Philly Joe Jones: Nutty

Philly Joe Jones takes five brilliant choruses (plus 16 bars for good measure) on Thelonious Monk’s “Nutty.”

Sing the tune to yourself throughout (hint: [if you don’t know the tune] – listen for the first two beats at the start of every 8 bar phrase, as well as beats 3 & 4 in the third bar of each 8 bar phrase.) It’s a wonderfully constructed solo. The full concert (with somewhat diminished audio quality) can also be viewed here.