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Thelonious MonkComposer ... CD
Columbia, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
Key originals by Monk – all pulled from Columbia sessions of the 60s – including a previously unreleased track! CD
(Out of print Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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Thelonious MonkCriss-Cross ... CD
Columbia, 1963. Used ... $5.99
A title and cover that beautifully illustrate the sharp-edged power of the Thelonious Monk quartet on Columbia – and a wonderful place to start if you're just digging Thelonious' music! The record is similar to the best of Monk's Columbia sides – in that it revisits older tunes and themes from previous years, but in a way that's often much better than the original recordings – thanks to some incredible energy between group members Charlie Rouse on tenor, John Ore on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums! Rouse's sharp horn is easily a real bnous here – as it dances beautifully with Monk's piano lines and creates a magical sense of juxtaposition and fluidity, but is still nicely earthy and soulful as well! Titles include "Criss Cross", "Think Of One", "Eronel", "Hackensack", "Rhythm-a-Ning", and "Crepuscule With Nellie". This CD bonus tracks on the the original album: "Coming On The Hudson","Tea For Two" and "Eronel". CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpiece pressing.)

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Thelonious MonkEssence Of Thelonious Monk ... CD
Columbia, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
A collection of Columbia-era work with the great Charlie Rouse. Tracks include "Round Midnight", "Bemsha Swing", "Criss Cross", "Well You Needn't", and "Bye-Ya". CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Thelonious MonkLes Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 ... CD
Sam Records/Saga, 1959. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
A rare and unused soundtrack recording by Thelonious Monk – and a set of music that would be a standout in his catalog, even if it wasn't planned for a film! You probably know the Art Blakey soundtrack for the movie – which was the used and released version – and you might even know the Duke Jordan recording, too – but this batch of material is equally wonderful, and features an unusual quintet that has Monk's piano alongside the twin tenors of both Charlie Rouse and Barney Wilen – the latter of whom was such a key part of the French scene that gave the world the film in the late 50s. Other group members include Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and most numbers are reworkings of other Monk compositions, but done especially for the film – with titles that include "Six In One", "Light Blue", "Bye & Bye", "Ba Lue Bolivar Ba Lues Are", "Pannonica", "Well You Needn't", and "Rhythm-A-Ning" – all presented here in differing versions and mixes. Great package – 2CDs, with a bonus 60 page color book with photos and essays! CD

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Thelonious MonkLive At The It Club ... CD
Columbia (France), 1964. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
A lost Thelonious Monk treasure from the 60s – a really open-ended live set recorded in LA in 1964, but not issued by Columbia until the early 80s – making the package a wonderful re-discover of Monk's genius during these years! The tunes are much more freewheeling than some of the studio work cut by Monk's quartet at the time – stretched out takes on Monkish favorites, played by Thelonious on piano, Charlie Rouse on tenor, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – all with plenty of room for extended solos. Titles include "Bemsha Swing", "Blue Monk", "Well You Needn't", "Misterioso", "Gallops Gallop", and "Nutty". CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkMisterioso (Riverside)(with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $1.99
A key classic from Thelonious Monk's years at Riverside – and an album that's as compelling as its haunting title! The session features Thelonious working with a great quartet that includes Johnny Griffin on tenor, playing these wonderfully angular lines; Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, working in well-rounded tones that add a lot of depth to the work; and Roy Haynes on drums, bringing in a playfully rhythmic spirit that really matches the tone of Monk's compositions – a wonderful quartet to interpret the thoughtful, angular, inventive numbers on the set – not just Monk's own tunes, but some killer arrangements of a few classics too. Tracks are all longish, and the album features key readings of "In Walked Bud", "Misterioso", "Nutty", and "Let's Cool One" – includes two bonus tracks. CD
(NOTE: this copy is missing the rear tray card and is priced accordingly.)

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Thelonious MonkOn Tour In Europe ... CD
Affinity/Charly (UK), 1967. Used ... $11.99
Quartet and quintet material recorded on tour with Charlie Rouse, plus two large group tracks credited to the Thelonious Monk Orchestra that features Rouse plus Phil Woods, Johnny Griffin, and Clark Terry. CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkPalais Des Beaux-Arts 1963 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... About February 19, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes Obi.)

