Brilliant Corners [Bonus Track]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Thelonious Monk's third album for Riverside was a good bit more adventurous than his first two, which were designed to make him a little more accessible. Lining up Sonny Rollins on tenor sax and Ernie Henry on alto, with drummer Max Roach and bassist Oscar Pettiford, everything seemed like it would fall into place. But as producer and liner note writer Orrin Keepnews explained, some of Monk's compositions were difficult, especially "Brilliant Corners," which given the lack of rehearsal necessitated that multiple takes be spliced together, though the result is clearly worth the effort. Monk's new blues "Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are" has a jaunty air in its extended debut. ...
See more details below
CD (Remastered)
$10.21
BN.com price
(Save 14%)$11.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (11) from $7.28   
  • New (11) from $7.28   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Thelonious Monk's third album for Riverside was a good bit more adventurous than his first two, which were designed to make him a little more accessible. Lining up Sonny Rollins on tenor sax and Ernie Henry on alto, with drummer Max Roach and bassist Oscar Pettiford, everything seemed like it would fall into place. But as producer and liner note writer Orrin Keepnews explained, some of Monk's compositions were difficult, especially "Brilliant Corners," which given the lack of rehearsal necessitated that multiple takes be spliced together, though the result is clearly worth the effort. Monk's new blues "Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are" has a jaunty air in its extended debut. "Pannonica" features the novelty of Monk doubling on piano and celeste, as the latter instrument was available in the studio and inspired him to add it on the spot. On the final session, which produced "Bemsha Swing," Henry is replaced by trumpeter Clark Terry and Pettiford who proved to be difficult during the first session by Paul Chambers, with Roach adding timpani to his drum kit. This reissue in the Keepnews Collection series adds a previously unissued opening chorus from "Pannonica," though it is not a complete take. Keepnews' new reflections on these sessions, over half a century after they were recorded, add to the value of this expanded CD reissue.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2008
  • Label: Riverside
  • UPC: 888072305014
  • Catalog Number: 30501
  • Sales rank: 28,114

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Brilliant Corners (7:47)
  2. 2 Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are (13:19)
  3. 3 Pannonica (8:52)
  4. 4 I Surrender, Dear (5:27)
  5. 5 Bemsha Swing (7:44)
  6. 6 Pannonica (2:34)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thelonious Monk Primary Artist, Piano, Celeste, Soloist
Ernie Henry Alto Saxophone
Oscar Pettiford Bass
Max Roach Drums, Timpani
Sonny Rollins Tenor Saxophone
Clark Terry Trumpet
Technical Credits
Harry Barris Composer
Jack Higgins Engineer
Orrin Keepnews Producer, Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Audio Production, Annotation
Thelonious Monk Composer
Joe Tarantino Remastering
Paul Bacon Cover Design
Gordon Clifford Composer
Larissa Collins Art Direction
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously