Straight No Chaser CD (1996)

Artist: Thelonious Monk

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Label Sony
SKU 60108452
UPC 074646488621
UPC 14 00074646488621
Format CD
Release Date 8/27/1996
Author Thelonious Monk
Associated Artist/Work Baker, Chet (Trumpet/Vocals/Com
Associated Artist/Work Bartz, Gary
Associated Artist/Work Blakey, Art
Associated Artist/Work Byas, Don
Associated Artist/Work Coltrane, John
Associated Artist/Work D'Andrea, Franco
Associated Artist/Work Davis, Miles
Associated Artist/Work Foster, Frank (Sax)
Associated Artist/Work Gemini Gemini
Associated Artist/Work Gillespie, Dizzy
Associated Artist/Work Griffin, Johnny
Associated Artist/Work Group 15
Associated Artist/Work Group Fifteen
Associated Artist/Work Holman, Bill
Associated Artist/Work Jurg Wickihalder
Associated Artist/Work Kirk Knuffke
Associated Artist/Work Lacy, Steve
Associated Artist/Work Marcello Tonolo
Associated Artist/Work Martin, Claire (Vocals)
Associated Artist/Work McRae, Carmen
Associated Artist/Work Microscopic Septet
Associated Artist/Work Mulligan, Gerry
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Owens, Jimmy
Associated Artist/Work Powell, Bud
Associated Artist/Work Price, Maxwell
Associated Artist/Work Roach, Max
Associated Artist/Work Roiger, Teri
Associated Artist/Work Rollins, Sonny
Associated Artist/Work Schlippenbach, Alexander Von
Associated Artist/Work Stetch, John
Associated Artist/Work Summers, Andy
Associated Artist/Work Terry, Clark
Associated Artist/Work Von Schlippenbach, Alexander
Associated Artist/Work Wallace, Bennie
Associated Artist/Work Williams, Jessica (Jazz)
Associated Artist/Work Williams, Jessica (Piano)
Associated Artist/Work Woods, Phil
Technical Info
Engineer Frank Laico
CatalogID 64886
Lable Name Columbia/Legacy
Released 08/27/1996
Original Release 1967
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 75m : 56s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Mixed
UPC 00074646488621
Musical Guests
Charlie Rouse
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Thelonious Monk (piano); Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone); Larry Gales (bass); Ben Riley (drums).
Recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, New York on November 14-15, 1966 and January 10, 1967. Originally released on Columbia (2651/9451). Includes liner notes by Orrin Keepnews.
Personnel: Thelonious Monk (piano); Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone); Ben Riley (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Mark Wilder.
Audio Remixer: Mark Wilder.
Liner Note Author: Orrin Keepnews.
Recording information: Colubia Records, New York, NY (11/14/1966-01/10/1967); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (11/14/1966-01/10/1967); Columbia Records 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (11/14/1966-01/10/1967).
Photographers: Don Hunstein; Lee Tanner.
This CD reissue of one of Thelonious Monk's most accessible (and commercially successful) albums differs greatly from the 1967 LP. Besides previously unavailable takes of Duke Ellington's "I Didn't Know About You," Monk's own "Green Chimneys" and the rare and exquisite piano solo "This Is My Story, This Is My Song," the CD includes previously unheard takes of three of the album's original six tracks. The time differences in these versions are substantial: the title track is lengthened by nearly a minute, the classic "We See" by 2:47 and "Japanese Folk Song (Kojo No Tsuki)" by a whopping 5:41. (For purists, Columbia reissued the original album on vinyl in 1998.) As always, the more Monk the better, but the added material is particularly welcome in this case, as STRAIGHT NO CHASER finds the pianist and his quartet partners--tenor Charlie Rouse, drummer Ben Riley and brilliant bassist Larry Gales--at the height of their considerable powers.
Professional Reviews
Down Beat - 4.5 Stars - Very Good
JazzTimes (2/97, p.124) - "...consistent greatness..."
Disc 1
1 Locomotive,Locomotive
2 I Didn't Know About You
3 Straight, No Chaser
4 Japanese Folk Song,Japanese Folk Song
5 Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
6 We See,We See
7 This Is My Story, This Is My Song,This Is My Story, This Is My Song
8 I Didn't Know About You - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
9 Green Chimmneys

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