The Jazz Show Episode October 13, 2014

Broadcast on 13-Oct-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Thelonious Monk with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (1957).

This is an historic record date with Thelonious Monk joining Art Blakey's 1957 edition of The Jazz Messengers. Monk had one important request when he agreed to do this date and that was it must include mostly Monk tunes. Monk and Blakey were best of friends and their Birthdays were one day apart Oct.10(Monk) and Oct 11(Blakey) so it was a fun date for all concerned. Blakey's Messengers included Cleveland-born trumpeter Bill Hardman and Chicago-born Johnny Griffin ("The Little Giant"), bassist James "Spanky" DeBrest and Blakey on drums and Monk on piano. All the tunes are Monk's except for the last tune which was written by Johnny Griffin and called "Purple Shades". This is an iconic and classic album which is our way of saying Happy Birthday to two men who shaped Jazz music forever.

Track Listing:

Blue Monk
Art Blakey · With Thelonious Monk
Evidence
Art Blakey · With Thelonious Monk
Blue Monk
Art Blakey · With Thelonious Monk
Evidence
Art Blakey · With Thelonious Monk
I Mean You
Art Blakey · With Thelonious Monk
In Walked Bud
Art Blakey · With Thelonious Monk
Rhythm-A-Ning
Art Blakey · With Thelonious Monk
Purple Shades
Art Blakey · With Thelonious Monk
T.& S.
Terry Gibbs · Jazztime USA
You Don't Know What Love Is
Terry Gibbs · Jazztime USA
Flyin' Home
Terry Gibbs · Jazztime USA
Lover Man
Lee Konitz · Lee Konitz/Gerry Mulligan
Too Marvelous For Words
Lee Konitz · Lee Konitz/Gerry Mulligan
All The Things You Are
Lee Konitz · Lee Konitz/Gerry Mulligan
Bernie's Tune
Lee Konitz · Lee Konitz/Gerry Mulligan
Milt meets Sid
Milt Jackson · The First Q
D & E
Milt Jackson · The First Q
Yesterdays
Milt Jackson · The First Q
Between The devil and The deep Blue Sea
Milt Jackson · The First Q
How High The Moon
Oscar Peterson · O.P. At The Stratford Festival
On A Misty Night
Phaoah Sanders · Heart Is A Melody
Yesterdays
Art Tatum · The Definitive
Jitterbug Waltz
Art Tatum · The Definitive
Mr. Freddie's Blues
Art Tatum · The Definitive