This personnel played during the Five Spot residency (from 18 July 1957 until late December 1957) and the Carnegie Hall sessions:
Thelonious Monk (piano)
John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)
Wilbur Ware (bass) (18.07.1957-13.08.1957)
Ahmed Abdul-Malik (from 13.08.1957 on)
Shadow Wilson (drums)

Wilbur Ware played in the quartet from opening of the Five Spot Concerts on 18 July 1957, and was replaced by Ahmed Abdul-Malik on the evening of 13 August after failing, without warning, to appear for work. (Source: liner notes by Orren Keepnews in the booklet of CD Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane: The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings (Catalog Nr. 888072300279))

Annotation last modified on 2013-11-16 09:17 UTC.



Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Monk’s Dream Thelonious Monk Quartet 9
1992 En concert avec Europe 1 (Olympia, 6/7 Mars 1965) Thelonious Monk Quartet 1
2012 Misterioso [Original Jazz Classics Remasters] Thelonious Monk Quartet 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 Misterioso Thelonious Monk Quartet 4
1961 Live in Stockholm 1961 Thelonious Monk Quartet 1
1963 Miles & Monk at Newport The Miles Davis Sextet feat. John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley / Thelonious Monk Quartet and Pee Wee Russell 5
1964 Big Band and Quartet in Concert Monk Big Band and Quartet 1
1990 Live in Bern 1961 Thelonious Monk Quartet 1
2004 Olympia - Mar. 6th, 1965 Thelonious Monk and His Quartet 1
2005 At Carnegie Hall Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane 2
2009 Complete Live at the Five Spot 1958 Thelonious Monk Quartet feat. Johnny Griffin 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1949 I Mean You / Symphonette Thelonious Monk Quartet / Tadd Dameron Sextet 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2016 At The Blackhawk Thelonious Monk Quartet 1
At the Five Spot Thelonious Monk Quartet 1

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