Sunday, February 24, 2008

Round Midnight Festival

What a great composition by Thelonious Monk. Robert Wyatt sings this one in a fantastic way (and he's even been patted on the head by Monk!), but here you get Thelonious Monk Quartet live in Oslo in 1966 (Charlie Rouse, Larry Gales and Ben Riley), Miles Davis Quartet live in Stocholm in 1967 (Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams), Ella Fitzgerald (with Oscar Peterson) and Wes Montgomery. Amy Winehouse has a version on the b-side of the single "Take the box", and you may quarrel as much as you like, but i like her!

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