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Monk and Coltrane


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.


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