Saturday, June 20, 2015

WADING THROUGH BLOOD AND WATER

“I know they’re wading through blood
and water, trying to come home” —Dixie Hummingbirds, 1952


Thelonious Monk Septet • Abide with Me • 1957


Ray Copeland, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto saxophone; John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophones. 
New York City, 26 June 1957

“Abide with Me” is the opening track on Monk’s Music.

Original LP cover: Cover Jazz

Coming your way next week: Willie Lofton, Dock Boggs, Lydia Mendoza, the Carter Family, 
B. B. King, Odetta, and Van the Man. Six out of seven’s not bad, eh?

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