 16th

What better way to start the week?

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), “Epistrophy” (T. Monk), live, Tokyo, 1963

 

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Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Red River logging project, California, August, 1943

Tuesday, May 23rd

never enough

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), live, Tokyo, 1963


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Men are children. They must be pardoned for everything, except malice.

—Joseph Joubert, 1754-1824 (The Notebooks of Joseph Joubert, translated from French by Paul Auster)

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