photo credit: Tom Hagerty for Lakeland Local
The Dude Abides
“Abide with Me” is a Christian hymn written by Henry Francis Lyte in 1847 while he lay dying from tuberculosis; he survived only a further three weeks after its completion.
Thelonious Monk recorded a simple yet remarkably elegant instrumental version of the hymn with his jazz septet under the title “Abide with Me” as start of the 1957 album Monk’s Music. In 2006 two different tracks have been reissued as start of the second disc of The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings, the documentation of the cooperation of Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane.
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