Okay you geeks, what tune is this?
I bought this Solo Monk cd in the early ’90’s. It’s supposed to contain 13 solo piano tunes. While there is no mention of a bonus track, it nevertheless has one, even though it’s not at the end. The extra track isn’t solo, but a trio. I just ripped it off the disc and it comes up as “Solo Monk” with the album art and all. Track 14 is solo and comes up as Unknown Artist. The Mystery tune is #13 and listed as “Introspection[+]”. Is that right??
I guess whoever mastered it at Columbia f*&%ed up.
According to Amazon the latest edition has more songs on it than mine, but none are the version of “Introspection”(?) posted here.
Captain Beefheart, (Don Van Vliet,) describes the most memorable performance he ever witnessed.
“I saw Monk once at a theatre in San Fernando Valley. They gave him a grand piano, a really beautiful Steinway, with a cut glass bowl of roses. He came in late wearing a trench coat. He dumped the bowl in the piano, knocked down the lid, and hit one note. The sound: everything going into the piano, the strings, the water splashing, the roses. And then he left.”