USA, 1957, hard bop

Thelonious Monk SeptetMonk’s Music

The most exciting liner notes for me are always on jazz albums. Monk the composer on piano, of course, but Coltrane on tenor sax and Art Blakey on drums. Good stuff! I just get so happy seeing these other names, because then when this is done I can keep the party going with Mosaic or Olé Coltrane. It’s all connected, everyone playing with everyone else and helping one another out. I don’t really know anything about jazz, but I believe that one of the most important elements of good jazz is chemistry and familiarity with the people you’re playing with.

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