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Also, it's one of my favorite players doing songs he really loved.
No better place to begin than with the Beginning, where a fledging entrepreneur stretched a hand to aid one of the most misunderstood geniuses in the annals of Music.
The tempos Monk selected reflect his own style and interpretation of Duke's music.
So this isn't 180 g audiophile whatever grade, but it still sounds really great. I'm very happy with the print quality. Read morePublished 2 months ago by kelly
My dad played his music when I came home from school. Homework time was for the Monk.Published 7 months ago by Kindle Customer
I can not think of two more different high profile jazz and standards composers and performers than Monk and Ellington. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Eric P. Stefik
As a budding jazz listener, I heard Monk before I ever heard Duke. When I finally got around to listening to the original recording of "Cotton Tail" a few years later and I heard... Read morePublished 17 months ago by G B
I have worn the original LP and then a reissued LP (the Riverside Trios) out, playing this over and over through the years--always coming back to this music. Read morePublished on March 13, 2012 by Romano
Jazz does not get any better from "It don't mean a thing..." to "Caravan" as rendered by Monk. Thelonious plays Ellington fairly straight which might upset Monk fans, but makes... Read morePublished on December 2, 2010 by Ted Ricks
This CD is pretty good. It's kind of tame, but that is understandable because, according to the notes, Monk had to study the sheet music before he could perform it. Read morePublished on April 8, 2010 by CB