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Thelonious MonkProper Introduction To Thelonious Monk – Trinkle Tinkle ... CD
Proper (UK), 1952/1953. Used ... $2.99
Thelonious Monk with Lou Donaldson, Kenny Dorham, Nelson Boyd, Max Roach, Gary Mapp, Art Blakey, Julius Watkins, Sonny Rollins, Percy Heath & Willie Jones. CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkProphet ... LP
Scepter, 1954. Sealed ... $24.99
Solo recordings with titles including "Round About Midnight", "Reflections", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Portrait Of An Ermite", "Manganese", "Off Minor" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Thelonious MonkSolo Monk ... CD
Columbia, Mid 60s. Used ... $2.99
Monk plays unaccompanied on a mix of standards and originals, including "Monk's Point", "Dinah", "Ruby, My Dear", "Ask Me Now", and a classic version of "I Surrender, Dear" – done spare and moodily, with a really haunting tone! CD
(Out of print Columbia Jazz Masterpiece pressing.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane – Live At The Five Spot Discovery! ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $1.99
A rare glimpse of the Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane – recorded in Monk's home turf of The Five Spot by Coltrane's wife at the time! The recording was done on a portable tape recorder, but the overall quality is surprisingly strong – not in stereo, but with more than enough depth to capture the interplay between Monk and Coltrane in the more relaxed, open setting of the club. 3 of the tracks on the set are quite long – "Trinkle Trinkle", "In Walked Bud", and "I Mean You" – and they're complemented by 2 shorter tunes – "Epistrophy" and "Crepuscule With Nellie". Group features Roy Haynes on drums and Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass. CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Miles Davis/Thelonious MonkMiles & Monk At Newport ... LP
Columbia, 1958/1963. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A slightly misleading record – but a great one nonetheless! From the title and cover, you might imagine that Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis were sharing the stage together at the Newport Jazz Festival – but instead, the album actually features separate performances by each artist – actually even recorded 5 years apart! The Miles Davis recording is from 1958 – a great year that has John Coltrane working with the group, alongside Wynton Kelly on piano, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – performing lively versions of "Ah Leu Cha", "Straight No Chaser", "Fran Dance" and "Two Bass Hit". The Monk material is even more unique – recorded in 1963, with Monk's usual quartet of Charlie Rouse on tenor, Butch Warren on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums – joined by the legendary Pee Wee Russell on clarinet – recently revived in jazz at the time, and displaying surprisingly modernist tendencies! Both Monk tracks are long – and include versions of "Nutty" and "Blue Monk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing with black text. Back cover has some peeled spots.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkBig Band & Quartet In Concert ... CD
Columbia (France), 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A unique little album from Thelonious Monk – an early 60s live date that features a really cooking big band, plus some solo and quartet tracks as well! The bulk of the album's played by the big band – an unusual mix of players that includes Phil Woods on alto, Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Charlie Rouse on tenor, Thad Jones on cornet, Eddie Bert on trombone, and Nick Travis on trumpet – all cutting nicely angular lines under the direction of Monk's piano. The quartet material strips things down to a group with Rouse on tenor, Butch Warren on bass, and Frank Dunlop on drums – and one selection features Monk on solo piano. Titles include "I Mean You", "Oska T", "Four In One", "Darkness On The Delta", "Evidence", and "Played Twice". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkIt's Monk Time ... CD
Columbia (France), 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Thelonious Monk albums ever – a bare bones, no nonsense session that's filled with great work from tenorist Charlie Rouse! The record's filled with everything that's great about the Monk/Rouse team in these years – an incredible interplay between sax and piano, served up over the sorts of angular tunes that Monk had been putting forth for years, but somehow at a level that's even more perfect, more "Monkish" than before! Other members of the group are Butch Warren on bass and Ben Riley on drums – and titles include "Lulu's Back In Town", "Memories Of You", "Brake's Sake", "Stuffy Turkey", and "Shuffle Boil". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLes Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sam Records/Saga, 1959. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare and unused soundtrack recording by Thelonious Monk – and a set of music that would be a standout in his catalog, even if it wasn't planned for a film! You probably know the Art Blakey soundtrack for the movie – which was the used and released version – and you might even know the Duke Jordan recording, too – but this batch of material is equally wonderful, and features an unusual quintet that has Monk's piano alongside the twin tenors of both Charlie Rouse and Barney Wilen – the latter of whom was such a key part of the French scene that gave the world the film in the late 50s. Other group members include Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and most numbers are reworkings of other Monk compositions, but done especially for the film – with titles that include "Six In One", "Light Blue", "By & By", "Ba Lue Bolivar Ba Lues Are", "Pannonica", "Well You Needn't", and "Rhythm-A-Ning" – all presented here in differing versions and mixes. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLive In Paris Part 1 (Japanese pressing) ... LP
BYG (Japan), 1966. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late live work from the mighty Thelonious Monk – featuring his killer 60s group with Charlie Rouse on tenor, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley on drums! All tracks are nice and long, too – and tracks include offbeat takes on "Just A Gigolo", "Lulu's Back In Town", "I Love You", and "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue, still sealed with very light seepage at the bottom.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMisterioso (Recorded On Tour) (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not to be confused with the other Monk album of the name Misterioso, this one is a live set (which is maybe why they put "recorded on tour" in the title!) – done in quartet format with Charlie Rouse, and either Larry Gales or Butch Warren on bass, and either Ben Riley or Frank Dunlap on drums. Tracks are short, but well executed – and Rouse, as always, is a delight. Titles include "Evidence", "Bemsha Swing", "All The Things You Are", "Light Blue", and "Well You Needn't". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMonk's Dream ... CD
Columbia, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first Thelonious Monk album for Columbia Records – and one of the best, as well – a beautiful illustration of the way that his shift in labels really set some new fire to his music in the early 60s! The group is Monk's sharp-edged quartet with the amazing Charlie Rouse on tenor, John Ore on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums – a group that's beautifully understated, but able to do incredible things in the company of the pianist – hanging back to let Thelonious take center stage one minute, then swinging hard together the next. The set includes great renditions of Monk classics that really illustrate his new energy at Columbia – and titles include "Bolivar Blues", "Bye-Ya", and "Monk's Dream" – plus great remakes of "Body & Soul" and "Just A Gigolo". CD
(Out of print Columbia Jazz Masterpiece edition.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMonk's Dream ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first Thelonious Monk album for Columbia Records – and one of the best, as well – a beautiful illustration of the way that his shift in labels really set some new fire to his music in the early 60s! The group is Monk's sharp-edged quartet with the amazing Charlie Rouse on tenor, John Ore on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums – a group that's beautifully understated, but able to do incredible things in the company of the pianist – hanging back to let Thelonious take center stage one minute, then swinging hard together the next. The set includes great renditions of Monk classics that really illustrate his new energy at Columbia – and titles include "Bolivar Blues", "Bye-Ya", and "Monk's Dream" – plus great remakes of "Body & Soul" and "Just A Gigolo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 eye pressing. Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkPalo Alto ... LP
Universal/Impulse, 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost live recording from the legendary Thelonious Monk Quartet of the 60s – done at a time when the group wasn't recording at all, as a small benefit at a high school in California! Yet despite that setting, the vibe here is as relaxed, open, and human as if the combo were playing at an overseas club – very personal presentation of the best ideals inherent in Monk's piano, Charlie Rouse's tenor, Larry Gales' bass, and the drums of Ben Riley! Monk had been having some health issues during the year, but they don't show up at all in his performance – save for maybe a sense of brooding darkness at times, although that was always a quality that might appear in his performance. The music is every bit as essential as the London recordings that would emerge a few years later – and titles include "Blue Monk", "Well You Needn't", "Ruby My Dear", "Don't Blame Me", "Epistrophy", and "I Love You Sweetheart Of All My Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Himself ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic outing of solo piano by Thelonious Monk – a format that wasn't used often, but which always made for some really compelling work! Monk in this mode is often different than the bolder leader of a trio or larger group – and there's a more introspective quality to the record that we really like – a sound that's sometimes tentative, then sometimes pushing forward with strength – almost more human than on some of his other efforts of the late 50s. John Coltrane makes a surprising appearance on the last track – "Monk's Mood" – and other titles include "April In Paris", "Ghost Of A Chance", "Functional", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", "I Should Care", "'Round Midnight", and "All Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, RLP 12-235, with microphone logo. Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk In Stockholm ... LP
Duke (Italy), 1961. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great live work from the legendary Monk Quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear and a few scratches, and a cutout hole in the corner.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkUnderground ... CD
Columbia, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most gimmicky cover images ever used to sell the music of Thelonious Monk (and Monk himself hated the image) – but a key classic from his legendary years at Columbia Records! The album's got an edge that definitely lives up to its title – even if the cover photo is a bad joke on the jazz "underground" – and Monk's working here with the amazing Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, blowing these beautifully angular lines on some tracks that never fail to grab us after all these years. Larry Gales is on bass, and Jon Hendricks does some great guest vocal work on a version of "In Walked Bud" – while other instrumental tunes include "Ugly Beauty", "Green Chimneys", "Thelonious", "Boo Boo's Birthday", and "Raise Four". CD

