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Guide to the Paul Jeffrey Collection of Thelonious Monk Concert Recordings, 1970-1972 and undated

Abstract

Paul Jeffrey was a saxophonist who performed as a member of Thelonious Monk's band from 1970 to 1976.

The collection contains audio recordings of Monk's concerts from the 1970s made by saxophonist Paul Jeffrey.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Jeffrey, Paul, 1933-
Title
Paul Jeffrey Collection of Thelonious Monk Concert Recordings 1970-1972 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.0 Linear Feet, 67 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

In March 1970, Monk hired saxophonist Paul Jeffrey to join his working band for a six-day run at the Frog and Nightgown club in Raleigh, N.C. Jeffrey continued performing and touring with Monk through 1976, when Monk ceased his public appearances. Jeffrey made personal open reel audio recordings of many of the concerts, and fourteen of the surviving reels comprise this collection.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

In addition, all original audio materials (located in Box 1) are CLOSED to patron listening. CD use copies, which are OPEN to patron use, are available for all items and are located in Box 2.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

CLOSED: All materials in Box 1 are CLOSED to patron use. CD use copies, which are OPEN to patron use, are available in Box 2 for all items.

Original titles have been retained. CD use copies are available in Box 2.

CLOSED: Original recordings are closed to patron use.

reel 001: Monk both sides
Box 1
reel 002: Monk quartet S
Box 1
reel 003: Monk V Vanguard 11-20-25-72
Box 1
reel 004: Monk V Vanguard 11-20-25-72
Box 1
reel 005: #10 Monk 3.75 IPS 1/4 TRK Vanguard
Box 1
reel 006: Monk 1 7/8 IPS
Box 1
reel 007: Monk
Box 1
reel 008: Monk Fuokuo
Box 1
reel 009: Frog and Nightgown Raleigh NC 1970; NC Monk Live
Box 1
reel 010: Monk Quartet Reliegh North Carolina
Box 1
reel 011: T Monk Live Reliegh NC
Box 1
reel 012: VGL 72 Monk
Box 1
reel 013: Monk 4 trk 3.75 IPS #6
Box 1
reel 014: MONK.
Box 1
CD 1-2

Audio material from reel 001.

Box 2
CD 3

Audio material from reel 002.

Box 2
CD 4-10

Audio material from reel 003.

Box 2
CD 11-17

Audio material from reel 004.

Box 2
CD 18-19

Audio material from reel 005.

Box 2
CD 20-29

Audio material from reel 006.

Box 2
CD 30-33

Audio material from reel 007.

Box 2
CD 34-37

Audio material from reel 008.

Box 2
CD 38-40

Audio material from reel 009.

Box 2
CD 41-42

Audio material from reel 010.

Box 2
CD 43-45

Audio material from reel 011.

Box 2
CD 46-49

Audio material from reel 012.

Box 2
CD 50

Audio material from reel 013.

Box 2
CD 51-53

Audio material from reel 014.

Box 2

Historical Note

Paul Jeffrey was a saxophonist who performed as a member of Thelonious Monk's band from 1970 to 1976.

Thelonious Monk (born Rocky Mount, N.C., 10 Oct 1917; died Englewood, N.J., 17 Feb 1982) was an innovative and highly influential jazz pianist and composer. After working as house pianist at Minton's Playhouse in Harlem, Monk went on to perform and record with musicians including Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and many others. Monk began recording as a leader of his own groups in 1947, working with Blue Note, Prestige, Riverside, and Columbia Records. His final studio recording session took place in 1971, and his final public concert was in 1976. He spent his remaining years largely retired from public life, living as a guest in the home of his long-standing patron Nica de Koenigswarter. Monk passed away in 1982 due to complications from a stroke.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul Jeffrey Collection of Thelonious Monk Concert Recordings, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Paul Jeffrey Collection of Thelonious Monk Concert Recordings was created from materials in the Paul Jeffrey Papers.

Processing Information

Processed by Jeremy Smith, July 2010.

Encoded by Jeremy Smith, July 2010.

Accession 2010-0016 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.