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1 thelarmis   ~  Oct 10, 2011 12:41 pm

bemsha swing is an amazing tune! monk = genius.

ironic - i was listening to an improvised piano-drums duo [bruford-borstlap] just yesterday. the 2nd tune on their 1st album is..."bemsha swing". great stuff!

the great drummer ralph peterson opened up his 2nd excellent blue note cd as a leader - Triangular - with Bemsha. that album features the fantastic geri allen on piano. she's amazing.

2 NoamSane   ~  Oct 10, 2011 1:24 pm

[1] Thelarmis, what do you think of Roach's use of timpani on this version?
Agree on Geri Allen. The Printmakers, her very first album has long been a favorite of mine. It features Andrew Cyrille on drums.

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