ANCESTOR WORSHIP 07 – THINK OF ONE

I’m celebrating the 95th  birthday of Thelonious Monk on this week’s Ancestor Worship program in 2012, recorded at my sister Kathy’s house in Hamden CT on October 10, the day Monk appeared on Earth in 1917. The first cut features the historic performance by the Miles Davis All Stars at the 1955 Newport Jazz Festival with Monk on piano, long legendary but only now available for our listening pleasure. The program continues with a series of Monk’s recordings for Prestige Records in 1953-54, several also featuring Miles Davis, and the pianist’s initial presentation of his brilliant ballad called “Pannonica” on Riverside Records in 1957.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

THINK OF ONE

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 07

John Sinclair, High Top Circle, Hamden CT, October 10, 2012 [20713]

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo   

Miles Davis & Thelonious Monk: Round Midnight

Thelonious Monk: Blue Monk

Thelonious Monk: Think of One (Take 2)

Thelonious Monk: Bemsha Swing

Thelonious Monk: Bags’ Groove (Take 1)

Thelonious Monk: Pannonica

Thelonious Monk: Swing Spring 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Celia Sinclair, Chonita, Zoe & Eric LeBlanc, & Kathy Sinclair

©  2012, 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation