During 1961-1964, soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy and trombonist Roswell Rudd co-led an unusual quartet that exclusively played the music of Thelonious Monk.
Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, Henry Grimes, Dennis Charles – School Days - A 1963 Live Session Released For The First Time. School Days (CD, Album, RE). Emanem.
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Steve Lacy and Roswell Rudd: School Days (rec. 1963; issued 1975, Emanem; reissued 1995, Hat Hut) Like Lacy, trombonist Rudd came out of Dixieland and had a deep, abiding love for Monk's music. Their early-60s quartet, with Denis Charles and bassist Henry Grimes, played Monk's music exclusively and became one of the most important interpretive groups of the day.
Steve Lacy & Roswell Rudd, School Days.
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As for the background, it might be a reference to the song Dark Red off the project.
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- Double Bass – Henry Grimes (tracks: 3 to 7), John Ore (tracks: 8, 9)
- Drums [Drum Set] – Dennis Charles* (tracks: 1 to 7), Roy Haynes (tracks: 8, 9)
- Piano – Thelonious Monk (tracks: 8, 9)
- Recorded By – Paul Haines, Vashkar Nandi
- Soprano Saxophone – Steve Lacy
- Tenor Saxophone – Charlie Rouse (tracks: 8, 9)
- Trombone – Roswell Rudd
NotesRecording Dates :
Tracks 1 to 7: Analogue concert recordings made in New York City (Phase Two) - 1963 March (approx)
Tracks 8 & 9: Analogue concert recordings made in Philadelphia (Quaker City Jazz Festival) - 1960 August 27
Tracks 1 to 7 originally issued in 1975 as Emanem (LP) 3316
Reissued as QED (LP) 997, Hat Art (CD) 6140, and Hatology (CD) 578
Tracks 8 & 9 originally issued in 2006 on RLR (CD) 88623 with worse sound, skips and the wrong date
|3316||Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, Henry Grimes, Dennis Charles*||Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, Henry Grimes, Dennis Charles* - School Days - A 1963 Live Session Released For The First Time (LP, Album, Mono)||Emanem||3316||US||1975|
|hatOLOGY 578||Steve Lacy-Roswell Rudd Quartet||School Days (CD, Album, RE, RM)||hatOLOGY||hatOLOGY 578||Switzerland||2002|
|997||Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, Henry Grimes, Dennis Charles*||Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, Henry Grimes, Dennis Charles* - School Days (LP, Album, Mono, RE)||QED RECORDS||997||US||1979|
|hat ART CD 6140||Steve Lacy-Roswell Rudd Quartet||School Days (CD, Album, RE)||hat ART||hat ART CD 6140||Switzerland||1995|