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✨✧ Thelonious Monk & Gerry MulliganMulligan Meets Monk ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unlikely pair, but a great one here – and the record's one of those few magical moments where bringing together unusual partners actually works! Mulligan's cool hardly seems a match for Monk's angular modernism, but together the players seem to strike a middle ground that resonates with the strength of both – a sound that cuts a bit more edge on Gerry's normally smooth baritone, and which still lets Monk's keys flow into wonderful twists and turns. Rhythm is by the great bassist Wilbur Ware and drummer Shadow Wilson – and titles include the Monk classics "Straight No Chaser", "Rhythm A Ning", "Round Midnight", and "I Mean You" – plus a version of Mulligan's "Decidedly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue standard label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, RLP 12-247, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam with a small peeled spot from sticker removal in the top right.)

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✨✧ Thelonious Monk with Johnny GriffinComplete Live At The Five Spot 1958 (Thelonious In Action/Misterioso) ... CD
Phoenix (Spain), 1958. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Thelonious Monk on piano, Johnny Griffin on tenor saxophone, Ahmed Abdul Malik on bass & Roy Haynes on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles Davis/Thelonious MonkMiles & Monk At Newport ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1958/1963. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A slightly misleading record – but a great one nonetheless! From the title and cover, you might imagine that Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis were sharing the stage together at the Newport Jazz Festival – but instead, the album actually features separate performances by each artist – actually even recorded 5 years apart! The Miles Davis recording is from 1958 – a great year that has John Coltrane working with the group, alongside Wynton Kelly on piano, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – performing lively versions of "Ah Leu Cha", "Straight No Chaser", "Fran Dance" and "Two Bass Hit". The Monk material is even more unique – recorded in 1963, with Monk's usual quartet of Charlie Rouse on tenor, Butch Warren on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums – joined by the legendary Pee Wee Russell on clarinet – recently revived in jazz at the time, and displaying surprisingly modernist tendencies! Both Monk tracks are long – and include versions of "Nutty" and "Blue Monk". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMonk's Moods ... LP
Prestige, 1952/1954. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A 12" LP that compiles two different Monk sessions from the early 50s – both of which were originally issued as eps. The first set features trio recordings with Art Blakey or Max Roach on drums and Gary Mapp on bass – on versions of "Trinkle Tinkle", "Monk's Dream", "Bye Ya", and "Little Rootie Tootie". The other set features a trio from 1954, with Art Blakey on drums and Percy Heath on bass – on two tracks: "Blue Monk" and "Just A Gigolo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove, RVG stamp, and AB etch, in a purple cover. Back cover has some water staining, but front is nice. Vinyl is nice.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMonk. ... CD
Columbia (France), 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful Columbia work from Thelonious Monk – a record that has as much warmth and charm as it does visionary modernist moments! A number of the tunes are standards, not Monk compositions – and they're done here with a sense of depth and joy of exploration that's really wonderful – a transformative energy that opens them up magically – and which sits them strongly next to the few original tunes by Thelonious on the set. The tenor sax of Charlie Rouse is a joy throughout – angular and fluid, but also personal and soulful as well – and Monk's piano has some especially timeless edges on the mellower tracks. Titles include "Liza", "I Love You", "That Old Man", "Pannonica", "Teo", and a nice take on "April In Paris". CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkTwo Hours With Thelonious – European Concerts By Thelonious Monk (ABC Riverside) ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The 2LP set that brought together material that was later issued on the Monk In Italy and Monk In France albums – landmark live sides from a 1961 European tour! The set features the killer 60s Monk quartet with Charlie Rouse, John Ore and Fark Dunlop. 18 tracks in all, including "Epistrophy", "Jackie-ing", "Body & Soul", "Off Minor", "Rhythm-a-ning", "Straight No Chaser", "Bemsha Swing", "Well You Needn't", and "Crepuscle With Nellie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s issue. Cover has light wear and a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLive In Paris – 16 Avril 1961 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from Thelonious Monk – a superbly-recorded live set from early 60s Paris – done with his legendary quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor! The music here is wonderful – tracks that are often quite long, and stretched out nicely from the Columbia Records material by the group – with especially long improvisations by Monk that really reignite our respect for his genius – and the kind of soulful solos from Rouse that are always a perfect match! The bass of John Ore is beautifully recorded too – maybe even more powerful here than usual – and Frankie Dunlop completes the group with wonderfully deft work on drums. Titles include "Nutty", "Bemsha Swing", "Evidence", "Body & Soul", "I Mean You", "Epistrophy", "Just A Gigolo", "April In Paris", "Crepuscule With Nellie", "Jakie-ing", and "Off Minor". CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLive In Paris 1961 ... LP
Fremeaux & Associates/Return To Analog (Canada), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from Thelonious Monk – a superbly-recorded live set from early 60s Paris – done with his legendary quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor! The music here is wonderful – tracks that are often quite long, and stretched out nicely from the Columbia Records material by the group – with especially long improvisations by Monk that really reignite our respect for his genius – and the kind of soulful solos from Rouse that are always a perfect match! The bass of John Ore is beautifully recorded too – maybe even more powerful here than usual – and Frankie Dunlop completes the group with wonderfully deft work on drums. Titles include "Well You Needn't", "Jackie-ing", "Hackensack", and "Rhythm A Ning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkGenius Of Modern Music Vol 2 (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of Monk's 10" recordings for Blue Note – seminal not only for the label's commitment to a modernist bop ideal, but also for Monk's integration in the growing collection of top-level jazz players on the New York scene. The work's notable also for the fact that Monk's playing in group settings – not trio ones – and here, his early writing for and interplay with saxes and trumpet would certainly have a strong effect on the development of modern jazz in the 50s. Titles on this second volume include "Four In One", "Ask Me Now", "Criss Cross", "Skippy", "Hornin In", "Sixteen", and "Let's Cool One" – and this new version features a total of 18 tracks with great remastering and some rare alternate takes! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk With John Coltrane ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1957/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An interesting little LP that compiles alternate takes from Monk's classic album for Riverside – Monk's Music – the session that featured the unique twin tenor lineup of John Coltrane and Coleman Hawkins. The album features 4 different alternates of tunes from that set – "Nutty", "Epistrophy", "Functional", and "Off Minor" – plus 2 other tunes played by a quartet that features Monk, Coltrane, Wilbur Ware, and Shadow Wilson – on the tunes "Ruby My Dear" and "Trinkle Trinkle". A real odd one in the catalog, but with some great music! CD

