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Thelonius Monk Nonet – Live In Germany – 1967 – Past Daily Downbeat

March 3, 2013

From the blog Past Daily – “Because ignorance of your culture is considered uncool.”

Thelonius Monk - A never ending journey of discovery. Lucky us.

Thelonius Monk – A never ending journey of discovery. Lucky us.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Thelonious Monk – Live in Mainz – 1967

Visiting the legendary Thelonius Monk this weekend, featuring his Nonet in a concert recorded from Mainz, Germany on November 8, 1967. Luckily for everyone, a lot of Monk’s material was recorded live, and most all of his studio material has been reissued and a lot of it has stayed available in various forms over the years. But the live stuff keeps popping up – new discoveries and unearthed archives make every listening a new experience. Which just goes to prove you can never get too much Monk in your diet.

Here’s what’s on the player:

Thelonious Monk Nonet
Mainz, Germany
November 8, 1967

Thelonius Monk – Piano
Charlie RouseTenor Sax
Ray Copeland – Trumpet
Johnny Griffin – Tenor Sax
Jimmy Cleveland – Trombone
Phil Woods – Alto Sax
Clark Terry – Trumpet
Larry Gales – Bass
Ben Riley – Drums

01 Ruby My Dear (quartet) [7:07]

02 Don’t Blame Me (solo piano) [5:03]

03 Rhythm-a-ning (C.Terry – trumpet) [4:46]

04 Straight, No Chaser
05 Evidence
06 Oska.T [18:13]

Apparently, part of this concert was released officially, but it’s not included on this post. This is the part that wasn’t issued. So it’s rare.



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