This is the real deal, and Essential Jazz Classics is clearly the right label for such an intelligent compilation. Even those who already have much of this material may be tempted by this collection. Thelonious Monk p with coll. Monk is on superior form in each of these original albums, namely The Unique T. Compared to more routine material from the s, this is a reminder of how energetic and inventive Monk was, when he was just approaching wider public acceptance.
But the sleeper might be the quintet with Rouse new in the job and still sounding enthusiastic and the oblique Jones, using the same rhythm-section as At Town Hall.
Fortunately, the reissue audio is presentable, if a bit toppy, while the Newport set sounds far clearer than on a previous CD release Jazzwise although that makes the slight flutter on the tapes more discernible.
Shadow Wilson d. July September Only discovered in the s, this five-track, minute recording first released by Blue Note was done with a table-top mic by Naima Juanita Coltrane. Either way, provided you get your head around the sound better than many later Trane bootlegs , this is a fascinating document.
For all his eventually wide and beneficial influence, there was only one Monk. Monk concentrates mainly on standards, played in his familiar stride-based style, liberally embellished with the clanging dissonance and startling use of space and dynamic and textural variety that set him apart from his contemporaries.
Certainly for his first Columbia date, Monk's Dream, recorded in late , he was sounding pretty pleased with life, as the ebullient rhythms and jaunty theme statements testify. Archived from the original on October 31, Christgau, Robert February 22, The Village Voice.
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In , he was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Its mission is to offer public school-based jazz education programs for young people around the globe, helping students develop imaginative thinking, creativity, curiosity, a positive self-image, and a respect for their own and others' cultural heritage. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American jazz pianist and composer. For other uses, see Thelonious Sphere Monk disambiguation.
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