April 22, 2012

Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music.


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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
Newport, RI
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

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