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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 In Paris – 16 Avril 1961 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 29.99
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 MonkMisterioso – Recorded On Tour ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Great live work from Thelonious Monk – a set of live tracks recorded in New York, Tokyo, and San Francisco – brought together here as a single album from the early Columbia Records years! The group features wonderful tenor from Charlie Rouse throughout – Monk's key muse during these years – plus a core group that features Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums – but work on a few tracks from Butch Warren on bass and Frank Dunlop 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 ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMonk In France (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $4.99
Live material recorded in France during the early 60s – when Thelonious Monk was working with his super genius stripped-down quartet that featured Charlie Rouse on tenor, John Ore on bass, and Frank Dunlop on drums! The tracks are a simple but elegant expression of Monk's ideals – laid out in longer versions than usual, with some great work by Rouse and Monk on the solos – already a near-perfect pairing here, ready to turn out some amazing 60s work for Columbia in years to come. Tracks include "Off Minor", "I Mean You", "Hackensack", and "Well You Needn't". CD includes bonus tracks "Body & Soul" and "Crepuscule With Nellie". CD
(Out of print. Please note this copy has a few marks but plays fine.)

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Thelonious MonkPalo Alto ... CD
Universal/Impulse, 1968. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
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". CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkPalo Alto – Custodians Mix (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Universal/Impulse, 1968. New Copy ... On June 12, 2021
(Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, June 12. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning Saturday, June 12. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on June 12 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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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
(70s pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Thelonious Monk5 By Monk By 5 ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Monk Monk Monk! A classic, with a lively quintet that includes Thad Jones, Sam Jones, Art Taylor, and the amazing Charlie Rouse, here just beginning a very fruitful association with Monk – and really adding a lot to the session with some incredible tenor work that's as angular and modern as needed for Monk's work, yet with a soulful edge that really brings a lot to the music. The album's got 5 long tracks – hence the title – and they're all Monk classics that include "I Mean You", "Ask Me Now", "Jackie-ing", and "Straight No Chaser". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono small blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, RLP 12-305, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and spine, with some light bottle ring stains on front, and some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkAlone In San Francisco ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic solo piano album from Thelonious Monk – recorded live in San Francisco, and maybe one of his best albums ever in the format! There's a special sort of quality that makes Monk's solo work so different from his trio, quartet, and larger group music – this real understanding of the piano, and a personal sense of sonic shading, even when covering some of his familiar compositions – maybe a bit like the way that Sun Ra's solo piano is also so distinct. Most of the tunes here are Monk originals or standards that Thelonious has played before at least a few times on record – but the solo setting almost has him pulling the tunes apart slowly – contemplating their components, then stepping through them with new inspiration as he puts them back together. Titles include "Blue Monk", "Pannonica", "Remember", "Reflections", "Bluehawk", "Everything Happens To Me", and "Round Lights". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkCriss-Cross ... CD
Columbia, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 MonkDefinitive Thelonious Monk On Prestige & Riverside ... CD
Prestige/Riverside, 1950s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice collection of tracks that brings together Monk's Prestige sides with Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey and Max Roach along with selections from his Riverside albums that feature John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, and others – plus some great solo material! Includes 21 tracks on two CDs. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkGenius Of Modern Music Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily 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 first volume include "Round Midnight", "In Walked Bud", "Thelonious", "Epistrophy", "Misterioso", "Well You Needn't", and "Off Minor". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black B label pressing. Cover has some staining and flaking on half of the bottom seam, a light trace of a price sticker, and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkGenius Of Modern Music Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily 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 volume includes a number of tracks not issued on the previous 10" releases! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black B label pressing. Cover has staining and flaking on the half of the bottom seam, a light trace of a price sticker, a small cutout notch, and some light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLondon Collection Vol 1 (Black Lion) ... LP
