Paris 1969, from the late Thelonious Monk, comes out Nov. 26.

It was great to be back in the studio after a two-week hiatus, and I was pumped to play some brand new records, found on my travels while out of town. Some of the highlights included:

John Stubblefield – “Song For One” (1977)

Art Farmer Quartet feat. Jim Hall – “Stompin’ At The Savoy” (1964)

Grant Green – “Minor League” (1964)

Check out the whole set list here.

One of the coolest parts of today’s show though was spinning the original vinyl of the soundtrack to the 1988 documentary, Thelonious Monk: Straight, No ChaserIt features the stunning original recording of Monk’s ballad to his dear friend, “Pannonica,” likely recorded in the fall of 1956. The documentary is sadly, currently out of print on DVD, but as promised, I wanted to post the link here – you can watch it on YouTube for free, for now. So take some time and enjoy. It’s a thing of beauty.