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✨✧ Thelonious Monk & John ColtraneComplete 1957 Riverside Recordings ... CD
Riverside/Concord, 1957. Used 2 CD ... Out Of Stock
A massively expanded package of music – filled with previously unreleased gems! The 2CD set features a landmark collaboration between John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk – two generations of jazz modern, working here to create some really incredible music! The core of this material is from the pair's work issued on the amazing Monk's Music album for Riverside – but the expanded collection also features lots of additional work from the same period too – including some unusual and alternate studio moments too! Other players vary from track to track – and include Gigi Gryce on alto sax, Ray Copeland on trumpet, Coleman Hawkins on additional tenor, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Art Blakey on drums. Titles wonderful versions of "Ruby My Dear", "Trinkle Tinkle", "Nutty", "Well You Needn't", "Crepescule With Nellie" and "Monk's Mood" – plus some alternate versions, false starts, and more – all wrapped up with notes and reflections from original producer Orrin Keepnews. CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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Teodross AveryHarlem Stories – The Music Of Thelonious Monk ... CD
WJ3, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
It's not unusual for a saxophonist to serve up a record of music by Thelonious Monk – but the approach here from Teodross Avery is nicely different, in part because his natural sense of warmth really transforms the music and makes it his own! Avery blows both tenor and soprano sax – and while some tunes evoke an older reed relationship to Monk, most of the tracks have these fresh arrangements that are very much in the spirit of Teodross' own compositions – nicely fluid, with maybe some of Monk's angles dampened a bit and delivered by two different groups – one with Anthony Wonsey on piano, Corcoran Holt on bass, and Willie Jones III on drums – the other with DD Jackson on piano, Corcoran Holt on bass, and Marvin Bugalu Smith on drums. Titles include "In Walked Bud"," Trinkle Trinkle", "Boo Boo's Birthday", "Evidence", "Teo", "Monk's Dream", and "Ugly Beauty". CD

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Art Blakey/Modern Jazz QuartetArt Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk/Blues At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Collectables, 1958/1967. Used ... $6.99
An unlikely pairing of albums, but another nice 2-fer of classic Atlantic sides. The Jazz Messengers album is a great one – and features the firey hardbop of Blakey's late 50's Messengers (with Johnny Griffin and Bill Hardman) meeting the modernist piano playing of Monk, who was really hitting his stride at this point on his own Riverside recordings. The session's an interesting one, and if it lacks the groove of the usual Blakey album, Monk more than makes up for any lack of soulfulness by throwing in some nice complicated piano lines. We still prefer Bobby Timmons to Monk with Blakey – but the album's worth having, and includes nice Monk tracks like "Evidence", "Blue Monk", "I Mean You", and "Purple Shades". The MJQ session's a live one, and features the usual tightly arranged chamber jazz approach. Tracks on that one include "Bag's Groove", "Blues Milanese", "Pyramid", and "The Cylinder". CD
(Out of print.)

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Soesja CitroenSoesja Citroen Sings Thelonious Monk ... CD
Turning Point/Ultra Vybe (Japan), New Copy ... About February 17, 2021
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Errol ParkerTribute To Thelonious Monk ... LP
Sahara, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
An album of solo piano work by the enigmatic Errol Parker. As the title says, the album's a tribute to Monk – and in a way, it's nice to hear Parker playing in this sort of complicated piano style, which wasn't always heard that often since the days of his early French recordings. Titles include "Autumn Leaves", "Blue Moon", "Three Blind Mice", and "Time On My Hands" – all done Monkishly. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some writing in marker on back.)

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✨✧ SF Jazz CollectiveLive 2007 – 4th Annual Concert Tour – Original Compositions & Works By Thelonious Monk ... CD
SF Jazz, 2007. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Only the fourth year of this amazing all-star group – and they've already got their own sound so strongly in place, they really make some fresh magic with the music of Thelonious Monk! Arrangements of Monk tunes are by different members of the group – pianist Renee Rosnes, trumpeter Dave Douglas, bassist Matt Penman, drummer Eric Harland, tenorist Joshua Redman, and alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon – who work here alongside the vibes of Bobby Hutcherson in some stunning remakes of "Oska T", "I Mean You", "Ugly Beauty", "Bye Ya", "Criss Cross", "Brilliant Corners", and "Bright Mississippi" – handled by the octet in a style that reminds us of some of Monk's late 50s larger group work on Riverside. The set also features a full dose of original compositions – the long "San Francisco Suite", plus "Union", "Lion's Gate", "Life At The End Of The Tunnel", and "Haast Pass". CD
(Limited numbered edition of 3000 copies!)

