Thelonious Himself [Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Thelonious Himself is a mostly solo set by pianist Thelonious Monk. Monk's hesitant stride and thoughtful yet very unpredictable flights are always a joy to hear. He performs a variety of swing standards (including "April in Paris" and "I'm Getting Sentimental over You"), his blues "Functional," and as a bonus track, there is an alternate take of "'Round Midnight" from the earlier date. The one non-solo track is "Monk's Mood," a ballad that finds Monk joined by tenor saxophonist John Coltrane and bassist Wilbur Ware. The overall results are not quite essential but they should greatly interest Thelonious Monk fans who do not have his huge Riverside box set. [Originally ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Thelonious Himself is a mostly solo set by pianist Thelonious Monk. Monk's hesitant stride and thoughtful yet very unpredictable flights are always a joy to hear. He performs a variety of swing standards (including "April in Paris" and "I'm Getting Sentimental over You"), his blues "Functional," and as a bonus track, there is an alternate take of "'Round Midnight" from the earlier date. The one non-solo track is "Monk's Mood," a ballad that finds Monk joined by tenor saxophonist John Coltrane and bassist Wilbur Ware. The overall results are not quite essential but they should greatly interest Thelonious Monk fans who do not have his huge Riverside box set. [Originally released in 1957, Thelonious Himself was reissued on CD in 1988 with a bonus track and again in 2006.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218625425
  • Catalog Number: 254
  • Sales rank: 37,992

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 April in Paris (3:51)
  2. 2 Ghost of a Chance (4:21)
  3. 3 Functional (9:16)
  4. 4 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (4:04)
  5. 5 I Should Care (3:13)
  6. 6 'Round Midnight (6:40)
  7. 7 All Alone (4:50)
  8. 8 Monk's Mood (7:49)
  9. 9 'Round Midnight (21:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thelonious Monk Primary Artist, Piano, Soloist
Wilbur Ware Bass
John Coltrane Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Bing Crosby Composer
Cootie Williams Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Jack Higgins Engineer
Orrin Keepnews Producer, Liner Notes
Thelonious Monk Composer
Axel Stordahl Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Paul Weston Composer
Victor Young Composer
Bernie Hanighen Composer
George Bassman Composer
Paul Bacon Cover Design
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