Thelonious Monk

Stories of Standards: "Epistrophy"

Sep 13, 2018
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The New Yorker

There’s a great story behind “Miles Davis and John Coltrane—The Final Tour,” the sixth volume in Sony’s “Bootleg Series” of live recordings by Davis (it comes out March 23rd), and that story makes itself heard in the music. In 1960, the trumpeter Miles Davis, along with his regular band, was booked to go on a concert tour in Western Europe as part of the ongoing, and internationally famous, “Jazz at the Philharmonic” concert series.

Stories of Standards: Rhythm-a-Ning by Thelonious Monk

Mar 9, 2018
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BluJazz Productions

Trumpeter Greg Gisbert was hanging out at Dazzle the other night to hear fellow trumpeter Marquis Hill. As Gisbert noted, he was just catching some sounds before packing his bags at his Denver home and hitting the road with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Working with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and with the Maria Schneider Orchestra (a great big band that will be at the Lakewood Cultural Center on Feb. 27) keeps Gisbert on the road a good deal of the time, but he is quick to express great enthusiasm over Denver’s growing reputation on the jazz front.

This week the Vinyl Vault goes digital in honor of Monk’s 100th birthday. Monk recorded several albums for the Columbia label from 1962 through 1968. In 2001 Columbia released a three CD retrospective entitled “The Columbia Years/ ’62 – ’68.” The set contains a number of previously released Monk gems hitherto unheard on KUVO including an extended version of “In Walked Bud,” originally on the “Underground” album. So it may not be vinyl, but it’s rare Monk!

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