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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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."
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972331720
  • Catalog Number: 723317
  • Sales rank: 96,726

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Well, You Needn't (12:40)
  2. 2 Misterioso (9:43)
  3. 3 Bemsha Swing (4:12)
  4. 4 'Round Midnight (3:49)
  5. 5 Epistrophy (2:25)
  6. 6 Ruby, My Dear (5:39)
  7. 7 Crepuscule with Nellie (2:48)
  8. 8 Blue Monk (11:16)
  9. 9 Straight, No Chaser (11:28)
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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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