New Monk

Rifftides reader Don Emanuel has managed to excerpt from a Polish television program a rare performance of "'Round Midnight" by Thelonious Monk. It was taped during the Monk quartet's 1966 European tour, with Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Larry Gales, bass; and Ben Riley, drums. Watching Monk is half the fun. Mr. Emanuel posted the clip on YouTube. You may see it by going here. YouTube also has a clip showing rehearsal and performance of "Evidence" by a medium-sized Monk band that includes … [Read more...]