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  • It's Monk's Time (Speakers Corner) It's Monk's Time (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    It's Monk's Time (Speakers Corner)

    With its three compositions by Thelonious Monk, one might call this LP from 1964 "3 Standards and 3 Monks". The 'High Priest' of bebop had reached a further pinnacle in his career and performed with his fantastic, skilful and well-rehearsed quartet at numerous festivals and concerts. As if in a dream, the musicians penetrate the apparently simple yet rhythmically complicated themes, interrupted again and again by Monk's solo escapades on the piano. On the stage, Monk often stood up and jigged around the piano like a lumbering dancing bear, with one of his distinctive hats on his head; he plonks down on the piano stool after the Charlie Rouse solo; his enormous feet tap back and forth to the beat; he constantly fiddles with the ring on his finger; and he creates the most wonderful improvisations ever heard with his 'false' fingering.


    Calling all jazz fans: Listen to Thelonious Monk, and you will have a ball - most especially if you put this super disc with the promising title "It's Monks Time" on your turntable!



    Musicians:



    • Thelonious Monk (piano)

    • Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone)

    • Butch Warren (bass)

    • Ben Riley (drums)

    • Teo Macero (producer)


    Recording: January - March 1964

    Production: Teo Macero



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Lulu's Back In Town
    2. Memories Of You
    3. Stuffy Turkey
    4. Brake's Sake
    5. Nice Work If You Can Get It
    6. Shuffle Soil
    Thelonious Monk
    $34.99
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  • Big Band And Quartet In Concert (Speakers Corner) Big Band And Quartet In Concert (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Big Band And Quartet In Concert (Speakers Corner)

    Thelonious Monk could walk from his flat to New York's famous Philharmonic Hall on the corner of 64th Street and Broadway when he made his very first appearance there with his Big Band in December 1963. And the other musicians could get there on the underground: Phil Woods, Steve Lacy, Thad Jones - all of them were members of Monk's closest circle of collaborators. It is no wonder then that the well-known themes were highly agreeable and harmonious. I Mean You, Four In One and Epistrophy resounded through the auditorium, the audience was thrilled, Thelonious laughed and danced and a short while later fans could listen to parts of the concert on a recording released by Columbia Records. In a break for a smoke, Monk sat himself down at the piano and played Darkness On The Delta - nocturnal atmosphere pure.


    Does it bear the patina of times long past? Absolutely not! Thelonious Monk is as red-hot as he ever was.



    Musicians:



    • Thelonious Monk (piano)

    • Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone)

    • Steve Lacy (soprano saxophone)

    • Phil Woods (alto saxophone, clarinet)

    • Gene Allen (bassoon, clarinet)

    • Eddie Bert (trombone)

    • Thad Jones (cornet)

    • Nick Travis (trumpet)

    • Butch Warren (bass)

    • Frank Dunlop (drums)


    Recording: December 1963 at Lincoln Center, Philharmonic Hall, New York

    Production: Teo Macero



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. I Mean You
    2. Evidence
    3. (When It's) Darkness On The Delta
    4. Oska T.
    5. Played Twice
    6. Four In One
    7. Epistrophy
    Thelonious Monk
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  • Monk's Music Monk's Music Quick View

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    Monk's Music


    Special Vinyl Reissue


    This Is One Of Monk's Pivotal Recordings And Is An Essential Addition To All Jazz Collections.


    Monk's Music is often cited as one of the focal points of Thelonious Monk's six-year affiliation (1955-1961) with the Riverside label. Although the original
    disc clocked in at slightly over 30 minutes, packed into that half hour are not only the introduction of a few of Monk's signature compositions, but also
    some amazing interactions from the assembled ensemble. Joining Thelonious Monk (piano) during these two recording sessions are Ray Copeland
    (trumpet), Gigi Gryce (alto sax), Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Wilbur Ware (bass), and Art Blakey (drums).
    This special vinyl re-issue of Monk's classic album is not to be missed!


    Thelonious Monk: the legendary jazz pianist and composer, considered one of the giants of American music.

