Riverside Profiles

Riverside Profiles

by Thelonious Monk
     
 

After making his first recordings for Blue Note Records in 1947, Thelonious Monk moved on to the Prestige label in the early '50s before moving on again to sign with the then-new Riverside Records in 1955. Working with producer Orrin Keepnews at Riverside, Monk produced some of his finest studio sessions during the next four years,…  See more details below

Overview

After making his first recordings for Blue Note Records in 1947, Thelonious Monk moved on to the Prestige label in the early '50s before moving on again to sign with the then-new Riverside Records in 1955. Working with producer Orrin Keepnews at Riverside, Monk produced some of his finest studio sessions during the next four years, several of which are collected here in this tightly sequenced set, which features some of the best tenor sax players bop had to offer. Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane are both on the version collected here of "Epistrophy" from 1957. Coltrane also shines on two other Monk recordings from 1957, "Well You Needn't" and the starkly beautiful "Ruby, My Dear." Johnny Griffin's tenor gives "Rhythm-A-Ning" from 1958 a solid push, as does Sonny Rollins on 1956's "Pannonica." Monk's stride-run-through-a-bop-blender piano style is also featured on two solo turns, 1957's "'Round Midnight" and 1959's "Blue Monk." In all, this is a concise introduction to one of Monk's most important periods, but the bonus disc is simply a sampler for other artists in Riverside's Profiles series, which makes this package feel a little bit like an infomercial.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2006
Label:
Riverside
UPC:
0888072300705
catalogNumber:
30070

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thelonious Monk   Primary Artist,Piano,Celeste
Pepper Adams   Baritone Saxophone
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Johnny Griffin   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Gigi Gryce   Alto Saxophone
Ernie Henry   Alto Saxophone
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Max Roach   Drums
Sonny Rollins   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Rouse   Tenor Saxophone
Art Taylor   Drums
Wilbur Ware   Bass
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Ray Copeland   Trumpet
Ahmed Abdul-Malik   Bass
Art Blakey   Drums
Donald Byrd   Trumpet
Kenny Clarke   Drums
John Coltrane   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Roy Haynes   Drums
Jay McAllister   Tuba
Robert "Brother Ah" Northern   French Horn
Shadow Wilson   Drums
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone
Sam "Stovepipe No. 1" Jones   Bass

Technical Credits

Cootie Williams   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Doug Ramsey   Liner Notes
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction

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