Thelonious Monk

The Last Concerts (2-CD)

RLR Records

Thelonious Monk (p), Paul Jeffrey, Charlie Rouse (ts), Larry Ridley, Dave Holland, Larry Gales (b), T.S. Monk, Ben Riley (d)

Reference: RLR88643_2

Bar code: 8436006496431

The 1975 Lincold Center concert presented here was Thelonious Monks last recorded performance ever, either live or in studio. Along with the 1972 Village Vanguard sets (his only preserved works with Dave Holland), these are also Monks last quartet recordings.

As a bonus, an unissued 1966 broadcast taped in Amiens, France, has been added. The 16-page booklet includes Monks amazing Down Beat blindfold test with Leonard Feather in its entirety.

All tracks previously unissued.


CD 1
01. Announcement (1:10)
02. I MEAN YOU (9:23)
04. WE SEE (9:18)
05. MISTERIOSO (10:23)
06. 'ROUND MIDNIGHT (7:40)
08. OFF MINOR (9:47)
09. 'ROUND MIDNIGHT (6:54)

Total time: 73:53 min.

CD 2
01. HACKENSACK (12:05)
02. EPISTROPHY [Theme] (1:07)
03. EVIDENCE (10:06)
04. BLUE MONK (10:58)
05. RHYTHM-A-NING (12:16)
07. EPISTROPHY [Theme] (1:01)
08. BLUE MONK (12:10) (*) Bonus Track
09. CREPUSCULE WITH NELLIE (2:48) (*) Bonus Track
10. RHYTHM-A-NING (5:11) (*) Bonus Track

Total time: 77:56 min.

Personnel: Thelonious Monk (p), Paul Jeffrey (ts), Larry Ridley (b, at Lincoln Center), Dave Holland (b, at Village Vanguard), T.S. Monk (d).

CD 1, tracks #1-6 recorded at "Newport Jazz Festival in New York", Lincoln Center, New York, on Thursday, July 3, 1975

CD 1, tracks #7-9 & CD 2, tracks #1-7 recorded at Village Vanguard, New York, on Thursday, June 15, 1972

(*) Bonus Tracks [CD 2, #8-10]: Thelonious Monk (p), Charlie Rouse (ts), Larry Gales (b), Ben Riley (d). Recorded live in Amiens, France, on Wednesday, March 23, 1966


$21.94  (tax incl.)

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