Ruby, My Dear
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The tune was named after Rubie Richardson, Monk's first love and his older sister Marion's best friend. It was first recorded at a 1947 session for Blue Note Records. Monk recorded "Ruby My Dear" several times, including solo piano performances in 1959 and 1965, as well as versions with saxophonists Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane (at New York's Five Spot Jazz Cafe in the summer of 1957).
- 1957:The Kenny Drew Trio With Paul Chambers & Philly Joe Jones by Kenny Drew
- 1975: Trident by McCoy Tyner