Saturday, June 16, 2012
One of the more accessible songs by Thelonious Monk is 'Round Midnight.
Monk's own version
Oscar Peter's version (more of a classical pianist's approach)
Miles Davis' version (with Coltrane)
For some reason I cannot articulate, the Davis version is more accessible than piano --- I don't mean "accessible" in a bad way, of course. I just prefer piano's sound is all.
Finally, a vocal version I also quite like ---
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