Did I ever tell you my favorite jazz musician? I can’t remember.

Thelonious Monk.

Especially with John Coltrane.

Billie and Ella had wicked voices. And there’s Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington & Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Wes Montgomery & Miles Davis. Oh of course Miles. But Monk…

Monk lives perpetually in my playlist. He’s the first thing I load on a new device. When I run out of space, removing Monk is never an option, no matter how many versions of ‘Round Midnight I have.

I’m listening to A Love Supreme now and remembering I still have to rip my Coltrane CDs to mp3.