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✨✧ SF Jazz CollectiveLive At The SF Jazz Center 2017 – Original Compositions & The Music Of Ornette Coleman, Stevie Wonder, & Thelonious Monk (2CD/DVD) ... CD
SF Jazz, 2017. New Copy 2CD & DVD ... $24.99 35.00
A great showcase for the endless talents of the San Francisco Jazz Collective – as the set features some stunning original material, balanced with classics from Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, and Stevie Wonder – all served up here in a beautiful extended performance! As always, the group are really brilliant with color – with this special quality that really sets them apart from so many other all-star groups, and which always seems to give their performances such a strongly unified vibe. Players include David Sanchez on tenor, Miguel Zenon on alto, Warren Wolf on vibes, Robin Eubanks on trombone, Sean Jones on trumpet, Edward Simon on piano, Matt Penman on bass, and Obed Calvaire on drums – and titles include the originals "Off Kilter", "Perseverance", "Tune For June", "Tidal Flow", "Venezuela Unida", and "Give The Drummer Some" – plus versions of "Creepin", "When Will The Blues Leave", "School Work", "Una Muy Bonita", "Reflections", "Criss Cross", and "Sir Duke". Includes a bonus DVD – four songs from a Music Of Miles Davis performance! CD
(Limited numbered edition of 5000 copies!)

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✨✧ Art Blakey & Thelonius MonkArt Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk ... CD
Atlantic, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Angular Monk meets hard-driving Art Blakey – in a session that's quite unique, and which has gone onto become one of the best-remembered Atlantic jazz sessions of the late 50s! The album features Blakey in that key non-Blue Note year of 1957 – a time when he was working with a variety of players, at a variety of labels, and taking some real chances with his music before settling into his more established hit Jazz Messengers sound. The group here is Art's own – with Johnny Griffin on tenor, Bill Hardman on trumpet, and Spanky DeBrest on bass – augmented by the piano of Thelonious Monk – a match that might seem unlikely at first, but not so much so after you consider the great work that Monk and Griffin did together at Riverside during the late 50s. There's a nice match between Johnny's sharp-edged tenor and Monk's imaginative playing – and if anything, the record has Blakey, Hardman, and DeBrest moving dynamically to keep up with the flurry of modern ideas coming from Griffin and Monk! Tracks are almost all originals by Thelonious too – a fact that definitely helps keep up the "Monk-ish" sound of the record – titles that include "Evidence", "Blue Monk", "I Mean You", and "Rhythm A Ning" – alongside Griffin's "Purple Shades". CD
 
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Trio Braam DeJoode Vatcher/Bentje BraamMonk Materials/Second Cookbook ... CD
Bvhaast (Holland), 1990/1997. Used 2CD ... $16.99
Includes a live trio date from the 1990 Jazz Marathon festival featuring compositions by Thelonious Monk and a quintet date from 1997 featuring Frank Gratkowski, Iain Ballamy, and Frank Nielander on reeds. CD

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Aki Takase & David MurrayBlue Monk ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the most striking albums we've ever heard from pianist Aki Takase – in large part because of some great work from David Murray on tenor sax – and some especially nice bass clarinet! The album's from a moment when it seemed as if duo modes were some of the best for Murray – a way of maybe reaching back into deeper jazz roots, while also bringing forth some of the fresher ideas he'd unlocked exploring the farther side of the jazz spectrum – but also demonstrating his amazing ability to be sensitive to a wide variety of musical partners, in ways that are even more compelling than his work in a larger group! As you'd guess from the title, the set's got a fair bit of numbers from the songbook of Thelonious Monk – and Takase's take on them is great, maybe blocky and spacious than Monk's own – which is offset by the warmly soulful blowing of Murray. Titles include "Ba Lu Bolivar Ba Lues", "Ellingtonia", "Blue Monk", "Ask Me Now", "Presto VH", "Mr Jelly Lord", and "Ballad For The Blackman". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Bennie WallaceBennie Wallace Plays Monk ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Tenorist Bennie Wallace takes on the music of Thelonious Monk, and adds in a few of his own tunes too – in a greta quartet with Jimmy Knepper on trombone, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ TS MonkHouse Of Music ... LP
Mirage/Atlantic, 1980. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Livin' the "Bon Bon Vie", with this classic uptempo groover from T.S. Monk! You'd hardly guess that this guy was Thelonious Monk's son – but who cares about his roots when the album grooves so hard? This Monk plays drums, not piano, but the best tracks on the record have a tight keyboard funky soul sound that's virtually a blueprint for 80s groove – lots of jazzy elements that warm things up nicely, and a catchy rhythmic pulse that never quits! The standout cut is the classic "Bon Bon Vie", a dancefloor groover that will never die, and a huge sample for Public Enemy – but the album also includes many other great cuts, like "House Of Music", "Hot Night In The City", and "Last Of The Wicked Romancers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has aging and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Alexander Von SchlippenbachLight Blue – Schlippenbach Plays Monk ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1996. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The great Alexander Von Schlippenbach plays the music of Thelonious Monk – and, like everything Schlippenbach does, the results are wonderful and full of surprise! The tunes are familiar, and a modernist like Alexander has no trouble with the changes – but the real surprise here is both the way that he brings in some of the tones he learned while in freer improvising territory over the years, yet still manages to make the whole thing swing nicely – thanks in part to strong basswork from Ino Nobuyoshi, and some mostly straight drums from Sunny Murray! Titles include "Trinkle Trinkle", "Off Minor", "Let's Cool One", "Coming On The Hudson", "Work", "Bye Ya", "Skippy", and "Bolivar Blues". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Sadik HakimBit Of Monk ... CD
Progressive/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
A bit of Thelonious Monk from pianist Sadik Hakim – a good choice for the record, given how many sharp edges Hakim can always bring to his music! Yet there's also a warmer current here too – that way that after the late 70s, the music of Thelonious was finding its way into so many corners of the jazz world, but with a freshly soulful take on his ideas. The approach is a bit like some of Cedar Walton's more Monkish explorations – and the trio features the unusual lineup of Errol Walters on bass and Satguro Singh – on titles that include "Up At Harvey's", "Blue Monk", "Pannonica", "Pandora's Box", "Ugly Beauty", and "Off Minor". CD
(Out of print, 2016 pressing – includes obi.)

