Monk

Monk

by Thelonious Monk
     
 

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Thelonious Monk's Prestige recordings (reissued on three LP-length CDs) have been somewhat neglected through the years but, with the exception of a date for Vogue, they are the only documentation that exists of the unique pianist-composer's work as a leader during the latter half of 1952 through 1954. This set has four numbers (including Monk's originals "Wee See,"

Overview

Thelonious Monk's Prestige recordings (reissued on three LP-length CDs) have been somewhat neglected through the years but, with the exception of a date for Vogue, they are the only documentation that exists of the unique pianist-composer's work as a leader during the latter half of 1952 through 1954. This set has four numbers (including Monk's originals "Wee See," "Locomotive" and the catchy "Hackensack") featuring Monk with trumpeter Ray Copeland (an underrated player), tenor saxophonist Frank Foster, bassist Curly Russell and drummer Art Blakey. However it is "Let's Call This" and the two versions of "Think of One" that are best-known, for Monk teams up with the French horn wizard Julius Watkins, bassist Percy Heath, drummer Willie Jones and the great tenor Sonny Rollins. Every Thelonious Monk recording is well worth getting although this one is not quite essential.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972395326
catalogNumber:
723953
Rank:
49337

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thelonious Monk   Primary Artist,Piano,Track Performer
Sonny Rollins   Tenor Saxophone
Julius Watkins   French Horn
Percy Heath   Bass
Ray Copeland   Trumpet
Art Blakey   Drums
Frank Foster   Tenor Saxophone
Curly Russell   Bass
Willie Jones   Drums

Technical Credits

Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer,Liner Notes,Author
Ira Gitler   Liner Notes
Doug Hawkins   Engineer
Teo Macero   Producer
Nick Phillips   Producer
Axl Rose   Composer
Slash   Composer
Bob Weinstock   Producer

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