Listen to this historic set on ABC JAZZ Thursday January 1 at 9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.
On this episode, we revisit a classic performance from Thelonious Monk and his 1958 quartet with a killer line-up of hard-bop stars.
Our set tonight’s comes from a release aptly titled Thelonious In Action, which is every bit true when you include a line-up of Johnny Griffin, Ahmed Abdul-Malik and Roy Haynes. Featured are some classic Monk tunes in true Monk style.
In the band
Thelonious Monk; piano Johnny Griffin; tenor saxophone Ahmed Abdul-Malik; bass Roy Haynes; drums
Tracks in this feature
1. 'Light Blue' 2. 'Coming on the Hudson' 3. 'Rhythm-A-Ning' 4. 'Epistrophy (Theme)' 5. 'Blue Monk' 6. 'Evidence' 7. 'Epistrophy (Theme)' 8. 'Unidentified Solo Piano' 9. 'Blues Five Spot' 10. 'In Walked Bud/Epistrophy (Theme)'
All compositions by Thelonious Monk
Recorded August 7, 1958. CD: Thelonious In Action(Riverside/OJC 103-2)