Thelonious Monk Quartet: ‘Epistrophy’

12 April 2014 — Jazz on the Tube

The “Thelonious Monk Quartet” perform in Japan during May of 1963. “Epistrophy” was the first composition in modern jazz to have a lasting impact and is considered a classic. Composed by Thelonious Monk and Kenny Clarke in 1942, the number was first recorded that year under the title “Fly Right” by Cootie Williams’ big band.

Personnel: Thelonious Monk, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums


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