Thelonious Monk: In Walked Bud
In Walked Bud
Thelonious Monk (piano)
Misterioso (Original Jazz Classics 202062)
Composed by Thelonious Monk.
Recorded: Five Spot, New York City, August 7, 1958
Rating: 93/100 (learn more)
Thelonious Monk, photo by Herb Snitzer
Roy Haynesí natural, boldly interactive style, combined with his clean ride-cymbal sound and high-pitched, metal snare drum make him one of the most in-demand bop drummers. From Pres to Bird to Trane to Chick, musicians have always sought out Haynes, who often left behind the traditional jazz drumming patterns for a more instinctive, nontraditional -- yet fundamentally bebop-oriented -- approach to jazz interaction. The near-perfect foil for Haynes was therefore Thelonious Monk, evidenced by their constant musical communication throughout this track. Haynesí solo is a classic example of basing a drum solo on the melody of the given tune.
Reviewer: Eric Novod