Black Lion (Germany), 1971. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Solo piano from Thelonious Monk – ten tracks recorded in London in 1971! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkPalais Des Beaux-Arts 1963 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first-ever issue of this rare live set from the legendary Thelonious Monk Quartet of the 60s – the same group that cut some incredible albums for Columbia Records, sounding equally great here in a concert setting in Paris! The group features tremendous tenor work from Charlie Rouse – a player who can be deeply soulful, but also hit all the right angles to match Monk's modern piano lines – as important to Thelonious as the alto sax of Paul Desmond was to Dave Brubeck! And like Brubeck's quartet at the time, the rhythm players here are also key – the fantastic John Ore on bass, and the great Frankie Dunlop on drums – two players who hit all the right spots along the way, and match Monk's energy perfectly. Titles include "Criss Cross", "Epistrophy", "Bye Ya", "Monk's Dream", and a "Drum Solo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes Obi.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkSolo Monk ... CD
Columbia, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkStraight No Chaser ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic 60s work from Thelonious Monk – featuring his incredible quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor, certainly Monk's best-ever musical soulmate! The album features some newer versions of older tunes, and a few written just for the album – but the source of the material is not important, as the Monk/Rouse treatment always transforms whatever is handled, and recreates the work as an an angular sculpture of modernist beauty. Other players include Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums – and titles include "Locomotive", "Blue Sea", "We See", "Japanese Folk Song", and "Straight No Chaser". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light staining, yellowing from age, and some splitting and flaking on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1953/1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A full length set that compiles earlier sessions cut under either the name of Thelonious Monk or Sonny Rollins – most of them together in the same group! At the time of recording, Monk was an established figure on the bop scene, but Rollins was still a fresh voiced up-and-comer – yet they work together beautifully here on an early take of "Friday The Thirteenth" which really benefits from Rollins' voicing on tenor, next to Monk's angular arrangement. The pair also perform "The Way You Look Tonight" and "I Want To Be Happy" with a quartet – twisting the familiar tunes into strongly Monkish territory – and the album's last 2 tracks, "Nutty" and "Work" are performed by Monk with a trio that includes Percy Heath on bass and Art Blakey on drums. CD
(Out of print. Disc has set of initials in marker.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk In Tokyo ... LP
Far East/EMI (Japan), 1970. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the famous Columbia Records material from the early 70s – but instead a more obscure later concert – recorded in 1970, with a quartet that includes Paul Jeffrey on tenor, Larry Ridley on bass, and Lenny McBrowne on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert! Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two at the Blackhawk ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning pre-Columbia session from Thelonious Monk – a really great live date that has Monk's familiar quartet augmented by west coast players Joe Gordon on trumpet and Harold Land on tenor! Given that Charlie Rouse is already in the group on tenor, the addition of Land's horn makes for a very soulful set – and Gordon's one of those players we love whenever we get a chance to hear him on record, which isn't that often, given how few sessions he cut! Other players include John Ore on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – and titles include "Four In One", "Let's Call This", and "Worry Later". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, RLP 323, with microphone logo. Cover has wear and writing in pen. Bottom seam is split, stained, and flaky.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane – Live At The Five Spot Discovery! ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Thelonious MonkUnique Thelonious Monk ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The session's billed as "very personal treatments of great standards" – and it's a great twist on familiar material, all given the Thelonius touch! There's less of Monk's creative composition and angular group arrangements going on here – and instead, the album's almost a rewriting of 40 years of popular compositions, all taken into the modern world of Monk's piano. The group's a trio, with Oscar Pettiford on bass and Art Blakey on drums – and titles include nicely reworked versions of "Just You Just Me", "Memories Of You", "Liza", "Darn That Dream", and "Tea For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, RLP 12-209, with microphone logo and deep groove. PLEASE NOTE: Cover wear, yellowing from age, and a name in marker. Bottom seam is split, stained, and flaky.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkUnique Thelonious Monk/Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington ... CD
Jazztwin (Spain), 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The session's billed as "very personal treatments of great standards" – and it's a great twist on familiar material, all given the Thelonius touch! There's less of Monk's creative composition and angular group arrangements going on here – and instead, the album's almost a rewriting of 40 years of popular compositions, all taken into the modern world of Monk's piano. The group's a trio, with Oscar Pettiford on bass and Art Blakey on drums – and titles include nicely reworked versions of "Just You Just Me", "Memories Of You", "Liza", "Darn That Dream", and "Tea For Two". Thelonious Monk plays the music of Duke Ellington – but as you can imagine, the sound here is quite different than usual! At a time when Ellington was working mostly in large group format for the mainstream, Monk's presentation of his standards in trio format is a wonderful way to unlock their nascent modernism – the angular tones, lines, and complex ideas that were still present in the orchestra readings of the tunes, but which would show up even more strongly in Duke's smaller group dates of the 60s. Many numbers bear the familiar Monk imprint – complicated lines on the keys and sharp changes that really reignite the numbers – and rhythm here is from Oscar Pettiford on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include "Mood Indigo", "It Don't Mean A Thing", "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good", and "Caravan". CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkCriss-Cross ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Special Products pressing. NOTE: Cover is stained and flaky on the bottom.)

