FLY BY NIGHT 357 – WIZZY DIG

Recorded by ‘Steve Fly’ at Fly Agaric Studios, Amsterdam. Tuesday 21st May. Inspired and dedicated to the music, poetry and writing of John Sinclair.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
WIZZY DIG
FLY BY NIGHT 357
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, May 21, 2013 [20208]
Jack Kerouac: The Early History of Bop (Fragment)
Bird & Dizz: Mohawk
Ahmed Jamal: The Surrey with the Fringe on Top
Del Close & John Brent: The Loose Wig
Miles Davis: The Maids of Cadiz
Billie Holiday: You’ve Changed
Eddie Jefferson: A Crazy Romance (The Preacher)
Ella Fitzgerald: Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Coleman Hawkins: April in Paris
Buster Williams, Joe Sample & Kenny ‘Pancho’ Hagood: Let There Be Love
Thelonious Monk: Eronel
Jack Kerouac: The Early History of Bop (Fragment)
Allen Ginsberg: America
Jimmy Smith: The Champ


A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam (#18)
Edited & by John Sinclair
Executive annotated Producer: John Sinclair.
Sponsored by John Sinclair Foundation, Amsterdam.

(c) 2013 Steve Pratt. Used with permission

John Sinclair Radio Show 828: Monk’s Dream

Episode 828 is coming once again from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor in celebration of the greatest of the musicians of the Libra Nation, Thelonious Monk, born October 10, 1917, who was inadvertently left out of last week’s program and, in order to atone for this omission, is featured today for a full hour of music from the early 1950s recorded for Prestige Records.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
MONK’S DREAM
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 828
Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 7, 2019 [19573]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Thelonious Monk: Monk’s Dream
Thelonious Monk: Work
Thelonious Monk: Let’s Call This
Thelonious Monk: Friday the 13th
Thelonious Monk: Nutty
Thelonious Monk: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Thelonious Monk: These Foolish Things
Thelonious Monk: Sweet and Lovely
Thelonious Monk: Trinkle, Tinkle
Thelonious Monk: Little Rootie Tootie
Thelonious Monk: Bemsha Swing
Thelonious Monk: We See
Thelonious Monk: Bye-Ya
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Groove Yard 41: Humph

George Klein presents Part 1 of a three-part feature on Thelonious Monk, focusing here on Monk’s Blue Note recordings of the late 1940s & early ’50s with Kenny Dorham, Sahib Shihab, Lou Donaldson, Milt Jackson, Art Blakey, and others.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
HUMPH
THE GROOVE YARD 41
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 11, 1990 [19566]
 
Thelonious Monk: Humph
Thelonious Monk: Evonce
Thelonious Monk: Nice Work if You Can Get It
Thelonious Monk: Nice Work (alternate take)
Thelonious Monk: Ruby My Dear
Thelonious Monk: In Walked Bud
Thelonious Monk: Round Midnight
Thelonious Monk: Evidence
Thelonious Monk: Misterioso
Thelonious Monk: I Mean You
Thelonious Monk: Four in One
Thelonious Monk: Criss Cross
Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser
Thelonious Monk:  Sixteen
Thelonious Monk: Sixteen (alternate take)
Thelonious Monk: Let’s Cool One
Thelonious Monk: Epistrophy
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by George Klein at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 1990, 2019 George Klein. Used with permission.
 

Retrospective 002: Thelonious Monk

Earlier this year, there came a surprise release of newly uncovered and prepared and packaged recordings by Thelonious Monk.

You can hear the tunes over at bandcamp. Where it states:

Hot on the heels of Impulse’s recently unearthed Coltrane number one hit album comes another beauty from Jazz’s ‘Holy Trinity’. This is a previously unreleased, precious lost treasure from Monk’s most critically acclaimed line-up; Charlie Rouse on saxophone, John Ore on double bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums. The music was recorded live in Copenhagen in 1963 at the peak of Monk’s career. A year later he was to feature on the cover of TIME magazine, one of only for 4 Jazz artists ever to do so.

The performance, a mixture of Monk originals and interpretations of standards, showcases Monk at his prime: full of avant-garde flair and wit, but always with a swinging feel that explains his title as the ‘High Priest of Bebop’.

The original tapes, saved from a skip and blessed with the approval of the Monk estate, have been faithfully restored, mastered and cut using Gearbox’s legendary all-analogue process.

Line-up

Thelonious Monk – piano
Charlie Rouse – tenor saxophone
John Ore – double bass
Frankie Dunlop – drums

Released September 28, 2018

 


Here are two Radio Free Amsterdam shows from the archive which feature the music of Thelonious Monk: Brilliant Corners by David Kunian, and Thelonious by John Sinclair. Enjoy.

