Well You Needn’t

Monk and Coltrane

1973

As far as I know, no one ever filmed Monk and Coltrane together so we only have audio – but this piece is too good not to share with you.

Listen for Monk calling out “Coltrane!” (2:25) when it’s his time to solo. It gave me goose bumps.

Personnel:

Thelonious Monk, piano
John Coltrane, sax
Coleman Hawkins, sax
Gigi Gryce, sax
Wilbur Ware, bass
Art Blakey, drum
Ray Copeland, trumpet