Thursday, October 25, 2018

Monk's Mood

What to listen to when you're out driving before dawn, and the streetlights are lit up because it's never really dark anymore, and the traffic lights aren't working right and already the cars are starting to fill the streets and people are on their way to do things that give them no joy but there's another day to get through, and to hell with the ones getting into their limos who will be rolling the dice for all of us today, because it's Monk, dammit, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall, 1957, and open your ears and show a little respect for once for the things that really matter.

1 comment:

Michael Leddy said...

A great performance of one the most beautiful Monk compositions.

I sat down at the piano last night and played this tune (that is, to the best of my ability) — music felt like the only medicine for such a day.