Saturday, October 11, 2014

Saturday evening tunes: But it really gets bad, 'round midnight

Yesterday would have been Thelonious Monk's 97th birthday.

I once compared his inimitable piano style to the drunken kung fu master. Here he is with Gerry Mulligan on sax, playing his "'Round Midnight," listed as the most-recorded jazz standard composed by a jazz musician.

This tune should always be listened to after the sun sets, never before.

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