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Charlie ChristianLive Sessions At Minton's Playhouse – New York May 1941 ... CD
Jazz Anthology, 1941. Used ... $6.99
Great material from the birth of bebop – with Charlie Christian on guitar, Thelonious Monk on piano, Don Byas on tenor, and Kenny Clarke on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie Christian/Dizzy GillespieImmortal Charlie Christian (aka Harlem Jazz Scene 1941 – Jazz Immortal) ... CD
Legacy International, 1941. Used ... $6.99
Landmark pre-bop recordings – with early small combo work from Charlie Christian, and some great Dizzy Gillespie tracks recorded with Don Byas on tenor, Thelonious Monk on piano, and Kenny Clarke on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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Curtis ClarkReach Believe It & Play ... CD
Nimbus, Late 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
Solo piano work from Curtis Clark – an unsung talent from the west coast, and one who's mostly recorded for the Nimbus label in the same open-ended format as Horace Tapscott! The album offers up a more sensitive side of Clark's work than we remember – long tracks that are beautifully personal, and filled with as many gentle moments as they are sharp-edged ones – in ways that almost take us back to some of Thelonious Monk's best solo expressions of the 50s and 60s. Titles are all originals, and tunes include "Reach", "Everlasting Love", "Monk Me", "Renuphee", and "Boogie Stomp". CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisRound About Midnight (180 gram vinyl – mono edition) ... LP
Columbia, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.98
Thelonious Monk may have written the title tune, but Miles Davis makes it all his own here – blowing with a subtle moody magic that makes the album one of his true treasures from the early Columbia Records years! John Coltrane's along on tenor sax – helping Davis expand the sound the pair first forged on Prestige – and also present is the rhythm trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – impeccably recorded here with a wonderful sense of space, and almost a bridge between older Miles modes, and the genius to come. Titles include Miles seminal take on "Round Midnight", plus "Tadd's Delight", "Dear Old Stockholm", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "A Leu Cha". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billie Holiday/Tab Smith/Buddy Tate/Jack Teagarden/Art Tatum/Joe GuyHarlem Odyssey ... LP
Xanadu, Early 40s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Rare small group sides from the Harlem scene of the pre-War years, with early appearances by Thelonious Monk and Kenny Clarke! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear.)

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Steve LacyStraight Horn Of Steve Lacy ... CD
Candid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
The only thing "straight" about Steve Lacy's horn is its shape – as the soprano sax here is used in some extremely inventive and modern ways, especially for the date of the session! We don't think we're going out on a limb to say Lacy is one of the foremost melodic improvisors of his time, and easily one of the most talented soprano players too – and his early date as a leader shows both his forward looking involvement with the avant garde (he'd played with Cecil Taylor just before this date and does a couple of his compositions here) and a career-long fascination with Thelonious Monk. Although the group here is piano-less – with Charles Davis on baritone sax, John Ore on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – there's a definite Monk-like edge to many of the numbers, carried off especially by the sharp turns in Lacy's horn! Titles include "Criss Cross", "Air", "Donna Lee", "Louise", "Played Twice", and "Inrospection". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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Misha MengelbergRituals Of Transition ... CD
I Dischi Di Angelica (Italy), 2000s. New Copy ... $23.99
A stunning set of recordings from Dutch piano legend Misha Mengelberg – selections recorded in a number of different settings in the first decade of this century – all of which work together to show why Mengelberg's a player that's completely different from anyone else! The cover image is a bit of a hint – because although a fantastic improviser, Misha also has a great sense of humor – which he can bring to little sidebar moments on the piano, or some of his offbeat vocalizations that emerge throughout the course of the recordings! Make no mistake, the man's no joker at all – his improvising skills lie somewhere in lofty territory between Thelonious Monk and Cecil Taylor – but he's also got the warmth of a Jaki Byard, and the same sense of history and ability to step outside of himself too – which really comes through here. Titles include "Amsterdam", "Kiev I", "Kiev II", "Pantin", and "Bologna". CD

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Charlie ParkerStar Eyes ... CD
Past Perfect, Late 40s. Used ... $1.99
Collects a variety of late 40's tracks featuring Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Max Roach, Kenny Dorham, John Lewis, Thelonious Monk, and Hank Jones CD
(Comes in foil cover with a black & white photo of parker on the front.)

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Charles PillowChamber Jazz ... CD
Summit, 2020. Used ... $8.99
A large ensemble heavy on brass and strings – tracks are a mix of original compositions and pieces by Hermeto Pascoal, Tony Williams, and Thelonious Monk. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Qualiton Jazz EnsembleModern Jazz ... LP
Qualiton (Hungary), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
A cool set of modern jazz numbers put together by the Qualiton Records label in Hungary – a small but strong outlet of jazz during the years of the Iron Curtain! The combo here is led by pianist Janos Gonda, and features Attilla Savari on saxes, Peter Kaldor on vibes, and Tibor Buvari on bass – plus a vocal solo from Marta Szirmai in one spot – and the group take on tunes by Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubeck, John Lewis, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some very light wear, and a small split in the bottom seam – but this is a nice copy overall.)

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Max RoachFeaturing The Legendary Hasaan ... CD
Atlantic, 1965. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A very unusual album from Max Roach – and one that continues his great 50s trend of seeking out some of the freshest players in jazz! The set's a rare trio outing for Max – and it features some incredible piano work by a musician named Hasaan – a player we only know from this set, but who's a cooking modernist with a vibe that ranks him right up there with postwar greats like Thelonious Monk, Randy Weston, and Herbie Nichols! With references like those, you can bet there's plenty of sharp edges in the piano – but the tunes also have a subtle, soulful feel too – a sense of humanity that's really wonderful. The album includes the tracks "Off My Back Jack", "Almost Like Me", "To Inscribe", "Pay Not Play Not", and "Din-Ka Stret", all written by Hasaan. CD
(Out of print US pressing with a small cutout notch through the spine.)

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Randy WestonGet Happy With The Randy Weston Trio ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1955. Used ... $4.99
An early full length album by Randy Weston – one that mostly features tunes by other composers, all given a slightly modern twist at the piano! The style here isn't as arch-modern or African-inspired as some of Weston's other 50s work – but it's still plenty darn great, and very much in the free-thinking approach to the piano that made him as important a 50s keyboardist as Herbie Nichols or Thelonious Monk! The trio here is tight and comfortable with each other – Sam Gill on bass and Wilbert Hogan on drums – all providing rhythmic accompaniment in subtly changing ways to match Weston's lead on the keys. Titles include "Fire Down There", "Where Are You", "Bass Knows", "Dark Eyes", "A Ballad", "Summertime", and "Under Blunder". CD
(Out of print.)

