for the Day 15th
Thelonious Monk returns to the studio with Ernie Henry, Sonny Rollins,
Oscar Pettiford and Max Roach to continue work on his album Brilliant
two tunes recorded at this session were Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are
and Pannonica. A final session on 7th December, with Clark
Terry on trumpet replacing Ernie Henry on alto sax, and Paul Chambers
replacing Oscar Pettiford on bass, yielded the fourth track for the album,
Bemsha Swing. The album was a breakthrough for Monk, replacing
his reputation as an oddity with renown as a vital creator of modern jazz.
Makes Thirty-Three continued from
He listened to her jackie-ing for a while, then
interrupted the epistrophy.
yeah, honey, lets cool one. Well see Bemsha swing for this.
Now listen, you ugly beauty, meet me as soon as you can. Yes, I mean
you. And he gave her the name of a nearby bar. Thats
right. You want me to spell it? Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are. Okay? Bye-ya.
just slid into a corner booth and downed a couple of green chimneys,
when in walked Bud.
ya stuffy turkey, sneered the gunsel, guess ya heard about
M. looked up. Listen, punk, just ask me now, if you want a case
of boo-boos birthday.
okay no need to raise four.
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