In rotation during lockdown, 5 by Monk by 5, Thelonious Monk. This album has my favorite version of my favorite jazz composition, Straight No Chaser, by my favorite jazz artist, Thelonious Monk, and one of my half dozen, all-time favorite small-group jazz combos: Monk, Charlie Rouse, Thad Jones, Sam Jones, and Art Taylor. The album itself is hurt by including three takes of a Monk clunker (there are plenty) Played Twice. Once is too much for me.
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