Thelonious Monk - Reflections
From Thelonious Monk Trio (1954, Prestige LP7027)
Today I’m in Monk mood (listened to Monk’s Music the whole day when not practicing) and this is a true Monk original. The Thelonious Monk Trio sessions were Thelonious’ first studio appearances after his great great Genius Of Modern Music recordings for Blue Note.
- Thelonious Monk, p
- Gerry Mapp, b
- Max Roach, dr
Laura Nyro with Alice Coltrane during the ‘Christmas and the Beads of Sweat’ sessions, 1970
Masta Ace- Sittin’ on Chrome (Jay Dee Remix)
Jacky Giordano - Restless Mind
Offering: Legendary John Coltrane Concert Recording to be Released
Here’s a documentary on the soon-to-be released Offering – John Coltrane Live At Temple University, from November 11, 1966. The original Temple University radio tapes of the concert were found and used. I remember this concert well because I did not attend. I’d just moved to Philly to go to college and I cannot for the life of me remember why I couldn’t go that night. I hadn’t seen Coltrane for 10 months at the point and would have been intensely curious about what he was up to. The next day, I bumped into my friend Steve Knoblauch, who lived in the next dormitory, and asked him how it was. He said, “Great and I sat in!!” It took him a year to convince me that he wasn’t full of it. Now he has the proof.