B. Clugston

Monk 1959 session on Resonance, Coltrane?

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Interesting news on Resonance in this interview:

"Since then, Feldman has been vetting literally hundreds of historical recordings—mostly for Resonance, where he’s executive vice-president and general manager. Next up for release? A long-lost 1959 studio date by none other than Thelonious Monk.

He’s also been handed the keys to the Radio France archives, and has dibs on a greater treasure than the fabled Ark of the Covenant: 12 hours of music by the artist many consider the best saxophonist of all time. Feldman’s not quite ready to name names, so let’s just say that any jazz fan would consider their release a giant step for humanity."

http://www.straight.com/music/829826/los-angeles-jazz-detective-zev-feldman-unearths-hidden-treasures

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Well there must be someone with a discography that will tell us what this 1959 Monk studio date would be. Or is it lost so long no one even knows what it would be?

Color me a little more curious about Radio France archives than 12 hours of Coltrane but that's just me and YMMVWV.

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1 hour ago, Dan Gould said:

 

Color me a little more curious about Radio France archives than 12 hours of Coltrane but that's just me and YMMVWV.

I wonder if it's just a long version of "My Favorite Things"? :D

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If it's Monk/Studio/1959, that would have to be Riverside.

http://www.jazzdisco.org/thelonious-monk/discography/#590228

My hope would be for more Monk/Thad, but the reality is that unless this has been truly lost and/or forgottten, it might be outtakes that go nowhere, perhaps even fast. But one never knows.

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The Resonance web site has a new sampler which includes unissued tracks from the Three Sounds and Wes Montgomery (both to be made available later).

The sampler is on iTunes - listened to the Wes and it is very nice - a high fidelity studio date.

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I helped moderate a couple of panel discussions with Zev at the Indy Jazz Fest's Wes Montgomery tribute day, and iirc correctly some of the Monk tracks are derived from sessions for Les Liaisons Dangereuses.  I also got to hear a pretty sweet Montgomery side with David Baker on trombone... definitely more Wes in the pipeline.

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the only unissued studio session that i see for 1959 monk in the sheridan discography is

soundtrack to the film “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”.  Parts of these tunes can be heard in the film.

July 27, 1959
Nola Studios, New York
Thelonious Monk Quintet
Personnel: Charlie Rouse, Bernard “Barney” Wilen (ts); Thelonious Monk (p); Sam Jones (b); Arthur Taylor (d).

Monk’s Mood
Crepuscule with Nellie
Off Minor
Let’s Cool One
Let’s Cool One
Rhythm-a-ning
Epistrophy
Epistrophy
Pannonica
Pannonica
Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues Are
Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues Are
We’ll Understand it Better By and By
Untitled blues (p-solo)
Epistrophy
Epistrophy

 

the coltrane discographers have gone through the Radio France archives tapes. they didn't have much new material to report from these in the jc reference book. maybe an hour or possibly two hours at the most from 62 and 63 paris. and most of that is in circulation. 

maybe the article is talking about sonny rollins.

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Speaking of unissued Coltrane, will we ever see any kind of official release of the Frank Tiberi tapes?

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3 hours ago, Dan Gould said:

Color me a little more curious about Radio France archives than 12 hours of Coltrane but that's just me and YMMVWV.

Haven't nearly all these concerts been extensively bootlegged?

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9 hours ago, Guy Berger said:

Haven't nearly all these concerts been extensively bootlegged?

Radio France? I have no idea but consider what's been found with the Netherlands reissue program, or the Horace Silver quintet - which was a Paris show - which has not been in circulation.  I think there could be many unheard/forgotten broadcasts to be cleaned up and released.

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And a ton of non-Coltrane stuff that's probably going to be really interesting. Maybe even featuring some French musicians... :)

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14 hours ago, l p said:

the only unissued studio session that i see for 1959 monk in the sheridan discography is

soundtrack to the film “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”.  Parts of these tunes can be heard in the film.

July 27, 1959
Nola Studios, New York
Thelonious Monk Quintet
Personnel: Charlie Rouse, Bernard “Barney” Wilen (ts); Thelonious Monk (p); Sam Jones (b); Arthur Taylor (d).

Monk’s Mood
Crepuscule with Nellie
Off Minor
Let’s Cool One
Let’s Cool One
Rhythm-a-ning
Epistrophy
Epistrophy
Pannonica
Pannonica
Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues Are
Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues Are
We’ll Understand it Better By and By
Untitled blues (p-solo)
Epistrophy
Epistrophy

 

 

That would be interesting, yes.

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2 hours ago, clifford_thornton said:

And a ton of non-Coltrane stuff that's probably going to be really interesting. Maybe even featuring some French musicians... :)

Forgive me if my personal preference would be some Hank in those archives.  :P

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On 11/16/2016 at 10:55 AM, Dan Gould said:

Forgive me if my personal preference would be some Hank in those archives.  :P

  • HEY! Look what I said back in November!!  I only missed which archives would have some Hank.

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