Live in Poland 1966

Thelonious Monk Quartet


Poland, 1966

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Pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk has long been revered for his unique improvisational style.

His profound influence on American music is undeniable for the numerous contributions he has made to the standard Jazz repertoire, including the compositions “Epistrophy,” “‘Round Midnight,” and “Blue Monk.”

Monk is among the most recorded jazz composers of all time, second only to Duke Ellington.

Remarkably, Ellington has over one thousand songs to his credit, while Monk only wrote about seventy.

The Thelonious Monk Quartet deliver a 1966 concert performance in Poland.


Thelonious Monk, piano
Charles Rouse, tenor sax
Lawrence Gales, bass
Benjamin Riley, drums

Set List: 

1 “Epistrophy”
2 “Round Midnight”
3 “Lulu’s Back In Town”


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