High Note BSIN02982736

Byas, Don - Midnight At Minton's

The sessions recorded at the famed Harlem night spot, Minton's have become legendary as the incubator of Be Bop. Along with Don Byas, a major tenor player of the time, this recording features the young Thelonious Monk. In all of the Monk biographies, the Minton sessions are viewed as his emergence - the first glimmerings of the jazz giant he was to become. Also featured is the wonderful Helen Humes. Here is a bit of musical history as it actually happened. A true classic record, indispensable for jazz enthusiasts.
Don Byas (tenor saxophone), Helen Humes (vocals), Thelonious Monk (piano), Joe Guy (trumpet), Kenny Clarke (drums)
1. Stardust
2. Exactly Like You
3. Uptown
4. Body and Soul
5. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
6. Indiana
Recorded 1941.
Released 1999.
Price: 21,50 EUR