This special live radio broadcast recorded in Philadelphia, March 3, 1960, includes the tracks "Evidence", "Straight, No Chaser", "Rhythm A Ning" and a closing announcement by none other than Louis Armstrong!.
As bonus tracks there are further broadcasts from New York, with Idrees Sulieman, Curly Russell & Art Blakey; Hank Mobley, Charles Mingus & Art Blakey (on The Steve Allen Show) and, to close, original recordings for the Washington label with Lucky Thompson and Frankie Passions, among others.
Total time: 77 mins.
4. Straight no chaser
5. Rhythm A Ning into announcement by Louis Armstrong
6. Blue Monk
7. Light Blue
9. Just you, just me
10. All th ethings you are
11. Suburban eyes
12. Steve Allen interviews Monk into Of Minor
13. Well you needn't
14. Especially to you
15. Nobody knows
Personnel and dates:
#1-5: Steve Lacy (ss), Charlie Rouse (ts), Thelonious Monk (p), John Ore (b), Roy Haynes (d).
Live Broadcast, Philadelphia, March 3, 1960
#6-8: Thad Jones (tp), Charlie Rouse (ts), Thelonious Monk (p), John Ore (b), Billy Higgins (d).
Live NYC, August 1957
#9-11: Thelonious Monk (p), Idrees Sulieman (tp), Curly Russell (b), Art Blakey (d).
Broadcast, NY, February 16, 1948
#12-13: Art Farmer (tp), Hank Mobley (ts), unknown (tb), Thelonious Monk (p), Charles Mingus (b), Art Blakey (d).
The Steve Allen Show, NYC, October 6, 1955
#14-15: Thelonious Monk (p), Idrees Sulieman (tp), Lucky Thompson (ts), Curly Russell (b), Art Blakey (d), Franky Passions (vc).
Original recordings for the Washington label, NY, June 1950