Monday morning, as winter starts to creep up, “St. Thomas” with Sonny Rollins as the place to be is okay with me .
Tenor Sax : Sonny Rollins
Piano : Kenny Drew
Bass : Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen
Drums : Albert “Tootie” Heath
Thanks to YouTuber BluesBeBopper2000
The alarm clock rings Monday, and you’re ready to tote that barge, lift that bale. John Handy’s 1976 surprise hit jazz recording in its original longer album version.
- John Handy – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, vocals
- Hotep Cecil Barnard – keyboards
- Mike Hoffmann – guitar
- Chuck Rainey – electric bass
- James Gadson – drums
- Eddie “Bongo” Brown – congas, percussion
Thanks to YouTuber Marc Leroy
Sometimes I’m amazed how sexy Lester Young’s tenor sax still sounds to this tired body. Teddy Wilson on piano.
True, it’s 17 minutes long, but think of it this way: it’ll probably be the best consecutive 17 minutes you’ll have this Monday. Or this week. Or maybe, even, this year. And that’s not a put down of your year.
John Coltrane–soprano saxophone