Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane
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Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane are universally recognized as musical demi-gods. The idea of Monk and Coltrane--the genius mentor and the… More
When Monk and Trane spent six months of 1957 working together at New York's Five Spot Cafe, it was an historic event which certainly should have… More
ABOUT THELONIOUS MONK WITH JOHN COLTRANE
John Coltrane's development as an improviser accelerated in the mid-1950s when he was with Miles Davis. During six months of 1957 with Thelonious Monk in a celebrated engagement at New York's Five Spot Café, it went into overdrive. Coltrane said later, "Working with Monk brought me close to a musical architect of the highest order. I felt I learned from him in every way-through the senses, theoretically, technically."