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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
(Second Pressing – limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMisterioso (Riverside) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMonk's Music ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Good ... Out Of Stock
A landmark in jazz – easily one of Thelonious Monk's greatest albums ever, and a magical crossroads of talents that brings together a variety of jazz traditions! The work is performed by an ambitious Monk septet that includes both Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane on tenor – and if you've ever doubted the brilliance of Hawk, this is the record to change your mind. The rest of the group is equally great – with Ray Copeland on trumpet, Gigi Gryce on alto, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – all coming together with Monk to craft a perfect set of tunes that are virtually the definition of "modern jazz". Titles include "Abide With Me", "Off Minor", "Crepuscule With Nellie", and "Epistrophy". LP, Vinyl record album
(White & blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove. Vinyl plays with some clicks and crackles, but music is nice and loud overall. Cover has moderate wear, with moisture stains, flaking, and splittling seams held with tape.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMonk. (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 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 also features 3 bonus tracks – alternate takes of "April In Paris" and "Pannonica" – plus "Just You Just Me/Lisa". CD
(Out of print 2002 pressing. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
A unique large group effort from Thelonious Monk – but one that bristles with all the angular energy of his other great work for Riverside! The group here is a tentet – filled with excellent players who include Donald Byrd, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Eddie Bert, Robert Northern, and Charlie Rouse – all supported by rhythm from the team of Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums, possibly one of the key factors for the success of the record! The album's comprised of Monk classics like "Little Rootie Tootie", "Thelonious", "Friday The 13th", "Off Minor", "Crepuscule with Nellie" and "Monk's Mood" – all arranged by Hall Overton, a little-remembered modernist from the 50s, but one with a keen dedication towards pushing new sounds from old formats! Overton really keeps the spirit of Monk's music intact here – penning charts that allow for plenty of solo space and the kind of cross-trading lines you'd hear in some of Monk's best multi-horn small group sides for Riverside! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A unique large group effort from Thelonious Monk – but one that bristles with all the angular energy of his other great work for Riverside! The group here is a tentet – filled with excellent players who include Donald Byrd, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Eddie Bert, Robert Northern, and Charlie Rouse – all supported by rhythm from the team of Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums, possibly one of the key factors for the success of the record! The album's comprised of Monk classics like "Little Rootie Tootie", "Thelonious", "Friday The 13th", "Off Minor", "Crepuscule with Nellie" and "Monk's Mood" – all arranged by Hall Overton, a little-remembered modernist from the 50s, but one with a keen dedication towards pushing new sounds from old formats! Overton really keeps the spirit of Monk's music intact here – penning charts that allow for plenty of solo space and the kind of cross-trading lines you'd hear in some of Monk's best multi-horn small group sides for Riverside! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 60s mono blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, RLP 12-300, with microphone logo. Cover is lightly bent at the top right, in great shape otherwise.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk With John Coltrane (SACD pressing) ... CD
Jazzland, 1957. 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
(Out of print, 2003 hybrid SACD pressing – works on regular players too!)

