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'Round Midnight: The Complete Blue Note Singles (1947-1952)
     

'Round Midnight: The Complete Blue Note Singles (1947-1952)

by Thelonious Monk
 
The two-disc Thelonious Monk anthology, 2014's 'Round Midnight: The Complete Blue Note Singles (1947-1952)), compiles all of the influential jazz pianist's original 78 rpm singles released on the storied Blue Note label. These are Monk's first recordings under his own name, leading a

Overview

The two-disc Thelonious Monk anthology, 2014's 'Round Midnight: The Complete Blue Note Singles (1947-1952)), compiles all of the influential jazz pianist's original 78 rpm singles released on the storied Blue Note label. These are Monk's first recordings under his own name, leading a group (not his debut recordings as a sideman with Coleman Hawkins). All of these recordings were later collected on various albums including Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 1., and other anthologies. Here, they are presented in chronological order and with alternate takes. Recorded in six separate sessions beginning in October of 1947 and ending in May of 1952, these sides showcase many of the songs Monk composed, and which would quickly become part of the jazz canon. Included are "Evidence," "Mysterioso," "Well, You Needn't," and others. While the focal point of these albums is Monk's innovative use of dissonance and unexpected, angular melodicism, the recordings also benefit from a veritable who's-who of modern jazz of the period. Backing Monk here, variously, are such luminaries as drummers Art Blakey and Max Roach, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, trumpeters Kenny Dorham and Idrees Sulieman, saxophonists Lou Donaldson and Lucky Thompson, and many more. While these recordings are widely available, it's both historically enlightening and aesthetically pleasing to have them collected so thoughtfully here.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2014
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0602537996858
catalogNumber:
002169302
Rank:
16513

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thelonious Monk   Primary Artist,Piano
Kenny Dorham   Trumpet
Milt Jackson   Vibes
Max Roach   Drums
Lucky Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
McKibbon   Bass
Gene Ramey   Bass
Art Blakey   Drums
Nelson Boyd   Bass
Lou Donaldson   Alto Saxophone
Kenny "Pancho" Hagood   Vocals
Sahib Shihab   Alto Saxophone
John Simmons   Bass
Idrees Sulieman   Trumpet
Danny Quebec West   Alto Saxophone
Shadow Wilson   Drums
George Taitt   Trumpet
Billy Smith   Tenor Saxophone
Robert Paige   Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Ike Quebec   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Coleman Hawkins   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Kenny Clarke   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Alfred Lion   Producer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Axel Stordahl   Composer
Idrees Sulieman   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Composer
Kirk Silsbee   Liner Notes
Xilonen Oreshnick   Photo Coordination
Benny Davis   Composer
Joe Burke   Composer
Michele Horie   Producer
Ann Ronnell   Composer
Armand Lewis   Memorabilia

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