Thelonious Monk Quintet Misterioso on LP
1958's Misterioso was culled from the same 1958 Five Spot Cafe performances that produced Thelonious In Action and features the same quartet of Monk (piano), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Roy Haynes (drums) and Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass). The swinging 6-song set consists of of all Monk arranged originals, with the exception being "Just a Gigalo," which he performs unaccompanied here. Griffin proves to be the perfect foil for Monk's unorthodox genius throughout, particularly on the 10-minute plus title track treasure and the multi-layered "Let's Cool One."
Thelonious Monk Quintet Misterioso Track Listing:
2. Blues Five Spot
3. Let's Cool One
4. In Walked Bud
5. Just A Gigolo