Misterioso - Thelonious Monk - The Very Best (CD)

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Label: Blue Note - 7243 4 77390 2 0 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Bop

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.

Monk at Minton's Playhouse , New York, Jazz cool jazz bebop hard bop. Monk's music has profound humanity, disciplined economy, balanced virility, dramatic nobility, and innocently exuberant wit. Main article: Thelonious Monk discography. Further information: List of Thelonious Monk compositions. Retrieved March 31, London: JR Books. The source identifies the day of Monk's fortieth birthday in New York: W. London: Faber and Faber.

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  1. Kazrak Permalink
    out of 5 stars Monk was at his best with Johnny Griffin Reviewed in the United States on November 23, This album, along with Monk "In Action" (recorded at the same time as "Misterioso") are Monk's best work. I believe that they are the culmination of Monk's career/5(40).
  2. Jumi Permalink
    This overlooked live album from the great pianist/composer Thelonious monk() was recorded at the Five Spot Cafe, New York City on August 7 & July 9, With the pianist were tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin(), who had a close understanding of Monk's music, and a superb rhythm section of Ahmed Abdul-Malik(bass) & Roy Haynes /5(86).
  3. Kizuru Permalink
    Label: Blue Note - 4 2 0 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Bop Thelonious Monk - The Very Best (, CD) | Discogs Explore.
  4. Fenris Permalink
    Label: Blue Note - 4 2 6 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Europe • Genre: Jazz • Style: Bop Thelonious Monk - The Very Best (, CD) | Discogs Explore/5(3).
  5. Dikasa Permalink
    Misterioso was released on LP in by Riverside and was Monk's eighth album for the label. The following March, Monk was voted pianist of the year in an annual poll of international jazz critics from Down Beat magazine, who said he was heard "at his challenging, consistently creative best" on Hard bop.
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    Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Thelonious Monk - The Very Best at Discogs. Complete your Thelonious Monk collection/5(3).
  7. JoJozragore Permalink
    This succinct collection brings together a Monk's dozen from Thelonious Monk's nearly five-year stay () with Blue Note Records, including early recordings of such Monk standards as "Ruby My Dear," "Well, You Needn't," and "In Walked Bud," as well as his twin signature pieces, "'Round Midnight" and "Straight, No Chaser." Also here are three compositions full of that 8/
  8. Narr Permalink
    The Very Best of Jazz series on Concord/Universal is for all practical purposes, a new budget set of compilations that looks over a particular artist's tenure at either Prestige, Riverside, Fantasy, or one of the affiliate labels Concord acquired when it purchased Fantasy Records in the early 21st century. This double disc by Thelonious Monk serves as an excellent best-of, as well as a.

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