It is possible to have good luck on Friday the 13th. We have proof in the form of a recording from a Town Hall concert played by Thelonious Monk in New York City on February 28, 1959. “The Thelonious Monk Orchestra” is the grand term that the promoters and the record company applied to the 10-piece band assembled for the occasion, one of the most memorable of Monk’s career. Fortunately for posterity, the concert was recorded. Hall Overton wrote an arrangement that observed the eighth-note rhythm pattern of Monk’s piano in his 1953 quintet recording of his composition “Friday The 13th.” Solos are by Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Monk, piano; Phil Woods, alto saxophone; and Donald Byrd, trumpet.
After Rifftides posted that video a few years ago, some zealous patroller of the internet took it down, without explanation. If that happens again, try this direct link to the YouTube video.
Speaking of luck, when the Monk Town Hall recording was reissued, it turned out to include four tracks that were not on the original album.