Thelonious Monk: In Walked Bud


In Walked Bud


Thelonious Monk (piano)


Misterioso (Original Jazz Classics 202062)

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Thelonious Monk (piano), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass), Roy Haynes (drums).

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

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