Sweet and lovely
I have had a number of candidates for ‘favourite jazz album of all time’. For years it was Ballads by Dexter Gordon. Then I heard Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue and couldn’t believe I’d been on the planet so long without hearing it.
Then a few days ago I came across a conversation between two of the very greatest at the very top of their game: Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall. Here is a sample:
It was recorded in 1957 but not released until 2005 (!) so this time I only wasted 5 years.
© Chris Lawrence 2010.