By Gabriel Solis
In early 2005, an engineer on the Library of Congress unintentionally came upon, in an unmarked field, the recording of Thelonious Monk's and John Coltrane's functionality at a 1957 gain live performance at Carnegie corridor. lengthy one in every of crucial musical conferences in smooth jazz, Monk's and Coltrane's interact in the course of a scant few months in 1957 had, until eventually this discovery, been considered virtually solely undocumented.
In this e-book, Gabriel Solis offers an historic, cultural, and analytical learn of this landmark recording, which was once published by way of Blue be aware files later in 2005. Taking a wide-ranging method of the recording, Solis addresses problems with "liveness," jazz educating and studying, enculturation, and historiography. simply because approximately a part century handed among while the recording used to be made and its public unencumber, it's a fairly fascinating lens wherein to view jazz either as a historic culture and as a latest cultural shape. most significantly Solis debts for the song itself. delivering intensive analytical discussions of every composition, in addition to Monk's and Coltrane's improvisational performances he offers perception into Monk's influence on Coltrane as he constructed his signature "sheets of sound" type, in addition to into the impact of a powerful side-man, like Coltrane, on Monk at his inventive height. the 1st research of 1 of the main major jazz releases of the twenty-first century, Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie corridor is crucial examining for all jazz students, scholars, musicians, and fans.