Oct 132016

t_monkquartet_tivolis_koncertsal_co_frontonlylistening to a bit of thelonious monk, i realized that i’d never posted a show of his here.  so high time that i did.  i was going to post 4 shows from march 1963, but then was listening to this one while i looked at them…  this was pitch fixed by ‘goody’, and it sounds very nice.

the covers came from rem2rigs who provided links to his .jpg files on photobucket here and here, when peterw seeded this on dime back in 2008.

thelonious monk quartet
tivolis koncertsal
copenhagen, denmark
21 february 1964

thelonious monk, piano
charlie rouse, tenor sax
butch warren, bass
ben riley, drums

first set
1. i’m getting sentimental over you (cut) 5:55
2. bright mississippi 7:59
3. epistrophy (cut) 2:48
4. stuffy turkey 10:13
5. evidence 9:44 #
6. drum solo 0:54
7. misterioso 9:35
tt 47:10
# (“pitch problems” doesn’t begin to describe what’s going on here… goody)

second set
1. epistrophy 4:24
2. blue monk 9:00
3. brake’s sake 8:49
4. ruby, my dear 8:58
5. misterioso 6:14
6. don’t blame me (cut) 2:54
tt 40:21

total time: 1:27:31

source (both sets):
fm broadcast > cassette > cdr > dbpoweramp music converter (r13) > goody: nero wave editor > tlh

pitch correction notes, set 1
pitch of 1-3 were approx. 78 cents flat. track 4-7 were approx. 102 cents sharp. 5 had/has extreme
pitch fluctuations/flutter, and this was a compromise solution just to get it sort of in tune.
corrected to the best of my ability. the piano is also not completely in tune with itself, further
complicating things…
fixed and flaced – goody – 2008-10-12

pitch correction notes, set 2
pitch of track 1 was approx. 1 semitone sharp. pitch of tracks 2-6 were approx. 38 cents sharp.
fixed and flaced. goody – 10-12-08

monkbook ( http://www.monkbook.com/sessionography/sessionography-1963-1965/ ) shows this as having been
at the odd fellow palæet, copenhagen

other notes from original info file
*thanks to carl-bernhard kjelstrup aka “red” or “cakjels” for this wonderful show.
*this reseed is upgraded sets and “pitch corrected edition” by goody. many thanks to him!

*thanks, peter, for all you’ve shared.
thanks, red! it’s an honor to upgrade your legacy! the beauty is in the music, although the quality
of the recordings have suffered over the years. we make do, though.
and i owe so much to thelonious. this barely scratches the surface. thanks for leaving this behind.

sample: s2 t02 bright mississippi.mp3
download: TheloniousMonk_1964-02-21_Tivoli_Copenhagen.zip

  3 Responses to “thelonious monk quartet – 21 february 1964, tivolis koncertsal, copenhagen denmark”

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  2. Pete, I would like to compliment you on the changes that you’ve made in the last few months to make the blog better and to make the files more accessible. I’ve not dropped by for awhile and I think it’s really improved, so thanks very much for your hard work to make this such a super experience. It’s rare to find blogs nowadays where the authors are so helpful and keen to make things available on a regular basis!

    Secondly, I see that this came from my friend Red, Carl-Bernhard, now long deceased, but not forgotten. His keenness to share music with everyone he could to turn them on to jazz was rare and infectious, and I’m glad that you’re carrying on in the same way.

    Thanks again,


    • thanks, charlied. appreciate the kind words. and my condolances – always hard to lose a friend.


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