–Steve Fly

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 159: BRILLIANT CORNERS

David Kunian is playing another hour’s worth of Thelonious Monk compositions as played by other artists including the Jason Moran Trio, Dizzy Gillespie, Fred Hersch & His Trio, Wadada Leo Smith, Larry Young & Elvin Jones, Chris Spedding, Mark Bingham, Cecil Taylor, Jonathan Batiste, and the Miles Davis Sextet.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BRILLIANT CORNERS

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 159

David Kunian, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, November 14, 2017 [18028]

 

Egg Yolk Jubilee: A Call For All Demons

Jason Moran Trio: Crepescule With Nellie

Dizzy Gillespie: Dizzy Atmosphere

Fred Hersch & His Trio: Booboo’s Borthday

Wadada Leo Smith: Solo Reflections & Meditations on Monk

Larry Young & Elvin Jones: Monk’s Dream

Chris Spedding: Work

Mark Bingham: Brilliant Corners

Cecil Taylor: Bemsha Swing

Jonathan Batiste: Straight No Chaser

Miles Davis Sextet: Straight No Chaser

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by David Kunian for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by David Kunian at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2018 David Kunian. Used with permission.


JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 778: THELONIOUS

 

Episode 778 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor in celebration of the 101st birthday of Thelonious Monk with some early recordings by Monk, a poem of mine, cuts from Dave McMurray’s new Blue Note Records album, and three by Yusef Lateef as performed by McMurray at the Wright Museum of African American History earlier this month.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

THELONIOUS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 778

Advantage Living Center, Warren MI, October 24, 2018 [18561]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

John Sinclair: fly right

Thelonious Monk: Thelonious

Thelonious Monk: Well You Needn’t

Thelonious Monk: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Thelonious Monk: Bye-Ya

Thelonious Monk: Epistrophy

Dave McMurray: Detroit Theme/Detroit 3

Dave McMurray: Naked Walk

Dave McMurray: Bop City D

Dave McMurray: Music Is Life (Live It)

Yusef Lateef: Yusef’s Mood

Yusef Lateef: Belle Isle

Yusef Lateef: Eastern Market

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Michael Simmons & Charles Ezra Farrell

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

Mood Indigo 55: To Monk With Love

 

Leslie Keros is celebrating the 100th birthday of Thelonious Monk with a second hour of his music as played by Monk and as offered in dedication to the great pianist and composer by Larry Gales, Jessica Williams, Carmen MacRae, Barry Harris, and Johnny O’Neill.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TO MONK WITH LOVE

MOOD INDIGO 55

Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, October 10, 2017 [LKMI- 0055]

Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine: Trouble No. 2

Thelonious Monk Quartet: In Walked Bud

Larry Gales: A Message From The High Priest

Jessica Williams: Monk’s Hat

Thelonious Monk & Coleman Hawkins: Ruby, My Dear

Thelonious Monk: Pannonica

Thelonious Monk Sextet: Skippy

Thelonious Monk: Crepescule With Nellie

Carmen MacRae: The Ballad of Thelonious Monk

Barry Harris: To Monk With Love

Johnny O’Neill: Sweet Monk

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Leslie Keros for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Leslie Keros for WDCB-FM, Chicago

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2017 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.

Mood Indigo 54: Looking Back

Leslie Keros is celebrating the 00th birthday of the great pianist and composer Thelonious Monk with an hour of music by Monk and tributes to the pianist by Billy Taylor, Roberta Gambellini, Eric Reed, Danilio Perez, Mulgrew Miller, and Ella Fitzgerald.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LOOKING BACK

MOOD INDIGO 54

Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, October 10, 2017 [LKMI- 0054]

Thelonious Monk: It Don’t Mean A Thing

Billy Taylor: Mad Monk

Roberta Gambellini: Monk’s Prayer

Roberta Gambellini: Looking Back

Thelonious Monk: Boo Boo’s Birthday

Thelonious Monk: Green Chimneys

Thelonious Monk: Little Rootie Tootie

Eric Reed: The Baddest Monk

Danilio Perez: Hot Bean Strut

Mulgrew Miller: Waltz For Monk

Ella Fitzgerald: Round Midnight

Thelonious Monk: Epistrophy

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Leslie Keros for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Leslie Keros for WDCB-FM, Chicago

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2017 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.

John Sinclair Radio Show 727: Thelonious

The John Sinclair Radio Show

Episode 727 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit, where we’re celebrating the 100th birthday of pianist and composer Thelonious Monk with an hour of his earliest recordings made for Blue Note Records between 1947 and 1952 and originally issued on 78 rpm Blue Note 10-inch singles.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

THELONIOUS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 727

Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 5, 2017 [20-1742]

[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology

[02] Thelonious Monk: Thelonious

[03] Thelonious Monk: Humphf

[04] Thelonious Monk: Ruby My Dear

[05] Thelonious Monk: Nice Work If You Can Get It

[06] Thelonious Monk: April in Paris

[07] Thelonious Monk: Well You Needn’t

[08] Thelonious Monk: Off Minor

[09] Thelonious Monk: In Walked Bud

[10] Thelonious Monk: Monk’s Mood

[11] Thelonious Monk: Round About Midnight

[12] Thelonious Monk: Evidence

[13] Thelonious Monk: Misterioso

[14] Thelonious Monk: Criss Cross

[15] Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser

[16] Thelonious Monk: Carolina Moon

[17] Thelonious Monk: I Mean You

[18] Thelonious Monk: Ask Me Now

[19] Thelonious Monk: Epistrophy

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

Special thanks to Beyonce & Sunny Sinclair

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation