Just A Gigolo (1962) - Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Monk (CD)
Label: Fabbri Editori - JT-052 • Series: Jazz Time (3) - 52 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Italy • Genre: Jazz •
· A double-CD collecting all Thelonious Monk’s solo-piano work for Columbia between and , this thoroughly delightful compilation contains not only the whole of one of the great pianist’s bestloved albums, Solo Monk, but also 14 previously unreleased tracks, prompting Orrin Keepnews to insist in his characteristically pithy notes that this is not primarily a reissue album. Monk .
Thelonious Monk has a unique and commanding position among jazz pianists because of the total originality of his musical vision and his ability to express it fully, however unorthodox his music is. Indeed, his individulality is one of his chief assets. But what he did was not just 'novel': it was searching, profound, and articulated deep emotion.5/5(4).
Monk's Dream () Monk's fame was finally starting to catch up with his ability, and this was the first record under a shiny new contract with Columbia. Like much of his 60s work, it consists largely of earlier compositions re-recorded (title track), and was a commercial success but .
· Sometimes the results would be a little shakey; often they would be inspiring. Regardless, these solo performances were adventures, and that quality makes the double disc Monk Alone: The Complete Columbia Solo Studio Recordings, irresistable. Much of this music was released on such Columbia albums as Monk's Dream and Underground over the course of the '60s, but this is the .
In , Monk signed to Columbia Records. Working with producer Teo Macero on his debut for the label, the sessions in the first week of November had a stable line-up that had been with him for two years, Monk's Dream, was released in Columbia's resources allowed Monk to be promoted more heavily than earlier in his career.
- The Mirror (Bonus Track Unreleased From The Lets Flip! Sessions) - The Microscopic Septet* - Seven M