    1. Abide With Me
    2. Well You Needn't
    3. Ruby My Dear
    4. Off Minor
    5. Epistrophy
    6. Crepuscule With Nellie
    Thelonious Monk
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  • Brilliant Corners Brilliant Corners Quick View

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    Brilliant Corners

    Few composers or improvisers can match the originality of pianist Thelonious Monk. Quirky yet rigorously logical, Monk's playful but always purposeful choice of skewed melodies and interrupted rhythm patterns gave the bebop movement, and jazz in total, a new sound that was totally modern. Although he created a surprisingly limited body of compositions, his impact on the vocabulary and canon of jazz is second to none, including such prolific giants as Duke Ellington. Brilliant Corners is a triumph of both performance and conception: the two small-group sessions, anchored by Monk, drummer Max Roach, and the bass work of either Oscar Pettiford or Paul Chambers, feature superb front-line performances by saxophonists Sonny Rollins and the tragically under-recorded Ernie Henry, as well as trumpeter Clark Terry. The title track, which centers the collection, is one of Monk's most unconventional pieces, skirting whole-tone, chromatic and Lydian scales; a version of Pannonica finds Monk doubling on celeste, while the band stretches out on Bemsha Swing and the blues Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are. - Fred Goodman
    1. Brilliant Corners
    2. Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are
    3. Pannonica
    4. I Surrender, Dear
    5. Bemsha Swing
    Thelonious Monk
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  • The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings (Box Set) The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings (Box Set) Quick View

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    The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings (Box Set)

    For just a few months in 1957, two of the greatest musicians in history - Thelonious Monk (a seasoned master) and John Coltrane (a rising star) - recorded together in a studio. This deluxe 3-LP, 180-gram vinyl box set captures all of those sessions in chronological order. Originally released on CD, this edition features newly remastered audio from the original analog sources. An accompanying booklet offers an insightful essay by the late Orrin Keepnews, who produced the original sessions.
    LP 1
    1. Monk's Mood [False Start]
    2. Monk's Mood
    3. Crepuscule With Nellie [Take 1]
    4. Crepuscule With Nellie [Take 2]

    5. Crepuscule With Nellie [Breakdown]

    6. Blues For Tomorrow [Stereo]
    7. Crepuscule With Nellie [Edit / Retakes 4 & 5]


    LP 2
    1. Crepuscule With Nellie [Retake 6]
    2. Off Minor [Take 4]

    3. Off Minor [Take 5]

    4. Abide With Me [Take 1]

    5. Abide With Me

    6. Epistrophy [Short Version]
    7. Epistrophy

    8. Well, You Needn't [Opening]


    LP 2
    1. Well, You Needn't
    2. Ruby, My Dear

    3. Ruby, My Dear

    4. Nutty

    5. Trinkle, Tinkle

    Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane
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  • At The Blackhawk At The Blackhawk Quick View

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    At The Blackhawk

    The near-impromptu results of 1960's live LP At The Blackhawk are a triumph of jazz improvisation. Monk was
    scheduled to make a sextet album as co-leader with drummer Shelly Manne, but after two days' work, the chemistry wasn't there. The producer added Harold Land and Joe Gordon to the Monk working group for one night at the San Francisco nightclub, and the results were solid, thanks to the unquenchable spirit of Thelonious Monk.
    1. Let's Call This
    2. Four in One
    3. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
    4. San Francisco Holiday (Worry Later)
    5. 'Round Midnight
    6. Epistrophy
    Thelonious Monk
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  • Criss-Cross (Pure Pleasure) Criss-Cross (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Criss-Cross (Pure Pleasure)

    Criss-Cross - Thelonious Monk's second album for Columbia Records - features some of the finest work that Monk ever did in the studio with his '60s trio and quartet. Whether revisiting pop standards or reinventing Monk's own classic compositions, Monk and Charlie Rouse (tenor sax), John Ore (bass), and Frankie Dunlop (drums) exchange powerful musical ideas, as well as provide potent solos throughout the disc. Fittingly, Hackensack - a frenetic original composition - opens the disc by demonstrating the bandleader's strength in a quartet environment. The solid rhythmic support of the trio unfetters Monk into unleashing endless cascades of percussive inflections and intoxicating chord progressions. The title cut also reflects the ability of the four musicians to maintain melodic intricacies that are at times so exigent it seems cruel that Monk would have expected a musician of any caliber to pull them off. Tea for Two showcases Monk's appreciation for the great stride or 'walking' piano style of James P. Johnson and Willie 'The Lion' Smith. The arrangement here is lighter and features a trio (minus Rouse) to accent rather than banter with Monk's splashes of magnificence throughout. Likewise, Monk's solo on Don't Blame Me is excellent. The extended runs up and down the keyboard can't help but reiterate the tremendous debt of gratitude owed to the original stride pianists of the early 20th century. This is prime Monk for any degree of listener.

