By Larry Blumenfeld
Updated July 07, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Pianist Thelonious Monk proved a powerful mentor for saxophonist John Coltrane during a five-month 1957 stint. On these studio sessions, The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings, including two previously unreleased tracks, Coltrane’s still-developing ”sheets of sound” style is a perfect complement to the jagged beauty of Monk’s music.