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Presenting a 1963 gig by the quartet of Steve Lacy (saxophone), Roswell Rudd (trombone), Dennis Charles (drums) and Henry Grimes (bass), playing piano-less interpretations of the music of Thelonious Monk; plus Lacy with the Monk Quintet live in Philadelphia, 1960.

Lacy, Steve
School Days (1960/3)

Lacy, Steve: School Days (1960/3) (Emanem)
Label: Emanem    
Released in: Great Britain    

"A 1963 gig by the quartet of Steve Lacy (soprano saxophone), Roswell Rudd (trombone), Dennis Charles (drums) and, on most of this session, Henry Grimes (double bass) playing their original piano-less interpretations of the music of Thelonious Monk. The 1975 release of this material on Emanem 3316 (subsequently reissued on QED, hatART and hatOLOGY) was the first appearance of this important band on record, thanks to the foresight of Vashkar Nandy and Paul Haines who recorded them excellently.

This CD presents the music in the order of performance for the first time. Also included are the two extant examples of Lacy with the Thelonious Monk Quintet (with Charlie Rouse, John Ore & Roy Haynes) made at a 1960 festival in Philadelphia. (The recording of a third piece was truncated before Lacy's solo, so it has been omitted).These were recently issued on RLR with significantly inferior sound, quite a bit of skipping, and the wrong date - all of which have been corrected here."-Emanem

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Product Information:

UPC: 5030243501625

Label: Emanem
Catalog ID: 5016
Squidco Product Code: 14485

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve 3 panels
Tracks 1-7 recorded in NYC in March 1963 by Vashkar Nandi and Paul Haines. Tracks 8 and 9 recorded at Quaker City Jazz Festival in Philadelphia on August 27th, 1960.


Steve Lacy-soprano saxophone

Roswell Rudd-trombone

Henry Grimes-double bass

Dennis Charles-drum set

Thelonious Monk-piano

Charlie Rouse-tenor saxophone

John Ore-double bass

Roy Haynes-drum set

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Track Listing:

1. Bye-Ya 9:00

2. Pannonica (Incomplete) 3:25

3. Monk´s Dream 7:18

4. Brilliant Corners 9:45

5. Monk´s Mood 8:09

6. Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are 10:24

7. Skippy 6:23

8. Evidence 6:30

9. Straight No Chaser 8:23