John Coltrane

Historic Meeting: John Coltrane & Thelonious Monk (JAZZ)

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JWR 4595 LP

Historic Meeting: John Coltrane & Thelonious Monk

John Coltrane

Jazz Wax Records

8436559466165

LPS 156734

JAZZ

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LP 12,39 €

· LIMITED EDITION CLASSIC LPs

· 180 gram VINYL-AUDIOPHILE PRESSING

· INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK

· 5 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

After returning from his trip to Philadelphia, in Mid-1957, John Coltrane accepted Thelonious Monk’s offer and joined his band for a period of six months. They played at New York’s Five Spot Café in a quartet format, which included bassist Ahmed Abdul Malik and drummer Shadow Wilson, in addition to Monk and Trane. Despite the exquisite quality of the band’s music, it yielded relatively few studio recordings, including the album reissued here.

PERSONNEL:

  • On A1-A2 & B1:
  • THELONIOUS MONK, piano
  • JOHN COLTRANE, tenor sax
  • WILBUR WARE, bass
  • SHADOW WILSON, drums
  • New York, July 1957.
  • On A3-A4 & B2:
  • THELONIOUS MONK, piano
  • JOHN COLTRANE, tenor sax
  • COLEMAN HAWKINS, tenor sax
  • RAY COPELAND, trumpet
  • GIGI GRYCE, alto sax
  • WILBUR WARE, bass
  • ART BLAKEY, drums
  • New York, June 26, 1957.
  • On B3:
  • THELONIOUS MONK, unaccompanied piano
  • New York, April 12, 1957.

SIDE A:

  • 01. RUBY MY DEAR
  • 02. TRINKLE TINKLE
  • 03. OFF MINOR
  • 04. OFF MINOR (alternate take) (*)

SIDE A:

  • 01. NUTTY
  • 02. EPISTROPHY
  • 03. FUNCTIONAL
  • (*) Bonus track: From the same sessions. Not on the original LP.