    - Lindsay Planer (AMG)

    Musicians:

    • Thelonious Monk (piano)
    • Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone)
    • John Ore (bass)
    • Frankie Dunlop (drums)

    About Pure Pleasure

    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.

    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.

    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.

    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.

    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.

    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Hackensack
    2. Tea For Two
    3. Criss-Cross
    4. Eronel
    5. Rhythm-A-Ning
    6. Don't Blame Me
    7. Think Of One
    8. Crepuscule With Nellie
    Thelonious Monk
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Le Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Pre-Order) Le Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Le Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Pre-Order)

    The only soundtrack recorded by Thelonious Monk in 1959, to be released as a 2xLP! Contains performances of classic Monk tunes heard in Roger Vadim's 1960 French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses.


    Features Monk's 1959 all-star band of Charlie Rouse, Sam Jones & Art Taylor, special guest saxophonist Barney Wilen.

    LP 1
    1. Rhythm-a-Ning
    2. Crepuscule With Nellie
    3. Six In One
    4. Well, You Needn't
    5. Pannonica (Solo)
    6. Pannonica (Solo)
    7. Pannonica (Quartet)
    8. Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are
    9. Light Blue
    10. By And By (We'll Understand It Better By And By)


    LP 2
    1. Rhythm-a-Ning (Alternate)
    2. Crepuscule With Nellie (Take 1)
    3. Pannonica (45 Master)
    4. Light Blue (45 Master)
    5. Well, You Needn't (Unedited)
    6. Light Blue (Making Of)

    Thelonious Monk
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  • Straight No Chaser Straight No Chaser Quick View

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    Straight No Chaser

    A few years after recording Straight, No Chaser, Thelonious Monk disappeared from the public eye. But as the years passed, more people became aware of the seminal role he played in the development in jazz as both pianist and composer, creating a standard of excellence that many musicians after him aspire to.


    Produced by Teo Macero, who was also responsible for legendary albums such as Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue and Dave Brubeck's Time Out!, Monk's Straight, No Chaser is a classic in its own right. It's the last album the talented pianist and composer recorded with his quartet consisting of Larry Gales on bass, Ben Riley on drums and his musical soul mate Charlie Rouse on tenor sax. It includes a light yet mature version of one of his standards; Straight, No Chaser is one idea played again and again, each time in a different part of the measure and with a different ending, and highlights some stellar action between Monk and Rouse.

    1. Locomotive
    2. I Didn't Know About You
    3. Straight, No Chaser
    4. Japanese Folk Song
    5. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
    6. We See
    Thelonious Monk
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  • Point Of Departure Point Of Departure Quick View

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    Point Of Departure

    Point Of Departure is not only one of the greatest jazz recordings of 1964, but of all time. The stellar lineup (Eric Dolphy, Kenny Dorham, Joe Henderson, Richard Davis and a teen aged Tony Williams) was given a set of challenging compositions by the brilliant pianist and composer Andrew Hill. This group created the album known as Point of Departure, an acknowledged modern day classic and one of Blue Notes most extraordinary recordings. Andrew Hill was a quiet revolutionary, but he was every bit as original in his conception as Thelonious Monk. Hill extended, twisted and turned hard bop into his own very fresh and personal music. Like Eric Dolphy, Hill spawned few imitators. His conception was so pure, and so unique, both as a player and as an arranger-composer that nearly a half century later, Point Of Departure remains a brilliant touchstone of modern jazz.
    1.Refuge
    2.New Monastery

    3.Spectrum

    4.Flight 19

    5.Dedication
    Andrew Hill
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  • Solo Monk Solo Monk Quick View

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    Solo Monk


    1964 Album True To Its Title: Nothing But Monk, His Fingers, And The Piano


    Perhaps The Solo Piano Record To Have By Monk" - Thom Jurek / Allmusic


    Mastered From Original Master Tapes By Bernie Grundmand


    Pressed On 180gram Audiophile-grade Vinyl At Pallas In Germany


    Monk's 1946 solo affair ranks among the pioneering
    pianist's most introspective, cerebral, and emotional
    outings. His trademark angularity informs a majority of
    the pieces, yet so does grand classicism and melodic
    rapture. Monk's readings of the originals and standards
    practically stand the tunes on their collective ears.
    Solo Monk is simply amazing. And now, mastered from
    the original master tapes, this 180gram LP brings all
    the music closer, and into more transparent form, than
    ever before.

