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Format: CD
Sku: 61705182
UPC: 025218350624
UPC 14: 00025218350624
Release Date: 8/31/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. 'Round Midnight ~ Thelonious Monk
2. Off Minor - (take 5) ~ Thelonious Monk
3. Jackie-ing ~ Thelonious Monk
4. Well, You Needn't ~ Thelonious Monk
5. Caravan ~ Thelonious Monk
6. I Mean You ~ Thelonious Monk
7. Ruby, My Dear ~ Thelonious Monk
8. Brilliant Corners ~ Thelonious Monk
9. Let's Call This ~ Thelonious Monk
10. Straight, No Chaser - (take 3) ~ Thelonious Monk

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Thelonious Monk (piano); Ernie Henry (alto saxophone); Harold Land (tenor saxophone); Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Joe Gordon, Ray Copeland (trumpet); Kenny Clarke, Shadow Wilson (drums); Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone); Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone); Thad Jones (cornet); Max Roach, Art Blakey (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Kirk Felton.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Chip Stern.
Muze PNote Recording information: Reeves Sound Studios, New York, NY (07/21/1955-05/29/1960); The Blackhawk, San Francisco, CA (07/21/1955-05/29/1960); Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, NJ (07/21/1955-05/29/1960).
Muze PNote Author: Blind Willie Johnson.
Muze PNote A truly distinctive performer in both his musical style and his personality, Thelonious Monk is inarguably the most important pianist/composer in post-bop jazz. Although Monk's late-1940s and early-'50s recordings for Blue Note display his bebop roots, they also reveal his own utterly unique musical vocabulary, which he expanded upon during his revered mid-to-late-1950s sessions for Riverside Records. This collection presents a handful of tracks from these revered Riverside albums, including a playful 1957 solo version of his classic "'Round Midnight," which highlights Monk's percussive piano technique. Other tracks on THE BEST OF THELONIOUS MONK feature a number of jazz greats, particularly the stellar lineup that includes drummer Art Blakey and saxophonists John Coltrane and Coleman Hawkins on the bouncy "Off Minor" and the swinging "Well, You Needn't," both from '57's MONK'S MUSIC. Boasting crisp, remastered sound, this 2004 compilation is an ideal introduction to Monk's peak years.

Producer: Orrin Keepnews; Orrin Keepnews

Engineer: Jack Higgins; Ray Fowler; Reice Hamel; Rudy VanGelder

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Associated Artists and Works

Baker, Chet (Trumpet/Vocals/Com
Bartz, Gary
Blakey, Art
Coltrane, John
At Carnegie Hall ~ Coltrane, John
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane [Bonus Track] ~ Coltrane, John
D'Andrea, Franco
Davis, Miles
Foster, Frank (Sax)
Monk ~ Foster, Frank (Sax)
Gemini Gemini
Gillespie, Dizzy
Griffin, Johnny
Group 15
Group Fifteen
Holman, Bill
Jurg Wickihalder
Kirk Knuffke
Lacy, Steve
Marcello Tonolo
Time and Place [Digipak] ~ Martin, Claire (Vocals)
McRae, Carmen
Carmen Sings Monk ~ McRae, Carmen
Microscopic Septet
Mulligan, Gerry
Mulligan Meets Monk [Remastered] ~ Mulligan, Gerry
Original Soundtrack
Straight, No Chaser [Remaster] ~ Original Soundtrack
Owens, Jimmy
Powell, Bud
Price, Maxwell
Roach, Max
Roiger, Teri
Rollins, Sonny
Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins [Remaster] ~ Rollins, Sonny
Schlippenbach, Alexander Von
Stetch, John
Summers, Andy
Terry, Clark
Brilliant Corners ~ Terry, Clark
Brilliant Corners [Remaster] ~ Terry, Clark
Brilliant Corners [Bonus Track] ~ Terry, Clark
Von Schlippenbach, Alexander
Wallace, Bennie
Williams, Jessica (Jazz)
Williams, Jessica (Piano)
Woods, Phil

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/31/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5706
Music Label Name Label : Riverside Records (Jazz)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00025218350624

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Monk,Thelonious
Product attributeLabel:   Fantasy/milestone/prestige
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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