Sessionography 1970-1975

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1970

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February, 1970

Private recording, Jazz Workshop, Boston

Thelonious Monk Quartet
Personnel: Laurdine “Pat” Patrick (ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Wilbur Ware (b), Beaver Harris (d).

Straight No Chaser
I Mean You

Notes: Patrick’s homemade tape was aired on WKCR with an interview with Patrick by Phil Schaap.

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May, 1970

Private recording, Recorded at The Frog and Nightgown, Raleigh, North Carolina

Thelonious Monk Quartet
Personnel: Thelonious Monk (p), Paul Jeffrey (ts), Wilbur Ware (b), Leroy Williams (d)

Blue Monk
Straight, No Chaser
Well, You Needn’t
Hackensack
Epistrophy
‘Round Midnight
Friday the Thirteenth
Ruby, My Dear
Rhythm-a-ning
Epistrophy

Notes: Recording was made by Paul Jeffrey and are currently in Mr. Jeffrey’s possession.

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October 1, 1970

Fuji-TV recording, Sankeu Hall, Tokyo

Thelonious Monk Quartet
Personnel: Paul Jeffrey (ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Larry Ridley (b), Lenny McBrowne (d).

Don’t Blame Me (p-solo)
Blue Monk

Notes:

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October 4, 1970

Concert, Kosei Nenkin Hall, Tokyo

Thelonious Monk Quartet
Personnel: Paul Jeffrey (ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Larry Ridley (b), Lenny McBrowne (d).

Straight No Chaser                              Far East ETJ-60006
Don’t Blame Me (p-solo)                   Far East ETJ-60006
Evidence                                                 Far East ETJ-60006
Blue Monk                                             unissued

‘Round Midnight                                  Far East ETJ-60006
Blue Monk (6.02)                                 Far East ETJ-60006

Notes: Add Toshiyuki Miyama and The New Herd for “‘Round Midnight” and “Blue Monk” (6.02).

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1971

May 19, 1971

NET-TV recording, New York

Thelonious Monk Quartet
Personnel: Paul Jeffrey (ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Larry Ridley (b), T S Monk Jr. (d).

Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are

Notes: The performance was taped for the show “Soul!” hosted by the late Ellis Haizlip.  It was dedicated to the memory of Malcom X.

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September 24, 1971

ABC Radio concert, Melbourne, Australia

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: John “Dizzy” Gillespie (tp), Kai Winding (tb), Edward “Sonny” Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, Art Blakey (d).

Wee (Allen’s Alley)
Intro by Dizzy Gillespie/Tour de Force
‘Round Midnight
Don’t Blame Me (p-solo)
A Night In Tunisia

Notes: Sonny Stitt was on “A Night In Tunisia.”

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October 20, 1971

RAI recording, Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Milan, Itlay

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: John “Dizzy” Gillespie (tp), Kai Winding (tb), Edward “Sonny” Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, Art Blakey (d).

I Mean You Lotus                                     ORL8252
‘Round Midnight Lotus                          ORL8252
Tour de Force Lotus                                 ORL8252
Lover Man Lotus                                       ORL8252
Woddy ‘n’ You Lotus                                ORL8252
Tin Tin Deo Lotus                                     ORL8252
Don’t Blame Me (p-solo) Lotus             ORL8252
A Night In Tunisia Lotus                        ORL8252

Notes: On “Tin Tin Deo,” Dizzy Gillespie (tp/p) and Thelonious Monk played during the closing theme. Sonny Stitt was on “A Night In Tunisia.”

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October 22, 1971

ORTF “Jazz s’il vous plait” and “Jazz sur scene” radio recordings.
Théâtre National Populaire, Paris.

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: “Dizzy” Gillespie (tp/p), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, Art Blakey (d).

First House

‘Round Midnight
I Mean You
Lover Man
Tour de Force
Don’t Blame Me (Monk p-solo)
Tin Tin Deo

A Night in Tunisia

Second House

Blue ‘n’ Boogie
‘Round Midnight
I Mean You
Lover Man
Woddy ‘n’ You
Wee
Blue Monk
Tin Tin Deo
A Night In Tunisia

Notes: On both sets of “Tin Tin Deo,” Dizzy Gillespie (tp/p) and Thelonious Monk played during the closing theme. Sonny Stitt was on “A Night In Tunisia” on both sets and on “Blue ‘n’ Boogie.”  ”Lover Man,” “Tin Tin Deo,” and “A Night In Tunisia” have not been broadcast.