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✨✧ Thelonious Monk & Gerry MulliganRound Midnight ... LP
Milestone, 1957/1982. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Although Monk and Mulligan are about as unlikely a pair as you could ever imagine, this beautiful recording by them works amazingly well. Monk's off-kilter piano leaps around Mulligan's smooth baritone, creating a weird tapestry of sound held down by Wilbur Ware's great bass playing. Although the material on here has been reissued in the original LP form, this 70's reissue has 2LPs worth of material, including loads of extra stuff, and a great set of notes that you won't find with the OJC version. Tracks include "Straight No Chaser", "Rhythm A Ning", "Round Midnight", and "I Mean You". Plus, the LP also includes a version of "Round Midnight" that has Monk sitting at the piano, talking, stopping, and experimenting with the track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has staining on the opening and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Thelonious Monk QuartetLive In Koln 1969 ... CD
Nice Life (Spain), 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
Thelonious Monk on piano, Charlie Rouse on tenor saxophone, Nate Lloyd Hygelund on bass, Austin Paris Wright on drums. CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLes Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sam Records/Saga, 1959. New Copy ... 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 MonkPalo Alto ... LP
Universal/Impulse, 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... 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
Also available Palo Alto ... CD 13.99

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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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✨✧ Soesja CitroenSoesja Citroen Sings Thelonious Monk ... CD
Turning Point/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A really great vocal jazz take on the music of Thelonious Monk – not always an easy choice for a singer, given all the sharp angles and quick changes in the music! Yet Dutch singer Soesja Citroen does a really wonderful job here – adding her own lyrics to most of the tunes, which makes for an ever fresher interpretation of the songs than you might expect – like this missing chapter of the Monk songbook, with so many great lyrical renditions of his themes and ideas! Backing is by the group of pianist Cees Slinger – which also features great horn work from Dusko Goykovich on trumpet, Ferdinand Povel on alto, and Ruud Brink on tenor – plus a bit of valve trombone from Cees Small. A real overlooked gem – with titles that include versions of "Crepuscule With Nellie", "Let's Cool One", "In Walked Bud", "Well You Needn't", "Monk's Dream", and "Monk's Mood". CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)

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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 ... $24.99 35.00
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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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/Modern Jazz QuartetArt Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk/Blues At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Collectables, 1958/1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Paul MotianMonk In Motian ... CD
JMT (Germany), 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great 80s take on the music of Thelonius Monk – and one of the real standouts in a generation when plenty of folks were taking chances with Monk's music! Drummer Paul Motian leads a group that also features Joe Lovano on tenor and Bill Frisell on electric guitar – an instrument that's used here in a snakey sort of way that really spaces out familiar tunes from Thelonious – almost unwinding the angular corners and turning them into more spatially-directed elements. Guests include Geri Allen on piano and Dewey Redman on tenor – and titles include "Justice", "Bye Ya", "Straight No Chaser", "Ugly Beauty", "Off Minor", and "Epistrophy". CD
(Out of print first pressing.)

