The Definitive Thelonious Monk on Prestige and Riverside

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All Music Guide - Campbell
The Definitive Thelonious Monk on Prestige and Riverside contains previously released tracks taken from the pianist's and composer's stint with the labels from 1952 to 1960. The 21 tracks, aimed at the casual listener, include the Monk penned classics " 'Round Midnight," "Straight, No Chaser," "Ruby, My Dear," "Bemsha Swing," and "Well, You Needn't." Appearing on these various dates are an extraordinary roster of musicians including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins and Charlie Rouse. Although it's far from a perfect retrospective of his career, this set would make a fine companion to The Essential Thelonious Monk spotlighting the years 1947-1952 on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
The Definitive Thelonious Monk on Prestige and Riverside contains previously released tracks taken from the pianist's and composer's stint with the labels from 1952 to 1960. The 21 tracks, aimed at the casual listener, include the Monk penned classics " 'Round Midnight," "Straight, No Chaser," "Ruby, My Dear," "Bemsha Swing," and "Well, You Needn't." Appearing on these various dates are an extraordinary roster of musicians including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins and Charlie Rouse. Although it's far from a perfect retrospective of his career, this set would make a fine companion to The Essential Thelonious Monk spotlighting the years 1947-1952 on Blue Note and The Essential Thelonious Monk on Columbia 1962-1968. Keep in mind that all the original albums remain in print as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2010
  • Label: Fantasy
  • UPC: 888072323247
  • Catalog Number: 32324
  • Sales rank: 141,752

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bye-Ya (2:48)
  2. 2 We See (5:17)
  3. 3 Blue Monk (7:38)
  4. 4 I Want to Be Happy (7:43)
  5. 5 Bemsha Swing (9:33)
  6. 6 Caravan (6:00)
  7. 7 Tea for Two (5:54)
  8. 8 Pannonica (8:53)
  9. 9 Brilliant Corners (7:47)
  10. 10 'Round Midnight (6:41)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Well, You Needn't (11:24)
  2. 2 Off Minor (5:09)
  3. 3 Epistrophy (3:10)
  4. 4 Trinkle, Tinkle (6:41)
  5. 5 Rhythm-a-Ning (5:19)
  6. 6 Evidence (8:51)
  7. 7 Nutty (5:23)
  8. 8 Little Rootie Tootie (8:55)
  9. 9 Straight, No Chaser (9:23)
  10. 10 Ruby, My Dear (4:01)
  11. 11 Four in One (8:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thelonious Monk Primary Artist, Piano, Celeste, Soloist
Pepper Adams Baritone Saxophone
Eddie Bert Trombone
Miles Davis Trumpet, Leader
Joe Gordon Trumpet
Johnny Griffin Tenor Saxophone
Gigi Gryce Alto Saxophone
Ernie Henry Alto Saxophone
Billy Higgins Drums
Milt Jackson Vibes
Sam Jones Bass
Thad Jones Cornet
Harold Land Tenor Saxophone
Gerry Mulligan Leader, Baritone Saxophone
Oscar Pettiford Bass
Max Roach Drums
Sonny Rollins Leader, Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Rouse Tenor Saxophone
Art Taylor Drums
Wilbur Ware Bass
Tommy Potter Bass
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Percy Heath Bass
Ray Copeland Trumpet
Ahmed Abdul-Malik Bass
Art Blakey Drums
Donald Byrd Trumpet
Kenny Clarke Drums
John Coltrane Tenor Saxophone
Frank Foster Tenor Saxophone
Roy Haynes Drums
Jay McAllister Tuba
Robert "Brother Ah" Northern French Horn
John Ore Bass
Curly Russell Bass
Shadow Wilson Drums
Phil Woods Alto Saxophone
Gary Mapp Bass
Technical Credits
Irving Mills Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Ray Fowler Engineer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Reice Hamel Engineer
Jack Higgins Engineer
Orrin Keepnews Producer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Juan Tizol Composer
Joe Tarantino Mastering
Abbey Anna Art Direction
Ashley Kahn Liner Notes
Rolf Ambor Cover Photo
Hanighan Composer
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