This is where it all started for me: hearing John Coltrane’s solo on Thelonius Monk’s ‘Round Midnight’ was what made me fall in love with the saxophone. I never tire of hearing it. I love Coltrane’s playing in this period. At the age of 29 he had already developed a unique sound and a completely original approach to playing on standard tunes.
The album it came from, ‘Round About Midnight’, by the Miles Davis Quintet, featuring the fantastic rhythm section of Red Garland (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Philly Joe Jones (drum) is one of my absolute favourites.