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Thelonious Monk Quartet with Charlie Rouse

 
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Notes about Charlie Rouse

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The "Thelonious Monk Quartet" perform in Japan during May of 1963.

Personnel:

Thelonious Monk, piano
Charlie Rouse, tenor sax
Butch Warren, bass
Frankie Dunlop, drums

Composed by Thelonious Monk and Kenny Clarke in 1942, the number was first record that year under the title "Fly Right" by Cootie Williams' Big Band

Tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse was born April 6, 1924 in Washington DC.

He's best known for his work with collaboration with Thelonious Monk from 1959 to 1970.

Before Monk, Rouse was also a member of Billy Eckstine Orchestra, the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and the Count Basie Octet.

If you know Monk's music, you know Charlie's signature sound, one of the most distinctive tenor sounds in jazz.



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