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Tag: Thelonious Monk

Thursday, March 18th

alone

Thelonious Monk (1917-1982, piano), “‘Round Midnight” (T. Monk), 1954

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

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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random sights

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

Wednesday, February 17th

two takes

“Evidence” (T. Monk)

Joel Ross Quartet (JR, vibraphone; Immanuel Wilkins, alto saxophone; Rashaan Carter, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums), live, New York, 1/17/21

 

*****

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

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Boy and Dog in Johnnypump, 1982 (detail)

Monday, December 28th

Why not begin the last week of a dark year with sounds of joy?

Paul Motian Trio (PM, drums; Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone; Bill Frisell, guitar), “Misterioso” (T. Monk), live, New York (Village Vanguard), 2005

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, December 17th

two takes

“Coming on the Hudson” (T. Monk)

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

 

*****

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

 

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random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Glen Ellyn)

Tuesday, December 15th

sounds of Chicago

Little Rootie Tootie (Juli Wood, tenor saxophone; Dustin Laurenzi, tenor saxophone; Katie Ernst, bass; Greg Artry, drums) playing Thelonious Monk, live (performance begins at 13:00), Chicago (Constellation), 12/12/20

 

MVP?

The drummer (Greg Artry): he lifts everybody.

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table 

farewell! farewell!
hands waving
in the mist

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue

Wednesday, November 11th

two takes

“Crepuscule with Nellie” (T. Monk)

Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar), live, Baltimore, 11/6/20

 

*****

Thelonious Monk (piano), live, Paris, 1969

 

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other day, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

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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random sights

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.

Monday, October 12th

Why not begin the week with two minutes of genius?

Thelonious Monk (1917-1982, piano), “Epistrophy” (T. Monk), live (excerpt)

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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