Friday, September 30, 2005
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane
This week an historic and sublime jazz recording was released: "Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall." This was recorded in 1957, and the sound quality is superb. About all I will say (for now) is: Please listen to this NPR story about it, which features the enthusiastic and astute comments of T.S. Monk, Thelonious's musician son. The intelligence and beauty of this music is compelling. Put it on...and do nothing else.