    1. Dinah
    2. I Surrender, Dear
    3. Sweet And Lovely
    4. North Of The Sunset
    5. Ruby, My Dear
    6. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
    7. I Hadn't Anyone Till You
    8. Everything Happens To Me
    9. Monk's Point
    10. I Should Care
    11. Ask Me Now
    12. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
    Thelonious Monk
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  • Monk's Dream Monk's Dream Quick View

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    Monk's Dream

    Monk's Dream is the Columbia Records debut release featuring the Thelonious Monk Quartet: Monk (piano), Charlie Rouse (tenor sax), John Ore (bass), and Frankie Dunlop (drums). Jazz scholars and enthusiasts alike also heralded this combo as the best Monk had been involved with for several years. Although he would perform and record supported by various other musicians, the tight -- almost telepathic -- dimensions that these four shared has rarely been equalled in any genre... Monk's Dream is recommended, with something for every degree of Monk enthusiast.


    - Lindsay Planer, Allmusic.com

    1. Monk's Dream
    2. Body And Soul
    3. Bright Mississippi
    4. Five Spot Blues
    5. Bolivar Blues
    6. Just A Gigolo
    7. Bye-Ya
    8. Sweet And Lovely
    9. Monk's Dream (Original Version)*


    *Bonus Track

    Thelonious Monk
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  • Straight, No Chaser Straight, No Chaser Quick View

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    Straight, No Chaser

    Limited To 3,000 Individually Numbered Copies


    First Time On All-Analog


    Features The Complete, Unedited Performances Of Thelonious Monk's Classic Sessions


    Mastered From The Original Tapes By Kevin Gray And Robert Pincus At Cohearant Audio


    Pressed At RTI For Superior Playback Quality


    Monk's introspective 6th LP for Columbia contains some of the pianist's most mature works, including a striking re-working of the classic title track, an evocative modal twist on Japanese folk music, and the swinging bop of We See, all lensed through the transformative interplay of his quartet (also featured on Monk's Dream). Impex's deluxe all-analog 2-LP set includes the original six tracks (three of which are presented in their original uncut length on LP for the first time) and the bonus track Green Chimneys. These extensions, beautifully remastered by Kevin Gray and Robert Pincus at Cohearent Audio, give fuller, richer expression to Thelonious Monk's genius as a performer of unparalleled spiritual and technical facility.

    1. Locomotive
    2. I Didn't Know About You
    3. Straight, No Chaser
    4. Japanese Folk Song
    5. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
    6. We See
    7. Green Chimneys*


    *Bonus Track

    Thelonious Monk
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  • Taylor's Wailers (Mono) Taylor's Wailers (Mono) Quick View

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    Taylor's Wailers (Mono)

    In 1956, drummer Art Taylor formed a group called Taylor's Wailers that included Donald Byrd (trumpet) and Charlie Rouse (tenor sax). This 1957 Prestige release, finds the group joined by Jackie McLean (alto sax) on five of the album's six songs including the two Thelonious Monk compositions Well, You Needn't and Off Minor while Taylor leads a line-up of John Coltrane (tenor sax), Red Garland (piano) and Paul Chambers (bass) from a separate session on Jimmy Heath's C.T.A.
    1. Batland
    2. C.T.A.
    3. Exhibit A
    4. Cubano Chant
    5. Off Minor
    6. Well, You Needn't
    Art Taylor
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  • Thelonious In Action (Pre-Order) Thelonious In Action (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Thelonious In Action (Pre-Order)

    Thelonious in Action: Recorded at the Five Spot Cafe is a 1958 album by jazz musician Thelonious Monk. The album was recorded live at the Five Spot Cafe and features Johnny Griffin on tenor saxophone.
    1. Light Blue
    2. Coming On The Hudson
    3. Rhythm-A-Ning
    4. Epistrophy (Theme)
    5. Blue Monk
    6. Evidence
    7. Epistrophy (Theme)
    Thelonious Monk
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    Misterioso

