Unsung hero

Charlie Rouse
Page added Nov 1, 2012 Updated Nov 9, 2012

On Jazztrack - hear saxophonist Charlie Rouse playing both before and with Thelonious Monk. Plus a new Jazztrack recording from Mark Issacs.

Saxophonist Charlie Rouse was firmly established before he worked with Thelonious Monk and today you'll hear this unsung jazz hero, trading riffs with Paul Quinichette as well as in his final tour with Monk in Germany from 1969.

Johnny Hodges had a holiday from Duke Ellington in the fifties and one of his Verve releases as a leader featured a young John Coltrane in the band.

The timeless touch of Teddy Wilson, Danish guitarist Jacob Bro goes balladeering plus a new Jazztrack recording from Mark Isaacs and his trio.

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Charlie Rouse (April 6, 1924 - November 30, 1988) was an American hard bop tenor saxophonist and flautist. His career is marked by his collaboration with Thelonious Monk, which lasted for more than ten years. Biography: Rouse was born in Washington, DC in 1924. At first he worked with the clarinet, before turning to the saxophone. Rouse began his career with the Billy Eckstine Orchestra in...

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