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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Monk at the Five Spot

Thelonious Monk
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)


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