Mulligan Meets Monk CD (2013)

Artist: Thelonious Monk

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Label Fantasy Records/concord Jazz
SKU 250976771
UPC 888072345904
UPC 14 00888072345904
Format CD
Release Date 7/23/2013
Links
Author Thelonious Monk
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Associated Artist/Work Baker, Chet
Technical Info
Engineer Jack Higgins
Producer Nick Phillips (Reissue)
CatalogID OJC 34590
Lable Name Original Jazz Classics
Released 07/23/2013
Original Release 1957
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 65m : 53s
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00888072345904
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Thelonious Monk (piano); Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Wilbur Ware (bass); Shadow Wilson (drums).
Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York, New York on August 12 & 13, 1957. Originally released on Riverside (1106). Includes liner notes by Orrin Keepnews.
Full performer name: Thelonious Monk/Gerry Mulligan.
Personnel: Thelonious Monk (piano); Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Wilbur Ware (bass); Shadow Wilson (drums).
Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York, New York on August 12 & 13, 1957. Originally released on Riverside (1106). Includes liner notes by Orrin Keepnews.
Digitally remastered by JVC using XRCD (Extended Resolution Compact Disc) technology.
Personnel: Thelonious Monk (piano); Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone);
Wilbur Ware (bass); Shadow Wilson (drums).
Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York, New York on August 12 & 13, 1957.
Originally released on Riverside (1106). Includes liner notes by Orrin
Keepnews.
Digitally remastered using 20-bit K2 Super Coding System technology.
Personnel: Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Thelonious Monk (piano); Dhadow Wilson (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Liner Note Authors: Orrin Keepnews; Neil Tesser.
Recording information: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City (08/12/1957/08/13/1957).
Mulligan Meets Monk documents the 1957 meeting of two sharp musical minds. Though the pairing may seem unlikely, baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan -- whose cool, West Coast style blends dexterity with laid-back grace -- and Thelonious Monk -- whose radical, angular piano playing and thoroughly modern compositions are blueprints for the possibilities of bop -- sound remarkable together. In fact, it is the contrast between the players' styles that lends this set its balance and appeal. The program, which includes four compositions by Monk and one by Mulligan, is unassailable. Mulligan acquits himself admirably on the Monk classics "'Round Midnight," "Rhythm-a-ning," and "Straight, No Chaser," unfurling his smooth tone over their zigzagging melodies and ambitious scalar architecture. Mulligan's "Decidedly," a bright bop workout, fits easily alongside Monk's tunes, especially with the help of Monk's off-kilter, accented comping. Bassist Wilbur Ware and drummer Shadow Wilson lend solid support to the spirited playing of the two leaders, making this top-notch session -- with its great tunes, chemistry, and soloing -- a true classic. [Some reissues include a handful of alternate takes.] ~ Anthony Tognazzini
Disc 1
1 'Round Midnight
2 Rhythm
3 Sweet and Lovely
4 Decidedly [Take 4]
5 Straight, No Chaser [Take 3]
6 I Mean You [Take 4]
7 Decidedly [Take 5]
8 Straight, No Chaser [Take 1]
9 I Mean You [Take 1]
10 I Mean You [Take 2]
Product Attributes
Artist Monk,Thelonious
Music Format Compact Disc

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