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✨✧ Trio Braam DeJoode Vatcher/Bentje BraamMonk Materials/Second Cookbook ... CD
Bvhaast (Holland), 1990/1997. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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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Charlie Christian/Dizzy GillespieImmortal Charlie Christian (aka Harlem Jazz Scene 1941 – Jazz Immortal) ... CD
Legacy International, 1941. Used ... $4.99
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 DavisMiles Davis At Newport 1958 ... CD
Columbia, 1958. Used ... $5.99
The full story of Miles Davis at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958 – an album that expands out the original half-album release of this material from the set that Miles shared with Thelonious Monk! The first half of the record features the three tracks that appeared on Miles & Monk At Newport – and the remaining material joins it here for the first time in one date – making for a well-rounded package that finally tells the whole tale of the group's performance on July 3, 1958! The lineup here is right in the Kind Of Blue mode – Cannonball Adderley on alto, John Coltrane on tenor, Bill Evans on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – but the overall sound is a bit looser and freer, much more turned towards the solo spotlight focus that often characterized Miles Davis' live work. Coltrane's solos alone are worth the price of admission – nicely sharp-edged, with a sound that he didn't always show on his own albums until the 60s – and titles include "Ah Leu Cha", "Straight No Chaser", "Fran Dance", "Two Bass Hit", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "The Theme". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisRound About Midnight ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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
(70s stereo pressing, CS 8649. Cover has some wear and aging.)
Also available Round About Midnight (180 gram vinyl – mono edition) ... LP 24.99

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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
Also available Round About Midnight ... LP 24.99

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Tommy FlanaganThelonica ... CD
Enja/Polydor (Japan), 1982. Used ... $11.99
There's a definite Monkish bent to this one, in case you couldn't guess from the title – but Tommy Flanagan doesn't simply copy Monk's compositions, but also throws in a few great touches of his own! The session's got a depth and complexity that goes beyond other standard tributes to Thelonious Monk – partly due to Tommy's lyrical approach to the keys, which warms some of the tunes nicely, and shades in colors that Monk never seemed to touch. Trio members here include George Mraz on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and titles include "Thelonica", "Off Minor", "Ugly Beauty", "Reflections", "Thelonius", and "North Of The Sunset". CD
(Out of print, early Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieShowtime At The Spotlite ... CD
Uptown, 1946. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
Dizzy Gillespie , Dave Burns, Elmon Wright, Johnny Lynch, and Talib Dawud on trumpet, Milt Jackson on vibraphone, Howard Johnson and John Brown on alto saxophone, Sol Moore on baritone saxophone, Ray Brown on bass, Kenny Clarke on drums, Thelonious Monk on piano, James Moody and Ray Abrams on tenor saxophone, and Alton "Slim" Moore and Gordon Thomas on trombone. CD

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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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✨✧ Steve Lacy & Roswell RuddEarly & Late ... CD
Cuneiform, 1962/1999/2002. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
The title's an apt one – as this great collection features previously unreleased material from Steve Lacy and Roswell Rudd – some of it recorded early in their career, and some of it late! The "late" should probably be the first part of the title, though – as about three fourths of the 2CD set is material from 1999 and 2002 – really wonderful live dates done at a time when Rudd had returned to the jazz fold strongly, and was helping to give Steve Lacy some key new focus in the last years of his life. The quartet on these recent dates features Lacy on soprano sax, Rudd on trombone, Jean-Jacques Avenel on bass, and John Betsch on drums – all working at an impeccable level of creativity and expression. Tunes are never too far out, nor too overly arty – and there's a genius present in the work that really brings both players back to their strongest promise of the early years. No surprise, the "early" work here is pretty darn great too – previously unreleased studio work by the School Days quartet that featured Lacy and Rudd along with bassist Bob Cunningham and drummer Dennis Charles. These tunes soar along with a sound that's a bit tighter than the later material – strongly influenced by Lacy's love of Monk, and played in a way that Thelonious would wholeheartedly approve! Late material includes "The Rent", "The Bath", "The Hoot", "Light Blue", "Bamako", and "Bone". Early material includes "Eronel (take 3)", "Tune 2", and "Think Of One". CD

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Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieBird & Diz (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1950. Used ... $3.99
A classic meeting of two giants from the early years of bop – altoist Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie – brought together here in a session that Norman Granz would later list as one of the truest realizations of his vision for recording jazz music! Parker's sharp lines are a great contrast to the robust horn work of Diz – and the players work here with a rhythm section that features Thelonious Monk on piano, Curley Russell on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums. Titles include "Relaxin With Lee", "Leap Frog", "Oscar For Treadwell", and "Mohawk". The LP also includes a number of alternate takes, and has a nice photo of the 2 jazz giants on the cover. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing. Booklet is lightly wrinkled.)

