Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Monk and 'Trane fans rejoice

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us "The Library of Congress (LOC) announced last Wednesday the discovery of never-released tapes featuring Thelonious Monk (pictured) and John Coltrane performing at Carnegie Hall. The tapes, discovered among other material to be digitized as part of the Library’s continuing audio preservation program, are from a 1957 performance recorded by the Voice of America (VOA) for broadcast overseas, but which was never heard in the United States. The concert tapes also include performances that same evening by Ray Charles, Sonny Rollins, the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra and the Zoot Sims Quartet with Chet Baker."
Unreleased Monk and Coltrane Tapes Found

Leave it to the government to lose these tapes for so long! Let's hope this stuff gets released soon.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Sunni said...

Ooooh! Yeah, unleash those tapes!!

7:38 AM  
Blogger Lazlo said...

Thats awesome. Can't wait to see those tapes online. I can't imagine how much other amazing material those idiots have lost over the years.

7:23 PM  

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