By David Hajdu
Updated June 11, 1993 at 04:00 AM EDT

Live at the Five Spot Discovery!

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They remain the two great metaphysicians of jazz: Monk battling with the musical spirits of darkness and light, ‘Trane giving in to both, by turns. Their rare performances together were legendarily spacey — especially this one, long thought to be lost. Recorded by Coltrane’s wife from a noisy table at Manhattan’s old Five Spot cafe, this technically flawed treasure is a rare document of bop as a vocation of ethereal passion and wrath.

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Live at the Five Spot Discovery!

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