Newstalgia Downbeat featuring Thelonious Monk, live at the Newport Jazz Festival. Recorded July 2, 1966.
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A live concert originally broadcast by The Voice Of America overseas (which we never got to hear over here in the U.S.) of the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival. This set features the immortal Thelonious Monk Quartet in a short, but legendary concert performance.
Here is the rundown on what you'll be hearing:
Thelonious Monk Quartet
Newport Jazz Festival
July 2, 1966
1. Evidence (11:32)
2. Light Blue (10:49)
3. Japanese Folk Song [Kojo No Tsuki] (10:08)
Thelonius Monk - Piano
Charlie Rouse - Tenor Sax
Larry Gales - Bass
Ben Riley - Drums
Tonight we have a live performance by Monk and Coltrane at Carnegie Hall, put on as a "Thanksgiving Jazz" benefit concert. After sitting untouched for nearly 50 years in the Library of Congress, it was rediscovered in 2005, when it finally saw its release. Read more...