• CAT # OJCCD-016-25

    1. We See 4:15
    2. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 4:53
    3. Locomotive 6:20
    4. Hackensack 5:10
    5. Let's Call This 7:15
    6. Think Of One (Take 2) 5:40
    7. Think Of One (Take 1) 5:40

The unusual combination of Sonny Rollins's tenor sax and Julius Watkins's French horn comprises the front line on two of Monk's compositions. Later, Watkins would form a working group of the same instrumentation with tenor man Charlie Rouse called Les Jazz Modes. Subsequently, Rouse would play for ten years in Monk's group. The second session, with Ray Copeland and Frank Foster, includes three more Monk originals (including the renowned "Hackensack") and a unique Monk treatment of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes."
with Sonny Rollins, Frank Foster, Ray Copeland, Julius Watkins, Curly Russell, Percy Heath, Willie Jones, Art Blakey

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During his half-dozen years at Riverside, Thelonious Monk recorded in a wide variety of settings, but this is his only use of the trumpet/tenor… More