Put a “the” in front of a name and it acquires historical heft. The Thelonious Monk who entered New York City’s WOR Studios as Halloween … Read More “Thelonious Monk’s First Sessions”
One of the greatest live jazz albums of all time got a lot bigger this year—we’re talking eight CDs big. And having complete access to every set recorded at Morgan’s fabled 1970 engagement at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, Calif., is priceless. Featuring Harold Mabern, Bennie Maupin, Jymie Merritt, and Mickey Roker.