Guide to the Paul Jeffrey Collection of Thelonious Monk Concert Recordings, 1970-1972 and undated
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.
- Collection Number
- Paul Jeffrey Collection of Thelonious Monk Concert Recordings
- 1970-1972 and undated
- Jeffrey, Paul, 1933-
- 1 Linear Feet, 67 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
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.
Access to the Collection
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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.
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Use & Permissions
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Paul Jeffrey Collection of Thelonious Monk Concert Recordings, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
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.
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.
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The Paul Jeffrey Collection of Thelonious Monk Concert Recordings was created from materials in the Paul Jeffrey Papers.
Processed by Jeremy Smith, July 2010.
Encoded by Jeremy Smith, July 2010.
Accession 2010-0016 is described in this finding aid.