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Randy WestonGet Happy With The Randy Weston Trio ... LP
Riverside, 1955. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An early full length album by Randy Weston – one that mostly features tunes by other composers, all given a slightly modern twist at the piano! The style here isn't as arch-modern or African-inspired as some of Weston's other 50s work – but it's still plenty darn great, and very much in the free-thinking approach to the piano that made him as important a 50s keyboardist as Herbie Nichols or Thelonious Monk! The trio here is tight and comfortable with each other – Sam Gill on bass and Wilbert Hogan on drums – all providing rhythmic accompaniment in subtly changing ways to match Weston's lead on the keys. Titles include "Fire Down There", "Where Are You", "Bass Knows", "Dark Eyes", "A Ballad", "Summertime", and "Under Blunder". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing – with obi and insert. Cover has some discoloration from age.)

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VariousBlue Note Years – Boogie, Blues & Bop 1939 to 1955 ... CD
Blue Note, Late 30s/1940s/Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
A great collection from the early years of the label. Includes tracks by Tadd Dameron, Ike Quebec, Earl Hines, The Tiny Grimes Swingtet, Bud Powell, Horace Silver, Lou Donaldson, Clifford Brown, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, James Moody's Modernists, Babs' Three Bips & A Bop, and more – 36 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisBags Groove (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Miles Davis from that pivotal year of 1954 – featuring work from 2 different sessions, both of them great! The title track on the album is a key reading of "Bag's Groove", presented here in two versions, both recorded by a quintet that includes Milt "Bags" Jackson on vibes, Thelonious Monk on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – carving out the tune in a nicely modern idiom. The rest of the set features work by Miles in a quintet with Sonny Rollins and Horace Silver – again with support from Heath and Clarke – on tunes that include 2 versions of "But Not For Me", plus early recordings of Sonny Rollins' standards "Oleo", "Airegin", and "Doxy". CD
(Out of print, and includes obi!)

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✨✧ Miles DavisRound About Midnight (2CD Legacy edition) ... CD
Columbia, 1956. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Thelonious Monk may have written the title tune, but Miles Davis makes it all his own here – blowing with a subtle moody magic that makes the album one of his true treasures from the early Columbia Records years! John Coltrane's along on tenor sax – helping Davis expand the sound the pair first forged on Prestige – and also present is the rhythm trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – impeccably recorded here with a wonderful sense of space, and almost a bridge between older Miles modes, and the genius to come. Titles include Miles seminal take on "Round Midnight", plus "Tadd's Delight", "Dear Old Stockholm", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "A Leu Cha". The first disc also features 4 bonus tracks too – "Sweet Sue", "Little Melonae", "Budo", and "Two Bass Hit". The second disc are live recordings from '55 and '56. CD
(Out of print, sticker over slipcover barcode.)
Also available Round About Midnight (180 gram vinyl – mono edition) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Oxford AmericanOxford American No 111 – Annual Southern Music Issue (with bonus playlist) ... Magazine
University Of Central Arkansas, 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A special celebration of the long-running Southern Music issue of Oxford American – one that pulls together some of the best articles from the 20+ years of the special issue, adds in new articles on southern music icons – and comes with a bonus playlist that lets you stream 15+ hours of curated southern music classics! Most years, the Southern Music issue focuses on contributions from a single state – but this issue is a pan-southern panoply, edited by Brittany Howard – with new features that include Roseanne Cash on Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Harmony Holiday on Florence Price, Gwen Thompkins on Ellis Marsalis, Elizabeth Nelson on Charlie Daniels, David Ramsey on Brother Claude Ely, and Alice Randall on LaVern Baker! Vintage articles include Amanda Petrusich on Bessie Smith, Peter Guaralnick on Skip James, Tiana Clark on Nina Simone, Andria Lisle on Ann Peebles, Kiese Laymon on Outkast, and Sam Stephenson on Thelonious Monk. Plus, the many playlists include intros by Brittany Howard and other contributors – with special playlist codes for each one! Magazine

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✨✧ Charlie RouseYeah! ... LP
Epic, 1960. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Thelonious Monk's legendary tenorist steps out on his own in this fantastic (and rare) hardbop session from the early 60s! The album's quite different than some of the work Charlie Rouse cut with Monk's classic quartet at the time – more in a hardbop mode that takes us back to his late 50s sides for Prestige – but done with a new sense sharpness, and a bit more of a soul jazz influence overall! The group is great too – a quartet that includes Dave Bailey on drums, Billy Gardner on piano, and Peck Morrison on bass. The latter two were playing a lot with Lou Donaldson in the early 60s, and they bring a similar rhythmic flavor to this set as well – and although we've always loved Rouse's modernist tones with Monk, this session shows him as a true emotional genius, capable of laying down a tight solo that's right in the pocket! Titles include "Billy's Blues", "Lil Rousin", "Stella By Starlight", and "Rouse's Point". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on Classic. Cover has one slightly bumped corner, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ Takeshi ShibuyaCook Note (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet trio set from Japanese pianist Takeshi Shibuya – a player who can sometimes have the angular qualities of the Thelonious Monk generation, but who also rivals some of the warmth of players like Kenny Barron or Tommy Flanagan – especially on their own recordings in Japan! There's a nicely vibrant quality to the way the piano is captured – a bit like the sound of a trio date on Three Blind Mice – and the group features equally strong work on bass from Tamio Kawabata and on drums from Shoichi Miyazawa – both of whom seem to follow Shibuya's lead first, then fall into a groove. Titles include the originals "Cook Out", "My Old Dream", and "Shadow & Shade" – plus versions of "Solider In The Rain", "I Didn't Know About You", and "Ode To A Potato Plant". CD
(Part of the Nippon Jazz Spirits series!)

