With John Coltrane [Import]

Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane

With John Coltrane [Import]

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Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane is a 1961 album by Thelonious Monk issued on Jazzland Records, a subsidiary of Riverside Records. It consists of material recorded four years earlier when Monk worked extensively with John Coltrane, issued after Coltrane had become a leader and jazz star in his own right.

The original LP was assembled by the label with material from three different sessions. The impetus for the album was the discovery of three usable studio tracks recorded by the Monk Quartet with Coltrane in July 1957 at the beginning of the band's six-month residency at New York's legendary Five Spot club near Cooper Square. To round out the release, producer Keepnews included two outtakes from the Monk's Music album recorded the previous month, and one additional outtake from Thelonious Himself recorded in April.

Tracklist:

1  Ruby, My Dear
2 Trinkle, Tinkle
3 Off Minor
4 Nutty
5 Epistrophy
6 Functional
7 Monk's Mood
8 Crepuscule with Nellie