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Added: 2004-05-02 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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