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✨✧ Arthur BlytheElaborations/Light Blue/Put Sunshine In It ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A trio of 80s albums from saxophonist Arthur Blythe – brought together in a 2CD set! First up is Elaborations – a beautiful moment in which the loft jazz generation really got a chance to shine in the mainstream – and mostly without any sense of overdone attempts at commercialization! The album's a great summation of all the ideas that reedman Arthur Blythe was cooking up in the 70s underground – performed here with a hip group that includes Blythe on alto, Kelvyn Bell on guitar, Abdul Wadud on cello, Bobby Battle on drums, Bob Stewart on tuba, Wilbur Morris on bass, and Mohammad Abdullah on congas – some of them players who you might never have expected to be recording for Columbia Records! And yet the setting of the record doesn't interfere with their creativity at all – and instead, really seems to give Blythe and the group the sort of focus that only makes their ideas even better – on titles that include "Elaborations", "Metamorphosis", "Sister Daisy", "Shadows", and "The Lower Nile". Light Blue is a wonderful record from saxophonist Arthur Blythe – a set that features his group working through a number of tunes by Thelonious Monk – but with very different arrangements and instrumentation that change things up completely! The set came at a time when Monk was receiving a lot of new attention in the world of jazz, and at a time when Arthur's star had risen too – and the meeting of forces is wonderful – as Blythe brings all sorts of new rhythms and tonal combinations to play with familiar tunes that really transform in the process. The group is a familiar one for Blythe – and features Abdul Wadud on cello, Kelvyn Bell on guitar, Bob Stewart on tuba, and Bobby Battle on drums! And while you might scratch your head at the tuba, the instrument is often used in ways that might follow older bassline styles – but with a quality that bridges the alto and cello in a great way. Titles include "Nutty", "Coming On The Hudson", "Light Blue", "Epistrophy", and "We See". Put Sunshine In It is a record that really seems to live up to its title – as the sound here is maybe a little bit sunnier than on some of Arthur Blythe's previous albums! The record features heavy contributions from Todd Cochran – aka Bayete – who plays keyboards on most numbers, and introduces more of an electric vibe to the album than previous Blythe outings. The style isn't entirely fusion, but it's definitely warm and sunny – and Arthur responds as such with his solo work – a tight tighter and less edgey, but still nicely soulful. The album features a nice remake of the tune "Sentimental Walk" – from the movie Diva – plus the tracks "Uptown Strut", "Silhouette", "Put Sunshine In It", and "Tumalalumah". CD

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✨✧ Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)Dollar Brand Plays Sphere Jazz ... LP
Honey Pie, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The first-ever trio album from South African piano legend Dollar Brand – a set that hints at a Thelonious Monk influence in the title, but which already has the pianist stepping out in that unusual style that's completely his own! The original tunes on the record are especially nice – with that intensely rhythmic quality that Brand gave to a whole generation, and which was a huge inspiration for many – chops and chunks of piano sound, layered nicely with the bass of Johnny Gertze and drums of Makaya Ntshoko. Titles include "Eclipse At Dawn", "Blues For B", "King Kong", "Boulevard East", "Khumbula Jane", and a version of Monk's "Misterioso". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Curtis Clark with Louis MoholoDreams Deferred ... CD
Nimbus, 1993. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
2 great sessions from pianist Curtis Clark – a crucially overlooked player, and one with a style that bridges the modernist gap between Thelonious Monk and Cecil Taylor! The first 5 tracks on the set are all (coincidentally enough!) tunes by Monk – played with a trio that includes Wayne Dockery on bass and Louis Moholo on drums, in a style that really changes up the mood of the original compositions, yet still keeps all their angular charm. Titles include "Misterioso", "Monk's Mood", "Light Blue", and the great "Worry Later/San Francisco Holiday". The remaining 6 tracks on the CD feature the trio with Dockery and Moholo, expanded to a septet with players that include Tristan Honsiger on cello, Felicity Provan on trumpet, and Tobias Delius on tenor sax. These tunes are nearly all originals by Clark, and some of them are a fair bit straighter than his other work of the time – almost in a soulbop mode on the best numbers. Titles include "Sean", "Two Shadows In The Mist", "Nelson", and "Diaphane". CD

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsBallads ... CD
Blue Note, 1956/1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sonny Rollins on tenor saxophone joined by Doug Watkins), Gene Ramey, Paul Chambers & Wilbur Ware on bass, "Philly" Joe Jones, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones & Max Roach on drums, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk & Wynton Kelly on piano, JJ Johnson on trombone & Donald Byrd on trumpet. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Charlie RouseYeah! ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Thelonious Monk's legendary tenorist steps out on his own in this fantastic (and rare) hardbop session from the early 60s! The album's quite different than some of the work Charlie Rouse cut with Monk's classic quartet at the time – more in a hardbop mode that takes us back to his late 50s sides for Prestige – but done with a new sense sharpness, and a bit more of a soul jazz influence overall! The group is great too – a quartet that includes Dave Bailey on drums, Billy Gardner on piano, and Peck Morrison on bass. The latter two were playing a lot with Lou Donaldson in the early 60s, and they bring a similar rhythmic flavor to this set as well – and although we've always loved Rouse's modernist tones with Monk, this session shows him as a true emotional genius, capable of laying down a tight solo that's right in the pocket! Titles include "Billy's Blues", "Lil Rousin", "Stella By Starlight", and "Rouse's Point". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ VariousNica – The Jazz Baroness ... CD
Saga (France), 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from the Doug Watkins Sextet, Freddie Redd Trio, Kenny Drew Trio, Thelonious Monk, the Jazz Messengers, Sonny Rollins Quartet, Gigi Gryce Quartet & the Thelonious Monk quintet. CD
(Sticker on digipack spine.)

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✨✧ Alexander Von Schlippenbach/Dag Magnus NarvesenLiminal Field ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Exactly the kind of record that first made us fall in love with the piano of Alexander Von Schlippenbach – a set that has a jagged but freewheeling sort of vibe – improvised, but with that inherent musicality that can make Schlippenbach's piano come across in tuneful ways, even in such a setting! Drummer Dag Magnus Narvesen duets with Alexander here – almost following his initial energy – letting the piano lineup and cascade in these long lines that are often as rhythmic as they are tuneful – then peppered in by the drums as the two pulse together beautifully. Titles include "Relay Extempore", "Reveries In Monochrome", "Brass Tacks", and "Morphing Monk" – the last of which features very cool improvisations on themes from Thelonious Monk! CD
 
 
 



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