Disagree about geniuses being nuts - that's an unoriginal cliche! However, to those who are unaware of their own genius, those who are aware may seem... different. *laughs* I like how this rambles in places, it shows command and confidence on the musicians' part.
to StuartHaden1: but they also sooooooo different: Monk is making the gap to let fill them up while Coltrane feed with all the detail to the max to the point of no-more-room already to think ;-) But I love it. They were so different and thus completed each other.
Nutty as fruit cake? Or just plain nutty! The best nut is a walnut because it is rich in Omega three. This nut is easy to crack. It's by a wizard of jazz improvisation and inventiveness. His distinctive sound is instantly recognisable. Heard and saw him play years ago in London. He was a genius.
The piano is in perfect order, that's just the way he plays on the keys.