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Qualiton Jazz EnsembleModern Jazz ... LP
Qualiton (Hungary), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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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Takeshi ShibuyaCook Note (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $24.99
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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Alexander Von Schlippenbach/Dag Magnus NarvesenLiminal Field ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
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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VariousBlue Note Years – Boogie, Blues & Bop 1939 to 1955 ... CD
Blue Note, Late 30s/1940s/Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
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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✨✧ Ornette ColemanBeauty Is A Rare Thing – Complete Atlantic recordings (6CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Early 60s. Used 6 CD + Book ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We'll be honest with you – we love this stuff! Sure, Ornette made some great recordings for a number of other labels – but as a whole, his Atlantic stuff is some of the greatest modern jazz ever recorded, and no other period of an artist is more worth collecting and having in a complete format than this one! The package is unbelievably thorough – and includes not only all the tracks from classic albums like Change Of The Century, This Is Our Music, Free Jazz, Shape Of Jazz To Come, Ornette!, Ornette On Tenor, The Art Of The Improvisors and Twins – but also 6 previously unreleased tracks, and rare material like Ornette's Japanese-only LP To Whom Who Keeps A Record plus 2 selections from Gunther Schuller's Jazz Abstractions featuring Ornette! There's 6CDs in all – packaged in a great case with a well annotated booklet. Titles include "Proof Readers", "Revolving Doors", "Joy Of A Toy", "Cross Breeding", "Variants On A Theme Of Thelonious Monk", "Eos", "Focus On Sanity", "Una Muy Bonita", "Lomely Woman", "Little Symphony", "The Circle With The Hole In The Middle", "Beauty Is A Rare Thing", "Folk Tale", "The Face Of The Bass", "Brings Goodness", "Rise & Shine", and lots and lots more! CD
(Out of print, slipcover has a light stain on the bottom spine, nothing major.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis & The Modern Jazz Giants (Prestige Jazz Classics Series pressing) ... LP
Prestige, 1954. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A slightly different issue of these great bop sides, originally issued on 10" and packaged under this title in a coupls of different LP formats, with Miles working with a quintet that includes Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, and Kenny Clarke – on longer versions of "The Man I Love" and "Bag's Groove", both of which are presented in 2 takes here, and "Swing Spring", and "Bemsha Swing". These sides have a great bop/modern approach that's a nice extension of the styles that Jackson and Davis were playing on Blue Note in earlier years. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with Van Gelder stamp – a nice copy! Cover has a small cutout hole, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsBean & The Boys (Walter Foots Thomas All Stars/Bean & The Boys/Stasch) ... CD
Prestige, 1944/1946/1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great assortment of material from Coleman Hawkins – sides that nicely span the mid 40s and late 50s, showing some great growth in his technique! The first four tracks are from a record by the Walter Foots All Stars – a group led by Foots on tenor, but also featuring Hawk – also with Hilton Jefferson on alto and Jonah Jones on trumpet – on tracks that include "Out To Lunch", "Every Man For Himself", and "Look Out Jack". Next are four more tracks recorded in 1944 with backing by a quartet that includes Thelonious Monk – on titles that include "On The Bean", "Recollections", and "Flyin Hawk". A set with a more boppish lineup follows – with JJ Johnson on trombone and Fats Navarro on trumpet – on titles that include "Bean & The Boys", "Cocktails For Two", and "You Go To My Head". Last are some later sides from 1959 – the great album Stasch, played by a very hip group – with Jerome Richardson on flute and tenor, Pepper Adams on baritone, Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, Roy Gaines on guitar, and Ray Bryant on piano. Jerry Valentine did the arrangements – and cuts include "Stasch", "Trust In me", "Roll Em", "Skyrouk", and "My Babe". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Steve LacyOne Fell Swoop ... CD
Silkheart (Germany), 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Charles Tyler on baritone and alto sax, Jean-Jacques Avenel on bass, and Oliver Johnson on drums. Tracks include originals by Lacy and Tyler, plus the Thelonious Monk piece "Friday The Thirteenth". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerBirds Best Bop On Verve ... CD
Verve, Mid 40s-Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Thelonious Monk, Hank Jones, and Walter Bishop Jr. on piano, Curly Russell and Ray Brown on bass, and Max Roach and Kenny Clarke on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerEssential Charlie Parker ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice retrospective including recordings with Max Roach, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Buddy Rich, and many more, with titles including "Kim", "Just Friends", "Au Privave", "Funky Blues", "She Rote", "Swedish Schnapps", and "KC Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsBallads ... CD
Blue Note, 1956/1957. Used ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Various100 Best Jazz Tunes of the 1950's (8CD set) ... CD
Chrome Dreams (UK), 1950s. Used 8 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Charlie Parker, Lee Konitz, Bud Powell, Gerry Mulligan, Ahmad Jamal, Thelonious Monk, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Carmen McRae, Art Tatum, Ben Webster, Hank Mobley, Blossom Dearie, Gerry Mulligan, and more. CD
(CONDITION NOTE: box has some marker, and index sticker on the spine, and 2" slice on one edge; one of the inner sleeves has some water damage.)

