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Monk's Music 20 Bit Mastering


4.1 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Audio CD, Original recording remastered, November 27, 2001
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Editorial Reviews


Simply stated, this remastered CD contains some of the most memorable interpretations of Monk's music ever recorded. The original cover of Monk sitting in a little red wagon reminds us that, in 1957, he was still considered eccentric by the mainstream. The presence of elder statesman Coleman Hawkins in the horn section (along with John Coltrane and Gigi Gryce), however, indicated that the transition to bebop was now complete. Versions of well-known Monk compositions "Well, You Needn't," "Epistrophy," and "Off Minor" are played with a spirited flourish, with the occasional misstep only making the overall effect even more exciting. Though not fluent, Hawkins nonetheless proves himself conversant with the new vernacular, Coltrane blows with increasingly confident brio, and Monk's playing throughout is exceptional. --Wally Shoup

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Abide With Me
  2. Well, You Needn't
  3. Ruby, My Dear
  4. Off Minor (take 5)
  5. Epistrophy - Thelonious Monk
  6. Crepuscle With Nellie (take 6)
  7. Off Minor (take 4)
  8. Crepuscle With Nellie (takes 4 and 5)

Product details

  • Audio CD (November 27, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Riverside
  • ASIN: B00005R8DD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #400,927 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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