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rudy van gelder studio

rudy van gelder studio

Thelonious Monk Trio 1954 ~ Nutty

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Recorded: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 22, 1954 Personnel: Thelonious Monk - Piano Percy Heath - Bass Art Blakey - Drums * This was Monk's first recording of "Nutty". Perhaps the most famous recording of it is with John Coltrane, July 1957. A few writers have tried to link the title to Monk's alleged state of mind, but this ignores the "hep"  lingo of the day. In the 1940s and 50s (and even later), "nutty"  commonly meant "excellent" or "cool".