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The Art of the Ballad

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
With a handful of Prestige dates and an ample supply of Riversides to choose from, Fantasy came up with a wide-ranging sampler of Thelonious Monk's idiosyncratic work on ballads, his own and those of others. Monk's angular, stabbing manner is anything but pretty, but he gives a refreshingly sardonic twist to such standards as "I Surrender Dear," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "Mood Indigo" and "Tea for Two." Fantasy mixes up the formats throughout, with lots of solo Monk, combos ranging from a drumless trio on "Monk's Mood" to a septet on "Crepuscule with Nellie." The set is bracketed by two versions of "Ruby, My Dear," recorded within months of each other in 1957, but ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
With a handful of Prestige dates and an ample supply of Riversides to choose from, Fantasy came up with a wide-ranging sampler of Thelonious Monk's idiosyncratic work on ballads, his own and those of others. Monk's angular, stabbing manner is anything but pretty, but he gives a refreshingly sardonic twist to such standards as "I Surrender Dear," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "Mood Indigo" and "Tea for Two." Fantasy mixes up the formats throughout, with lots of solo Monk, combos ranging from a drumless trio on "Monk's Mood" to a septet on "Crepuscule with Nellie." The set is bracketed by two versions of "Ruby, My Dear," recorded within months of each other in 1957, but with Coleman Hawkins manning the tenor on one version and John Coltrane on the other -- both eloquently -- one can easily excuse the duplication. Everything here has long been out on CD, and there are understandably no hard swingers, but in all, this is not a bad introduction to what is often considered Monk's best period.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/1998
  • Label: Prestige
  • UPC: 025218311229
  • Catalog Number: 11012

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thelonious Monk Primary Artist, Piano
Gigi Gryce Alto Saxophone
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone
Oscar Pettiford Bass
Wilbur Ware Bass
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Ray Copeland Trumpet
Art Blakey Drums
Kenny Clarke Drums
John Coltrane Tenor Saxophone
Frank Foster Tenor Saxophone
Curly Russell Bass
Shadow Wilson Drums
Technical Credits
Gigi Gryce Contributor
Gerry Mulligan Contributor
Oscar Pettiford Contributor
Wilbur Ware Contributor
Coleman Hawkins Contributor
Ray Copeland Contributor
Art Blakey Contributor
Kenny Clarke Contributor
John Coltrane Contributor
Kirk Felton Remastering
Frank Foster Contributor
Orrin Keepnews Producer
Curly Russell Contributor
Bob Weinstock Producer
Shadow Wilson Contributor
Jamie Putnam Art Direction
Bill Grauer Jr. Producer
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