Trivia Tuesday: Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane Create Lightning in a Bottle

July 23, 2019

Did you know: North Carolina jazz legends Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane played together? During the later part of 1957 Coltrane worked with Thelonious Monk at New York's Five Spot Café, and played in Monk's quartet (July–December 1957), but, owing to contractual conflicts, took part in only one official studio recording session with this group, which was released in 1961.