Best Of Thelonious Monk CD (2004)

Artist: Thelonious Monk

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Label Fantasy/milestone/prestige
SKU 61705182
UPC 025218350624
UPC 14 00025218350624
Format CD
Release Date 8/31/2004
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Author Thelonious Monk
Compilation Appearance Best Of Ken Burns Jazz
Compilation Appearance Classic Jazz
Compilation Appearance Legacy
Compilation Appearance Prestige Profiles
Compilation Appearance Riverside Profiles 1106
Compilation Appearance Riverside Profiles 1106
Compilation Appearance Riverside Profiles 1106
Compilation Appearance Jazz After Dark
Compilation Appearance Roy Haynes:jazz
Compilation Appearance Brilliant Corners
Compilation Appearance Greatest Songs Of The 1940'S
Compilation Appearance Icon:best Of Blue Note
Compilation Appearance Box Set Series:jazz
Compilation Appearance Uncompromising Expression:singles Col
Compilation Appearance Prestige Rudy Van Gelder Remasters
Compilation Appearance Low Down (ost)
Associated Artist/Work Baker, Chet (Trumpet/Vocals/Com
Associated Artist/Work Bartz, Gary
Associated Artist/Work Blakey, Art
Associated Artist/Work Coltrane, John
Technical Info
Engineer Jack Higgins; Ray Fowler; Reice Hamel; Rudy VanGelder
Producer Orrin Keepnews; Orrin Keepnews
CatalogID 5706
Lable Name Riverside Records (Jazz)
Released 08/31/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00025218350624
Album Notes and Credits
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).
Audio Remasterer: Kirk Felton.
Liner Note Author: Chip Stern.
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).
Author: Blind Willie Johnson.
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.
Disc 1
1 'Round Midnight
2 Off Minor - (take 5)
3 Jackie-ing
4 Well, You Needn't
5 Caravan
6 I Mean You
7 Ruby, My Dear
8 Brilliant Corners
9 Let's Call This
10 Straight, No Chaser - (take 3)
Product Attributes
Artist Monk,Thelonious
Label Fantasy/milestone/prestige
Music Format Compact Disc
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