Thelonious Monk’s ‘Live at the It Club’ is a live album recorded on October 31 and November 1, 1964.
Track Listing : 1.Blue Monk (Thelonious Monk) – 11:20 . 2.Well, You Needn’T (Thelonious Monk) – 09:17 . 3.’Round Midnight (Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) – 06:32 . 4.Rhythm-A-Ning (Thelonious Monk) – 10:09 . 5.Blues Five Spot (Thelonious Monk) – 10:12 . 6.Bemsha Swing (Denzil Best, Thelonious Monk) – 08:33 . 7.Evidence (Thelonious Monk) – 08:37 . 8.Nutty (Thelonious Monk) – 10:47 . 9.Epistrophy (Kenny Clarke, Thelonious Monk) – 00:59 . 10.Straight, No Chaser (Thelonious Monk) – 07:15 . 11.Teo (Thelonious Monk) – 10:53 . 12.I’M Getting Sentimental Over You (George Bassman, Ned Washington) – 12:27 . 13.Misterioso (Thelonious Monk) – 08:22 . 14.Gallop’S Gallop (Thelonious Monk) – 05:16 . 15.Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are (Thelonious Monk) – 09:00 . 16.Bright Mississippi (Thelonious Monk) – 09:46 . 17.Just You, Just Me (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages) – 06:13 . 18.All The Things You Are (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Jerome Kern) – 06:40 . 19.Epistrophy (Kenny Clarke, Thelonious Monk) – 01:09
Musicians : Thelonious Monk – Piano . Ben Riley – Drums . Charlie Rouse – Tenor Sax . Larry Gales – Bass
Production : Produced By Teo Macero
Recorded On October 31 And November 1, 1964 At The It Club.
Released In 1964 By Columbia.
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