In the Studio #68


Thelonious Monk at Blue Note in 1951.

4 comments:

estiv said...

Don't think I've ever seen a picture of him without a hat before. Looks like a normal human being, which just goes to show you.

Ross said...

The pinkie of his right hand is over the ring finger and his middle finger is over both the ring finger and the pinkie. Jeez!

swac said...

I should also note this photo was taken at the July 23, 1951 session with Milt Jackson, Sahib Shihab, Al McKibbon and Art Blakey that yielded recordings of Four in One; Straight, No Chaser; Criss Cross; and Eronel (the name of an old flame of pianist Sadik Hakim's spelled backwards).

Nick Rossi said...

WOR Studios, 1440 Broadway, New York, New York