THELONIOUS MONK
               At  the Blackhawk
                    Recording Date: 
                        April 29, 1960

                        Joe Gordon         TP 
                        Billy Higgins        D 
                        Harold Land        TS 
                        Thelonious Monk  P
                        John Ore             B 
                        Charlie Rouse      TS 



Review by Scott Yanow
Thelonious Monk's 1960 quartet (which also includes tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, bassist John Ore and (for a brief period) drummer Billy Higgins is augmented on this live session by two guests: trumpeter Joe Gordon and the tenor of Harold Land. The extra horns uplift the date and add some surprising moments to what otherwise might have been a conventional but still spirited live session. Highlights include "Let's Call This," "Four in One" and a swinging version of "I'm Getting Sentimental over You."

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