Tuesday, November 01, 2005

More Monk and Trane

Here is yet another article about the Monk and Coltrane reissue, with a smattering of Coltrane at the Half Note thrown in for good measure, by one of my favorite jazz writers, Francis Davis:

The chance discovery of the Carnegie Hall tapes at the Library of Congress earlier this year created an anticipation not witnessed in jazz since . . . well, not counting the 1945 Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker Town Hall concert that beat Monk and Coltrane to the market by just a few months, you'd have to go all the way back to new releases by Coltrane and Miles in the 1960s, and I'll leave it for you to conclude what this says about jazz in 2005.

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