Straight, No Chaser/Underground/Criss-Cross/Monk's Dream/Solo Monk

Straight, No Chaser/Underground/Criss-Cross/Monk's Dream/Solo Monk

by Thelonious Monk

CD

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Overview

Straight, No Chaser/Underground/Criss-Cross/Monk's Dream/Solo Monk

With his odd rhythmic spacing, discordant resolves and his circular yet angular compositional style, Thelonious Monk remains one of the most singular figures in all of jazz, and virtually every one of his recordings is as enigmatic as the pianist himself was. This set combines his five albums for Columbia Records, 1962's Criss Cross and Monk's Dream, 1964's Solo Monk, 1966's Straight, No Chaser, and 1967's Underground, in a single package, and anyone thinking Monk wasn't as vital during those years really needs to hear this stuff. It's classic Monk, and this collection is a great way to get it in a single swoop.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/12/2007
Label: Columbia/Legacy Euro
UPC: 0886971454826
catalogNumber: 714548

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thelonious Monk   Primary Artist,Piano
Charlie Rouse   Tenor Saxophone
Ben Riley   Drums
Frankie Dunlop   Drums
Jon Hendricks   Vocals
John Ore   Bass
Larry "Lonnie" Gales   Bass

Technical Credits

Willis Conover   Author
Nat Hentoff   Author
Orrin Keepnews   Liner Notes
Arthur Kendy   Engineer
Teo Macero   Producer,Author
Fred Plaut   Engineer
Ralph J. Gleason   Author
John Berg   Cover Design
Don Hunstein   Cover Photo
Sandy Speiser   Cover Photo
Nica de Koenigswarter   Liner Notes
Gillian McKean   Liner Notes
Paul Matthew Davis   Cover Art

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