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At Carnegie Hall

At Carnegie Hall

27 Sep 2005

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  • Original Release Date: 27 Sep 2005
  • Release Date: 27 Sep 2005
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 Blue Note Records
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  • Total Length: 51:31
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  • ASIN: B001J6X2UY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,333 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Jana L. Perskie on 1 Oct 2005
Format: Audio CD
In one word, "WOW!!" Sorry for my lack of eloquence, but if you want superb articulation, expression, originality, creativity, delivery, verve, just listen to the "Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane," the find of the 21st century and a real buried treasure! The 1957 concert, spotlighting pianist/composer Thelonious Monk and tenor saxophonist John Coltrane, took place at New York City's Carnegie Hall and was recorded with state-of-the-art equipment by Voice of America for a later radio broadcast, (which never occurred). The tapes were located, (by sheer chance), at the Library of Congress in Washington DC early this year. The concert was a benefit for the Morningside Community Center in Harlem, and the line-up of artists also included Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Chet Baker with Zoot Sims, and Sonny Rollins. Another "WOW!!"
Coltrane and Monk had been playing together for approximately four months at the Five Spot. The quality of their working relationship is evident from the extraordinary opening piano/saxophone dialogue of "Monk's Mood" through "Epistrophy," the last cut of the two 25-minute sets which make up the CD. There are actually two versions of "Epostrophy" here, the complete one showcasing Monk at his best, and an incomplete second take in which Coltrane simply shines.
The musicians are clearly at ease with each other and confident with Monk's tricky, quirky keyboard compositions. They each contribute outstanding solos accompanied by bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik and drummer Shadow Wilson. Monk's music, his idiosyncratic piano sound and compositions, have had a tremendous impact on modern jazz, even now, almost twenty-five years after his death. However, his recordings from this period are rare.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Gavin Irvine on 25 Aug 2007
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It was always thought Coltrane and Monk's legendary collaboration was not properly documented. Just the beautiful "Ruby My Dear", two other studio tracks and some poor quality recordings from the Five Spot Club. But now there is this. I jumped for joy. Monk's solos make me laugh out loud especially on Blue Monk and Coltrane's playing is awesome. Coltrane once said that getting lost while playing a Monk tune was like falling into a lift shaft. Evidence is littered with lift shafts but he is right on top. Nutty is outstanding too with both musicians clearly enjoying themselves.

If you want another laugh, check out the reviews on the amazon.com site. Kenny G indeed!

Just to clear up one thing. I had no problems downloading this on to my computer (using Real Player) or transferring it to my Creative mp3 player. But then again shame on the people who try to protect this especially considering it was recorded by Library of Congress for all mankind! And what a gift it is.

Indispensable.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Spratt on 23 Mar 2008
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There is nothing more to say on the musical genius or the African American roots of this pairing - that has all been said by the other reviews. This is a recording that was lost for almost 50 years and which has given us all a wonderful gift of music that can only be understood by hearing it and then breathing in the depth of the music. The sounds produced here are not from 1957 they are timeless, the music and the beat will always go on and Monk and Coltrane will live forever with this recording. I sure as heck wish I was there when they played Carnegie Hall that night.....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By johval on 28 Dec 2012
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Forget any idea that two such noted individuals might not work too well together. They are a superb combination. Terrific jazz. Also worth noting that sound/recording quality is very good. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jazzrook TOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 Feb 2012
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This remarkable Carnegie Hall concert was recorded by Voice of America on November 29, 1957 but the tapes languished in the Library of Congress vaults until their CD release in 2005.
The short-lived Thelonious Monk-John Coltrane quartet had been playing regularly for several months prior to this concert so the level of understanding between them was high.
The 9 tracks come from the early and late show with Monk sounding happy to be playing the Carnegie concert grand piano and Coltrane in inspired form on tenor.
Ahmed Abdul-Malik(bass) & Shadow Wilson(drums) are supportive throughout.
This superbly recorded live album is an important find and absolutely essential for all fans of Monk & Coltrane.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John P. Tindall on 20 July 2009
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Just terrific. I read about the CD in a detective novel and couldn't wait to get my copy. I'm NOT at all surprised that it is a special CD.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Angus P. Walker on 18 Dec 2010
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Although this has been available for a few years now, I have only just got around to purchasing it. Considering the age etc of the recording, the sound quality is fantastic and I would recommend it to any Jazz fan .
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39 of 49 people found the following review helpful By footloose on 27 Dec 2006
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This is not a CD. It is a plastic disc blemished with the legend 'Copy Protected Disc'.

This means that you cannot convert the data to mp3 and play it on your iPod, or keep a backup for your own use, or even play it in CD players greater than a few years old.

Just a warning to potential buyers.

The music is good though.
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