used a celeste, too, on his classic "Brilliant Corners" album, five years before Lewis. He did it on one track, "Pannonica." At least he was smart enough to surround himself with other instruments. He plays the celeste with his left hand and the piano with his right. Plus there are two saxophones, drums and bass. And he does lay off the celeste for part of the track. Still, it doesn't sound right.
You have to wonder. Didn't anyone say to Monk or Lewis, "Dude, that's wrong. You sound like a 5-year-old. You sound... twee!"
I wish someone had.
Track Listing: Hammer Chatter; You Were Meant For Me; Celeste Bounce; Bear Trap Stomp;
Frompy Stomp; Rough Seas; Madame Vod's Celeste Blues; C-Jam Blues; Fate;
Breezing at the Celeste