    1958's Misterioso was culled from the same 1958 Five Spot Cafe performances that produced Thelonious In Action and features the same quartet of Monk (piano), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Roy Haynes (drums) and Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass). The swinging 6-song set consists of of all Monk arranged originals, with the exception being Just a Gigalo, which he performs unaccompanied here. Griffin proves to be the perfect foil for Monk's unorthodox genius throughout, particularly on the 10-minute plus title track treasure and the multi-layered Let's Cool One.
    1. Nutty
    2. Blues Five Spot
    3. Let's Cool One
    4. In Walked Bud
    5. Just A Gigolo
    6. Misterioso
    Thelonious Monk
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  • Point Of Departure Point Of Departure Quick View

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    Point Of Departure

    Cut At 33 1/3 RPM By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes


    Pressed On 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl LP By RTI


    Top Quality Gatefold Packaging With Laminated Covers & High Quality Session Photos


    Point Of Departure is not only one of the greatest jazz recordings of 1964, but of all time. The stellar lineup (Eric Dolphy, Kenny Dorham, Joe Henderson, Richard Davis and a teen aged Tony Williams) was given a set of challenging compositions by the brilliant pianist and composer Andrew Hill. This group created the album known as Point of Departure, an acknowledged modern day classic and one of Blue Notes most extraordinary recordings. Andrew Hill was a quiet revolutionary, but he was every bit as original in his conception as Thelonious Monk. Hill extended, twisted and turned hard bop into his own very fresh and personal music. Like Eric Dolphy, Hill spawned few imitators. His conception was so pure, and so unique, both as a player and as an arranger-composer that nearly a half century later, Point Of Departure remains a brilliant touchstone of modern jazz.


    Features:

    Limited Edition of Only 3500 Copies

    Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes

    Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

    Pressed on 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LP by RTI

    Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets

    Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution

    Stereo


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Andrew Hill
    $39.99
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  • Monk's Blues Monk's Blues Quick View

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    Monk's Blues

    1. Let's Cool One
    2. Reflections
    3. Rootie Tootie
    4. Just A Glance At Love
    5. Brilliant Corners
    6. Consecutive Seconds
    7. Monk's Point
    8. Trinkle Tinkle
    9. Straight, No Chaser
    Thelonious Monk
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  • Genius Of Modern Music Vol. 2 Genius Of Modern Music Vol. 2 Quick View

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    Genius Of Modern Music Vol. 2

    A Blue Note essential, this album is part of the Blue Note vinyl reissue campaign.
    Thelonious Monk
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    Underground

    Monk, considered one of the greatest Jazz pianists of all time, recorded Underground in '67-'68. It's the last recording with the Thelonious Monk Quartet (Larry Gales on bass, Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, and Ben Riley on drums) and one of the last album he made for Columbia. What makes Underground special is that unlike his other Columbia recordings, four out of the seven songs were newly composed and recorded. Not to mention its striking cover artwork, which depicts Monk as a French Resistance member in a particularly messy attic. Music On Vinyl is especially proud to announce that this recording has been specially re-mastered in the US for this vinyl edition from the original tapes.
    1. Thelonious
    2. Ugly Beauty
    3. Raise Four
    4. Boo Boo's Birthday
    5. Easy Street
    6. Green Chimneys
    7. In Walked Bud
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    Underground


    Numbered, Limited Edition of 2,000 Copies


    Pressed on 180 Gram Audiophile-Grade Vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany


    Mastered from Original Analog Tapes by Bernie Grundman


    Grammy Award Winning Cover Art


    This release has long been considered Thelonious
    Monk's acknowledgement to the flourishing youth-oriented subculture from whence the collection takes
    its name. Certainly the Grammy-winning cover - which
    depicts Monk as a World War II French revolutionary
    toting an automatic weapon - gave the establishment
    more than the brilliant swinging sounds in the grooves
    to consider. Underground became Monk's penultimate
    studio album, as well as the final release to feature
    the '60s quartet: Charlie Rouse, Ben Riley, and Larry
    Gales. This 180gram audiophile-grade pressing was
    mastered from analog tapes.

