It’s been a pretty good year for those who love long-lost gems by late jazz giants. A few months back we got Both Directions At Once, which consisted of previously unearthed fare from sax god John Coltrane. Soon that will be joined by Mønk, a new disc featuring buried treasures from (who else?) eccentric pianist Thelonious Monk. The five-track set was reportedly recorded live in Copenhagen in 1963, with Monk fronting a band that included Charlie Rouse on tenor saxophone, bassist John Ore and drummer Frankie Dunlop. Get a taste of what’s in store with this tastefully swinging version of his late ’50s composition Nutty.
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