Wednesday, April 06, 2005

New Monk and Coltrane recording discovered



This is great news for fans of either artist, and is a significant historical find, as Coltrane's tenure with Monk was both highly influential, and terribly under-documented on record. Look for this to come out on CD in a few years.

Apr 5, 12:05 PM (ET)

By CARL HARTMAN

WASHINGTON (AP)
- The discovery of a previously unknown recording by jazz masters Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane was announced Tuesday by the Library of Congress as it revealed this year's additions to its National Recording Registry.

Astronaut Neil Armstrong's first words from the moon, speeches by President Wilson and Gen. Douglas MacArthur and songs by Al Jolson, Muddy Waters and Nirvana are among 50 recordings being set aside for special preservation. Read more...

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