With John Coltrane

Thelonious Monk


Vinyl LP

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2009, Original Jazz Classics

VINYL FORMAT. "Among Thelonious Monk's long stays at New York's legendary Five Spot was a six-month period in 1957 with possibly his most brilliant band, with John Coltrane finding fuel in Monk's music for his harmonic explorations. The quartet only recorded three studio tracks: a sublime reading of Monk's ballad "Ruby, My Dear"; a loping version of "Nutty"; and a stunning version of "Trinkle Tinkle" on which Trane's tenor mirrors Monk's piano part. The CD is completed with outtakes from an octet session that joined Coltrane and Coleman Hawkins and an extended solo version of "Functional." - Stuart Broomer

Tracklisting

Disc 1
1 Ruby, My Dear
2 Trinkle, Tinkle
3 Off Minor
4 Nutty
5 Epistrophy
6 Functional


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