    1. Thelonious
    2. Ugly Beauty
    3. Raise Four
    4. Boo Boo's Birthday
    5. Easy Street
    6. Green Chimneys
    7. In Walked Bud
    Thelonious Monk
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    London Collection, Volume 1

    The First Installment of Monk's Final Recording Sessions as a Leader


    Mastered from Original Analog Tapes by Grammy Award Winner Bernie Grundman


    Pressed on 180 Gram Audiophile-Grade Vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany


    11/11 Music & Sound (Michael Fremer / Analog Planet)


    What if you could be a fly on the wall at Thelonious
    Monk's final recording sessions as leader? Now you
    can. Offering tremendous late-period performances,
    The London Collection Volume 1 is nothing but Monk,
    improvisational, unhinged, and unrestrained.


    Originally released by the UK label Black Lion, an imprint
    that specialized in resurrecting rare gems from US jazz
    and blues legends, The London Collection Volume 1
    marks what are indisputably Monk's final significant
    contributions and a can't-miss opportunity for collectors
    and enthusiasts to get closer to the man and his music.
    The album was mastered from the original analog tapes
    at Bernie Grundman Studios, and pressed on 180gram
    vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.


    "The sound here is so transparent, the pressing quality
    so superb, the vinyl so quiet, if you set the level just so,
    I think you'll agree with me that the title of this review is
    not hyperbole: turn out the lights and Monk has been
    brought back to life to play just for you!"
    - Michael Fremer / Analog Planet

    1. Trinkle, Tinkle [Take 3]
    2. Crepuscule With Nellie [Take 2]
    3. Darn That Dream
    4. Little Rootie Tootie
    5. Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland
    6. Nice Work If You Can Get It
    7. My Melancholy Baby
    8. Jackie-Ing
    9. Lover Man
    10. Blue Sphere
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    Brilliant Corners

    Two superb piano trio albums of covers had set the stage for Monk the composer to re-emerge with horns, and the pianist responded with BRILLIANT CORNERS, one of his greatest recordings, featuring three classic new tunes and two formidable studio bands. The Sonny Rollins featured on BRILLIANT CORNERS is a far more imposing presence than the young acolyte of previous Monk sessions--just witness the title tune. With its multiple themes, quirky intervallic leaps, idiomatic rhythmic changes and tricky transitions in tempo, it is one of Monk's masterpieces--a miniature symphony. So daunting were its technical challenges, that the final ending was edited on from another take. Rollins begins his solo with swaggering composure, boldly paraphrasing Monk's vinegary intervals and trademark trills, before navigating the swift rapids of the double-time chorus with deft syncopations. Monk plies dissonance upon dissonance in his first chorus, playing rhythmic tag with Max Roach on the out chorus. Ernie Henry's slip-sliding bluesiness is followed by a brilliant rhythmic edifice from Roach, who maintains melodic coherence at a drowsy tempo, then explodes into the final chorus.Elsewhere, Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are is a soulful, easygoing blues, and Monk's solo is a compendium of pithy rhythmic devices, bent notes and calculated melodic abstractions, played with enormous relaxation and swing. He concludes with heckling big-band figures that form the basis for Rollins' expressive rhythmic testimonies. Monk employs the bell-like timbre of a celeste to stunning effect on Pannonica, one of his loveliest melodies and improvisations. And in closing, Bemsha Swing is a hard-swinging, conversational performance, with fine contributions from trumpeter Clark Terry, bassist Paul Chambers and Roach on drums and timpani.
    1. Brilliant Corners
    2. Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are
    3. Pannonica
    4. I Surrender Dear
    5. Bemsha Swing
    6. Pannonica (Thelonious Monk)(Alt. Take)*


    *Bonus Track

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    Thelonious Alone In San Francisco

    The varied catalog of memorable Riverside albums by Thelonious Monk includes two solo-piano efforts. Producer Orrin Keepnews remembers them as equally successful but strikingly different projects. The 1957 Thelonious Himself was recorded in New York on three separate nights and involved much creative ferment and many re-takes. This album was accomplished with remarkable ease in Northern California two years later, in two brief sessions on consecutive afternoons (one preceded by lunch at a family-style Italian restaurant), with only one of the ten selections (a totally unfamiliar old pop tune arbitrarily chosen at the last moment) requiring more than one take.
    1. Blue Monk
    2. Ruby, My Dear
    3. Round Lights
    4. Everything Happens To Me
    5. You Took The Words Right Out Of My Heart
    6. BlueHawk
    7. Pannonica
    8. Remember
    9. There's Danger In Your Eyes, Cherie (Take 2)
    10. Reflections
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