Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

by Thelonious Monk
     
 

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This recording contains nine performances recorded by pianist/composer Thelonious Monk in the 1960s; most of the cuts were originally on other LPs and the few obscurities are being added to the CD reissues of recent time. As an introduction to Monk's music, this set is excellent, highlighted by a strong version of "Straight No Chaser," a solo piano rendition of

Overview

This recording contains nine performances recorded by pianist/composer Thelonious Monk in the 1960s; most of the cuts were originally on other LPs and the few obscurities are being added to the CD reissues of recent time. As an introduction to Monk's music, this set is excellent, highlighted by a strong version of "Straight No Chaser," a solo piano rendition of "'Round Midnight," and clarinetist Pee Wee Russell sitting in with Monk's quartet for "Blue Monk."

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972331720
catalogNumber:
723317
Rank:
87331

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thelonious Monk   Primary Artist,Piano
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Larry Gales   Bass
Thad Jones   Cornet
Steve Lacy   Soprano Saxophone
Charlie Rouse   Tenor Saxophone
Pee Wee Russell   Clarinet
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Butch Warren   Bass
Ben Riley   Drums
Gene Allen   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Frankie Dunlop   Drums
John Ore   Bass
Phil Woods   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Teo Macero   Producer
Thelonious Monk   Contributor
Mike Zwerin   Liner Notes
Nedra Olds-Neal   Producer,Reissue Producer
Marni Elliott   Packaging Manager

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