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Monk, Thelonius - with the Miles Davis Quintet



Type of spiritual experience

A description of the experience

Miles Davis Bags Groove

In 1954, Monk participated in a Christmas Eve session which produced most of the albums Bags' Groove and Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants by Miles Davis. Davis found Monk's idiosyncratic accompaniment style difficult to improvise over, the results are however fascinating

Track Listing
01. Bags' Groove, take 1 (M. Jackson) - 00:00
02. Bags' Groove, take 2 (M. Jackson) - 11:13
03. Airegin (S. Rollins) - 20:39
04. Oleo (S. Rollins) - 25:39
05. But Not For Me, take 2 (G. & I Gershwin) - 30:54
06. Doxy (S.Rollins) - 36:40
07. But Not For Me, take 1 (G. & I Gershwin) - 41:35
Miles Davis – trumpet
Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone
Horace Silver – piano
Percy Heath – bass
Kenny Clarke – drums

On "Bags' Groove":
Miles Davis – trumpet
Milt Jackson – vibraphone
Thelonious Monk – piano
Percy Heath – bass
Kenny Clarke – drums

The source of the experience

Monk, Thelonius

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Observation contributed by: John Bryant