Episode #2526

Mingus and Monk

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Explore the music Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk, New Sounds-style. From Cuban percussionist Anga to the Massachusetts big band Either/Orchestra, from ex-Police guitarist Andy Summers to avant-garde composer George Crumb, the echoes of Monk and Mingus can be heard in a wide variety of new settings. We'll sample a few of the more unusual renditions of their classic tunes for this New Sounds program.

PROGRAM # 2526, “Reinventing Monk & Mingus” (First aired on 3/23/06)





Thelonious Monk

Genius of Modern music, Vol. 2

Straight No Chaser [1:00]

Blue Note #81511 ***

Roman Nowka’s Hot 3

Do Da Monk

In Walked Bud [5:00]

AltriSuoni #149

Gianluca Petrella

Indigo 4

Trinkle, Tinkle [4:00]

Blue Note #47665***

Andy Summers

New Sounds Live, New York Guitar Festival Marathon, 1/20/02, 92nd street Y

Opus 3 [5:00]

This performance not commercially available, but the track appears on “Peggy’s Blue Skylight,” BMG International # 63679, available at*

Elvis Costello & The Metropole Orkest

My Flame Burns Blue

Hora Decubitus [5:30]

Deutsche Grammophon # 477 5961, available at*, or download from i-Tunes



Moanin [8:00]

Accurate #3232*

Mahavishnu John McLaughlin

My Goals Beyond

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat [3:30]

Rykodisc #10051

Paul Motian Band

Garden of Eden

Goodbye Pork-Pie Hat [5:00]

ECM #1917*


Echu Mingua

Round Midnight [2:00]

Nonesuch/World Circuit #WC 071 ***

George Crumb

Complete Crumb Edition, Vol. 9

Eine Kleine mitternacht Musik – Blues In The Night [3:00]

Bridge #9170*

Various artists

That’s The Way I Feel Now – A Tribute To Thelonious Monk

Sharon Freeman: Monk’s Mood [3:00]

A & M #SP – 6600. Out of print LP.

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