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John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk Live 1957
The Thelonious Monk Quartet w/ John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall (Rec: 1957, Blue Note 2005)

Thelonious Monk (piano), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Ahmed Abdul Malik (bass), Shadow Wilson (drums)

Monk’s Mood

Crepuscule with Nellie

Sam Rivers Fuschia Swing Song

Sam Rivers – Fuchia Swing Song (Blue Note, 1964)

Sam Rivers (tenor sax), Jaki Byard (piano), Ron Carter (bass), Tony Williams (drums)

Fuchsia Swing Song

Downstairs Blues Upstairs

Charles Mingus UCLA 1965

Charles Mingus – At UCLA 1965 (Sue Mingus Music, 2006)

Charles Mingus (bass, piano), Jimmy Owens (trumpet), Lonnie Hillyer (trumpet), Charles McPherson (alto saxophone), Julius Watkins (french horn), Howard Johnson (tuba), Dannie Richmond (drums).

Ode to Bird and Dizzy

Don’t Be Afraid, The Clown’s Afraid Too

David S. Ware Go See The World

David S. Ware Quartet – Go See The World (Columbia, 1998)

David S. Ware (tenor sax), Matthew Shipp (piano), William Parker (bass), Susie Ibarra (drums)

Mikuro’s Blues

The Way We Were

John Lee Hooker Legendary Modern Recordings 1948-1954

John Lee Hooker – The Legendary Modern Recordings 1948-1954 (Virgin, 1993)

feat. Eddie Kirkland on 2nd guitar

Boogie Chillen

Sally Mae

Miles Davis at the Blackhawk

Miles Davis in Person Friday and Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk, Complete (Columbia, 2001)

Miles Davis (trumpet), Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone), Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers(bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums)

Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise

If I Were A Bell