Thelonious Monk: In France 12"
During a 1961 European Tour on which he found himself lionized and entertained like visiting royalty Thelonious Monk was recorded in concert at Théâtre L'Olympe in Paris. Relaxed and delighted at the reception, Monk and his quartet played a congenial program of his compositions and three standards. Monk is featured on two unaccompanied selections, one of them a notably elliptical treatment of one of his favorite obscure pieces from the popular repertoire of the 1920s, "Just a Gigolo."Tags: 60s jazz