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October 30, 1971

Concert, Lucerna Hall, Prague

Minton’s Playhouse Jazz Giants (The Giants of Jazz)
Personnel: “Dizzy” Gillespie (tp), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, Art Blakey (d).

Tin Tin Deo
‘Round Midnight
A Night In Tunisia

Notes: On “Tin Tin Deo” Dizzy Gillespie (tp/p) and Thelonious Monk played during the closing theme. Sonny Stitt was on “A Night In Tunisia.”

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October 31, 1971

NOS radio recording, De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Minton’s Playhouse All-Stars (The Giants of Jazz)
Personnel: “Dizzy” Gillespie (tp), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, Art Blakey (d).

‘Round Midnight
Tour de Froce
Allen’s Alley
Woody ‘n’ You
Lover Man
Tin Tin Deo

Notes: Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny stitt were not on “Lover Man.”   On “Tin Tin Deo,” Dizzy Gillespie (tp/p) and Thelonious Monk played during the closing theme.

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November 2, 1971

JRT radio recording, Belgrade, Jugoslavia

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: “Dizzy” Gillespie (tp), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, Art Blakey (d).

Blue ‘n’ Boogie
‘Round MIdnight
Woody ‘n’ You
Lover Man

Notes: Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Stitt were not on “Lover Man.”

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November 4, 1971

“Berliner Jazztage” concert recording, Philharmonie, Berlin

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: “Dizzy” Gillespie (tp), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, Art Blakey (d).

Introductions                                             EmArcy 834 567-2
Blue ‘n’ Boogie                                           EmArcy 834 567-2
‘Round MIdnight                                      EmArcy 834 567-2
Tour de Force                                             EmArcy 834 567-2
Lover Man                                                   EmArcy 834 567-2
Tin Tin Deo                                                EmArcy 834 567-2
Everything Happens to Me                     EmArcy 834 567-2
A Night In Tunisia                                    EmArcy 834 567-2

Notes: This session is misdated November 5, 1971 on EmArcy. Dizzy Gillespie and Kai Winding were not on “Everything Happens to Me.”  Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Stitt were not on “Lover Man.”  On “Tin Tin Deo” Dizzy Gillespie (tp/p) and Thelonious Monk played during the closing theme.

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November 7, 1971

SDR “Treffpunkt Jazz” recording, Kongresshalle, Böblingen, FRG

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: “Dizzy” Gillespie (tp), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, Art Blakey (d).

Blue ‘n’ Boogie
‘Round Midnight
Tour de Force
Everything Happens to Me
Allen’s Alley
Woody ‘n’ You
Lover Man
Tin Tin Deo
A Night In Tunisia

Notes: Dizzy Gillespie and Kai Winding were no on “Everything Happens to Me” and Sonny Stitt was (as). Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Stitt were not on “Lover Man.”  ”Tin Tin Deo” was a Dizzy Gillespie and Al MckIbbon duo.

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November 9, 1971

Danmarks Radio recording, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: “Dizzy” Gillespie (tp), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, Art Blakey (d).

Blue ‘n’ Boogie
Con Alma
Everything Happens to Me
Tour de Force
‘Round MIdnight
A Night In Tunisia
Tin Tin Deo

Notes: On “Tin Tin Deo” Dizzy Gillespie (tp/p) and Thelonious Monk played during the closing theme.

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November 10, 1971

Amateur recording, unknown venue, UPPSALA, Sweden

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: “Dizzy” Gillespie (tp), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, Art Blakey (d). George Wein (mc).

‘Round MIdnight
Tour de Force
Lover Man
Woody ‘n’ You
Everything Happens to Me
Tin Tin Deo
A Night In Tunisia
Blue Monk

Notes: On “Tin Tin Deo” Dizzy Gillespie (tp/p) and Thelonious Monk played during the closing theme. Blue Monk cuts off abruptly

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November 14, 1971

Concert recording, Victoria Theatre, London

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: “Dizzy” Gillespie (tp/p), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, Art Blakey (d).

