Monk Centennial, Pt. One


First album I ever bought by him. Pretty fortunate choice, really. I learned more about him as an interpreter here. Also, one of his wonderful LP jackets.

PS: Mine is not a 1964 original, of course, but a weird thing is that, while Bill Evans clearly wrote the (brief) liner notes — there are no credits anywhere on the LP. So other than knowing Monk does piano, I had no clue who was doing what.

One thought on “Monk Centennial, Pt. One

  1. My first was “Monk and Coltrane.” I was at Carnegie Hall the night Monk died, Arthur Blythe did a “Ruby, My Dear” that made me cry.

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