Big Picture | A Different Kind of Music List: "Best of 2006":
Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall
In January 2005, a Library of Congress engineer named Larry "Appelbaum was thumbing through some old Voice of America audiotapes about to be digitized at the Library of Congress when he made a discovery that would stun him and many other jazz fans." (For more on this, hear this NPR recording)
Prior to this, there were only a few studio songs with these two giants on it. This concert recording shows two masters in great form -- riffing off of each other, making some interesting comments back and forth which are not too audible). This is my choice for Jazz Album of the Year.
It sure as hell sounds like they were having a great time. You will too.
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