Blue ‘n’ Boogie
‘Round MIdnight
Tour de Force
Lover Man
Tin Tin Deo                                    Atlantic SD2-905
Allen’s Alley (Wee)
Woody ‘n’ You                                Atlantic SD2-905
I Can’t Get Started
Blue Monk
A Night In Tunisia                        Atlantic SD2-905

Intermission

Blue ‘n’ Boogie                                Atlantic SD2-905
‘Round MIdnight                           Atlantic SD2-905
Tour de Force                                  Atlantic SD2-905
Lover Man
Tin Tin Deo
Allen’s Alley (Wee)                       Atlantic SD2-905
Woody ‘n’ You
Everything Happens to Me         Atlantic SD2-905
Dizzy’s Rap                                     Atlantic SD2-905
Blue Monk                                       Atlantic SD2-905
A Night In Tunisia

Notes: On “Tin Tin Deo” Thelonious Monk only plays during the closing theme. Dizzy Gillespie and Kai Winding were off “Everything Happens to Me.”  Dizzy Gillespie was (p) on “Tin Tin Deo.”

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November 15, 1971

Chappell Studios, London

Thelonious Monk Solo & Trio
Personnel: Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon (b), Art Blakey (d).

Chordially
Trinkle Tinkle
Trinkle Tinkle                                               BL BLP30141
Trinkle Tinkle
Lover Man
Something In Blue                                       BL BLP30141
Me Melancholy Baby
Little Rootie Tootie                                      BL BLP30141
The Man I Love                                            BL BLP30141
Jackie-ing                                                      BL BLP30119
Dreamland
Darn That Dream
Nice Work If You Can Get It                       BL BLP30119
Blue Sphere                                                     BL BLP30119
Evidence
Evidence (5.21)                                              BL BLP30119
Misterioso                                                       BL BLP30141
Hackensack (9.02)
Hackensack (7.47)                                       BL BLP30119
Ruby My Dear                                                 BL BLP30141
Crepescule With Nellie (2.14)
Crepescule With Nellie
Crepescule With Nellie (2.20)                   BL BLP30141
Nutty
Nutty (4.45)                                                     BL BLP30119
Criss-Cross                                                      BL BLP30119
Introspection (1.10)
Introspection (3.03)
Introspection
I Mean You                                                     BL BLP30141

Notes: Al Mickibbon and Art Blakey are on “Evidence,” “Evidence” (5.21) “Misterioso,” “Hackensack” (9.02), “Hackensack” (7.47), “Ruby My Dear,” “Crepescule With Nellie,” “Crepescule With Nellie” (2.20), “Nutty,” “Nutty” (4.45), “Criss-Cross,” “Introspection” (3.03), “Introspection,” and “I Mean You.”  ”Dreamland” is mistitled “Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland.”

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1972

May 2, 1972

Unidentified broadcast, Village Vanguard, New York

Thelonious Monk Quartet
Personnel: Paul Jeffrey (ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Ron McClure (b), T S Monk Jr (d).

Unknown titles

Notes: A tape exists.

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June 15, 1972

Unidentified broadcast, Village Vanguard, New York

Thelonious Monk Quartet
Personnel: Paul Jeffrey (ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Dave Holland (b), T S Monk Jr (d)..

Straight No Chaser
Off Minor
‘Round MIdnight
Hackensack
Epistrophy (theme)

Evidence
Blue Monk
Rhythm-a-ning
Bright Mississippi
Epistrophy (theme)

Notes:

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July 1, 1972

VOA broadcast, “Newport In New York/Schlitz Salute To Jazz” concert
Philharmonic Hall, New York

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: “Dizzy” Gillespie (tp/p), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, Art Blakey (d), Danny “Big Black” Ray (cg).

Blue ‘n’ Boogie
Lover Man
I Can’t Get Started
‘Round MIdnight
Tin Tin Deo

A Night In Tunisia

Notes: Max Roach (d) was on “A Night In Tunisia.”  Dizzy Gillespie was (p) and Danny Ray (cg) on “Tin Tin Deo.” On “Tin Tin Deo” Thelonious Monk only plays on the final theme.

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July 8, 1972

VOA broadcast, “Newport in New York” concert, Yankee Stadium New York

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: “Dizzy” Gillespie (tp/p), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, Art Blakey (d), Danny “Big Black” Ray (cg).

Tour de Force
Lover Man
I Can’t Get Started
‘Round MIdnight
Tin Tin Deo

Notes: On “Tin Tin Deo” Thelonious Monk only plays on the final theme and Dizzy Gillespie was (p) and Danny Ray (cg).

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October 27, 1972

ORTF broadcast, Olympia, Paris

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: “Dizzy” Gillespie (tp/p), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, and Art Blakey (d).

1900h

Blue ‘n’ Boogie
Epistrophy
Lover Man
I Can’t Get Started
Stardust
And Then She Stopped
‘Round MIdnight
Ornithology
A Night In Tunisia

0030h

Blue ‘n’ Boogie
Epistrophy
Don’t Blame Me
Stardust
Straight No Chaser
And Then She Stopped
Lover Man
Ornithology
‘Round Midnight
A Night In Tunisia

Notes: The second set was technically October 28 but listed as October 27 because it was a continuation of the first broadcast. Dizzy Gillespie and Kai Winding were not on Don’t Blame Me. Dizzy Gillespie plays bongos on And Then She Stopped in the second set. Ornithology was a bass feature.

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October 28, 1972

Concert, Hammersmith Odeon, London

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, and Art Blakey (d).

Straight No Chaser
Tour de Force
I Can’t Get Started
Stardust
Jambo Caribe
Woody ‘n’ You
‘Round Midnight
Dexterity
Lover Man
A Night In Tunisia

Notes: Dexterity was a bass feature..

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October 29, 1972

NOS radio broadcast, De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: “Dizzy” Gillespie (tp/p), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, and Art Blakey (d).

Straight No Chaser
‘Round Midnight
Lover Man
A Night In Tunisia

Notes:

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November 4, 1972

ORF recording, Stadthalle, Vienna

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: William “Cat” Anderson (tp), Clark Terry (flh), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, and Art Blakey (d).

Blue ‘n’ Boogie
Lover Man
I Can’t Get Started
A Night In Tunisia

Notes: Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, and Sonny Stitt were not on Lover Man. Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, and Kai Winding were not on I Can’t Get Started.

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November 5, 1972

Concert, Cologne, FRG

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, and Roy Haynes (d).

Blue ‘n’ Boogie
Lover Man
Dexterity
Stardust
‘Round Midnight
A Night In Tunisia

Notes: Dizzy Gillespie and Kai Winding were not on Lover Man. Dexterity was a bass feature.

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November 9, 1972

Concert, Frankfurt-Am-Main

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, and Art Blakey (d).

A

Blue ‘n’ Boogie
Ornithology
Tin Tin Deo
Medley: Lover Man/Just A Gigolo/Stardust/Willow Weep For Me
Straight No Chaser
Epistrophy
A Night In Tunisia

B

Blue ‘n’ Boogie
Autumn In New York
?Dexterity
Yesterday
And Then She Stopped
Straight No Chaser
Lover Man
Epistrophy
‘Round Midnight
Just A Gigolo
A Night In Tunisia

Notes: “Dexterity” was a bass feature. “And Then She Stopped” was Dizzy Gillespie’s skit on I Can’t Get Started.

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November 11, 1972

Concert, Pallazo dello Sport, Bologna, Italy

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, and Art Blakey (d).

Straight No Chaser
Lover Man
Unidentified title
The Jitterbug Waltz
Jambo Caribe
‘Round Midnight

Notes:

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November 12, 1972

Unidentified studio, Berne

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, and Art Blakey (d).

Straight No Chaser                   Concord GW3004
Thelonious                                  Concord GW3004
Epistrophy                                   Concord GW3004
Don’t Blame Me                         Concord GW3004
I Waited For You                       Concord GW3004
Sweet & Lovely                           Concord GW3004

Notes: Dizzy Gillespie and Kai Winding were off “Don’t Blame Me.”  Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Stilt were off “Sweet & Lovely.”  ”I Waited For You” is mistitled “I’ll Wait For You” on all issues.

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November, 1972

Amateur recording, Yad-Eliyahu, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Giants of Jazz
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Kai Winding (tb), Sonny Stitt (as/ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Al McKibbon, and Art Blakey (d).

Woody ‘n’ You
Cocktails For Two
Allen’s Alley

Notes: Probably November 13, 14, or 15. This was also broadcast by the Israel Broadcasting Authority. Dizzy Gillespie and Kai Winding were not on “Cocktails For Two.”

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December, 1972

Private recording, Baroness Nica von Koenigwarter’s home
Weehawken, New Jersey

Thelonious Monk
Personnel: Thelonious Monk (p/vo).

Joy to the World

Notes:

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1973

No recordings

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1974

No recordings

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1975

July 3, 1975

“Newport In New York” concert, Philharmonic Hall, New York

Thelonious Monk Quartet
Personnel: Paul Jeffrey (ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Larry Ridley (b), T S Monk Jr. (d).

I Mean You
Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are
We See
Misterioso
‘Round Midnight

Notes: Private Tape

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