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✨✧ VariousSmithsonian Collection Of Classic Jazz (6LP Box Set) ... LP
Smithsonian, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Near Mint- 6LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive collection of classic jazz– includes Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Art Tatum, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, and many others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet. Box has some discoloration from age on back.)

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✨✧ Misha MengelbergRituals Of Transition ... CD
I Dischi Di Angelica (Italy), 2000s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Sonny RollinsMovin' Out ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Key recordings from Sonny's breakout year of 1954 – tracks from 2 different sessions, brought together into one album that packs a hell of a punch! The modernist Rollins tenor is at its early peak here – fresh, bold, and highly creative – yet equally concerned with the role of the ensemble as well. And with players like Kenny Dorham, Elmo Hope, Thelonious Monk, and Art Blakey helping things out, the sessions are both cookers all the way through! Titles include 4 by a group with Dorham, Hope, and Blakey – "Solid", "Movin Out", "Swingin For Bumsy", and "Silk N Satin" – plus 1 more by a quartet with Monk, Tommy Potter, and Art Taylor – the longer "More Than You Know". CD

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
As classic as it comes for late 50s Blue Note – and a key meeting between Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk! The group on the set features Rollins and Monk with JJ Johnson, Paul Chambers, and Art Blakey – all of whom push things more in the direction of Blue Note's sound of the time, then Monk's own recordings of the period for Riverside. But the contrast of modes makes for a really startling sound – one that has Monk "monking" it up next to the straighter rhythm section, and bringing out some more modern tones in Rollins' tenor work. Horace Silver plays piano on part of the set as well – but still keeps things strong – and titles include "Why Don't I", "Wail March", "Misterioso", and "Reflections". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charles RouseTwo Is One (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really unique little album from tenorist Charlie Rouse – a player who's best known to most for his famous 60s recordings in the Thelonious Monk Quartet – but who stretches out here in a very different style for the Strata East scene of the 70s! The album's almost funky at times, and nicely offbeat and spiritual at others – with players who include Paul Metzke and George Davis on guitars, Calo Scott on cello, David Lee on drums, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Azzedin Weston and Airto on percussion – a very unusual mix of instrumentation that presents that wonderful Rouse tenor sound in a very different way! Charlie also plays a bit of bass clarinet at one point – and titles include "Bitchin", "In His Presence Searching", "Hopscotch", "Two Is One", and "In A Funky Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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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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✨✧ Oxford AmericanOxford American No 111 – Annual Southern Music Issue (with bonus playlist) ... Magazine
University Of Central Arkansas, 2020. New Copy ... 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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✨✧ Charles PillowChamber Jazz ... CD
Summit, 2020. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
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