Thelonious Monk Quartet | 1966 European Tour / Warsaw, Poland

Two years after his Time Magazine cover Thelonious Monk was in Poland, there were two concerts in Warsaw – the Polish television recorded this concert – here’s a fragment of history in 1966. The quartet also performed in France, the UK, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden and Poland before heading to Japan.

Thelonious Monk piano
Charles Rouse tenor saxophone
Lawrence Gales double bass
Benjamin Riley drums

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