Track Selection: Blue Monk
Thelonious Monk (p) Percy Heath (b ) Art Blakey (d ) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 22, 1954
Other tracks Thelonious Monk (p) Gerry Mapp (b) Art Blakey (d) NYC, October 15, 1952 Max Roach (d) replaces Blakey NYC, December 18, 1952
Music: Remedial class for any jazz afficionados still trying to get Monk.
Vinyl: UK 1st release Esquire 32-119 originally US Prestige PRLP 7027 and later PRLP 7159
RVG and scratched-out first Prestige catalogue release number replaced by the reissue catalogue number. ie all-American original mother and stampers as the source of the UK pressing.
Below I am trying out ways to capture the run-out etching at the same time as the labels in the same photograph. If I can find a way to do this it will provide the clock position and all the relevant etchings all in one. It is possible but labour intensive.
London store, in the rack, modest price, why not? For once, no great story.