In September, Thelonious Monk and a band including Art Blakey on drums and Dizzy
Gillespie on trumpet begins The Giants of Jazz world tour in New Zealand. They would
record at several venues in Europe. Shortly after the tour's conclusion, Thelonious Monk
records three Black Lion sessions (The London Collection, Vol. 1-3) solo and
with drummer Art Blakey and bassist Al McKibbon.
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