Giants of Jazz: Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane

   
 

March 20th, 2013 ~ For this special American Routes program, we follow the lives of two giants of jazz: Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane. From their humble North Carolina beginnings to their triumphs on the world stage, we'll trace their individual and inspired paths to creativity. And we'll visit with the musicians who played with the greats, including McCoy Tyner and Pharoah Sanders, and the next generation, TS Monk and Ravi Coltrane.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Monk's Dream The Thelonious Monk Quartet
    Monk's Dream, Columbia
  • Open Bed: We See The Thelonious Monk Quintet
    The Complete Prestige Recordings, Prestige
  • A. Early Sound / New York City
  • Excerpt: It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Thelonious Monk
    Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington, Riverside
  • Excerpt: I'm Just Wild About Harry Eubie Blake
    Memories of You, Biograph
  • Excerpt: Ida Ida Let Me Know Codallo's Top Hatters
    Calypso Ladies 1926-1941, Heritage
  • Bemsha Swing Thelonious Monk
    The Complete Prestige Recordings, Prestige
  • Excerpt: This is My Story, This is My Song (aka "Blessed Assurance" Thelonious Monk
    Straight, No Chaser, Columbia/ Legacy
  • Excerpt: Nutty Thelonious Monk
    The Complete Prestige Recordings, Prestige
  • B. Stride/ Minton's
  • Excerpt: Mule Walk James P. Johnson
    Father of Stride Piano, Columbia
  • Excerpt: Nice Work if You Can Get It Thelonious Monk
    It's Monk's Time, Columbia
  • Excerpt: Star Dust Helen Humes & Don Byas w/ Thelonious Monk
    Don Byas: Midnight At Minton's, High Note Records
  • Excerpt: On the Bean Coleman Hawkins w/ Thelonious Monk
    The Complete Prestige Recordings, Prestige
  • Instrumental: Straight, No Chaser Thelonious Monk
    Straight, No Chaser, Columbia/ Legacy
  • C. Bebop/ Mentor
  • Excerpt: Moose the Mooche Charlie Parker
    The Legendary Dial Masters, Vol. 1, Stash
  • Excerpt: Introspection Thelonious Monk
    The Complete Blue Note Recordings, Blue Monk
  • Excerpt: Round Midnight Thelonious Monk
    The Complete Blue Note Recordings, Blue Note
  • Excerpt: Misterioso Thelonious Monk
    The Complete Blue Note Recordings, Blue Note
  • Excerpt: Brilliant Corners Thelonious Monk
    Brilliant Corners, Riverside
  • Excerpt: Four in One Thelonious Monk
    The Complete Blue Note Recordings, Blue Note
  • Excerpt: Blue Monk Thelonious Monk
    The Complete Prestige Recordings, Prestige
  • D. On Stage/ With Family
  • Excerpt: Well, You Needn't Thelonious Monk
    Monk's Music, Riverside
  • Excerpt: Stuffy Turkey Thelonious Monk
    It's Monk's Time, Columbia
  • Excerpt: Brake's Sake Thelonious Monk
    It's Monk's Time, Columbia
  • Excerpt: Nutty Thelonious Monk
    The Complete Prestige Recordings, Prestige
  • Excerpt: Crepuscule With Nellie Thelonious Monk
    Monk's Music, Riverside
  • Excerpt: Skippy Thelonious Monk
    The Complete Blue Note Recordings, Blue Note
  • Excerpt: San Francisco Holiday (Worry Later) Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two
    At the Blackhawk, Riverside
  • Instrumental: Bye-Ya Thelonious Monk
    The Complete Prestige Recordings, Prestige
  • E. Last Years/ Legacy
  • Excerpt: Reflections Thelonious Monk
    Thelonious Alone in San Francisco, Riverside
  • Excerpt: Bon Bon Vie T.S. Monk
    House of Music, Mirage
  • Excerpt: Little Rootie Tootie Thelonious Monk
    The Complete Prestige Recordings, Prestige
  • Excerpt: Little Rootie Tootie T.S. Monk
    Monk on Monk, N2K Encoded Music
  • Excerpt: Jackie-ing Jason Marsalis
    American Routes Original Recording,
  • Excerpt: Jackie-ing Thelonious Monk
    5 By Monk By 5, Riverside
  • Excerpt: Crespuscle with Nellie Thelonious Monk
    Criss-Cross, Columbia/ Legacy
  • Crespuscle with Nellie Jason Moran
    Ten, Blue Note
  • Excerpt: Thelonious Thelonious Monk
    Underground, Columbia
  • End Bed: Blue Monk The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
    My Feet Can't Fail Me Now, Retroworld
 
  • Open Bed: Blue Train John Coltrane
    Blue Train, Blue Note
  • A. Monk & Coltrane
  • Excerpt: Monk's Mood Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane
    Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall, Blue Note
  • Excerpt: Trinkle, Tinkle Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane
    Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane, Jazzland
  • Excerpt: Epistrophy Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane
    Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall, Blue Note
  • B. Trane in Training
  • Excerpt: Blues Minor The John Coltrane Quartet
    Complete Africa/Brass Sessions, Impulse
  • We Love to Boogie Dizzy Gillespie Septet
    John Coltrane: Complete Recordings with Dizzy Gillespie, Definitive Records
  • C. Full Throttle
  • Excerpt: C.T.A John Coltrane
    John Coltrane: The Prestige Recordings, Prestige
  • Excerpt: Bakai John Coltrane
    John Coltrane: The Prestige Recordings, Prestige
  • Excerpt: Chasing the Trane John Coltrane
    Live at the Village Vanguard, Impule
  • Instrumental: Bags and Trane Milt Jackson and John Coltrane
    Bags and Trane, Atlantic
  • D. Composing
  • Excerpt: So What? Miles Davis
    Kind of Blue, Columbia
  • Excerpt: Giant Steps John Coltrane
    Giant Steps, Atlantic
  • Excerpt: Afro Blue John Coltrane
    Live at Birdland, Impulse
  • Excerpt: One Up, One Down John Coltrane
    One Up, One Down: Live at the Half Note, Impulse
  • F. A Love Supreme
  • Excerpt: A Love Supreme: Part 1 - Acknowledgement John Coltrane
    A Love Supreme, Impulse
  • Excerpt: A Love Supreme: Part 2 - Resolution John Coltrane
    A Love Supreme, Imuplse
  • Excerpt: A Love Supreme: Part 4 - Psalm John Coltrane
    A Love Supreme, Impulse
  • G. Spirituality
  • Excerpt: Spiritual John Coltrane
    Live at the Village Vanguard, Impulse
  • Excerpt: Song of Praise John Coltrane
    The John Coltrane Quartet Plays, Impulse
  • Instrumental: Out of This World John Coltrane
    Coltrane, Impulse
  • Say It (Over and Over Again) John Coltrane Quartet
    Ballads, Impulse
  • In a Sentimental Mood John Coltrane
    Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, Impulse
  • H. Alice
  • Excerpt: Journey In Satchidananda Alice Coltrane
    Journey In Satchidananda, Impulse
  • Excerpt: Ogunde John Coltrane
    Expression, Impulse
  • I. Legacy
  • Excerpt: Wise One John Coltrane
    Crescent, Impulse
  • The Last Blues John Coltrane
    Living Space, Impulse