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Miles Davis/Thelonious MonkMiles & Monk At Newport ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1958/1963. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
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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Miles Davis/Thelonious MonkMiles & Monk At Newport ... LP
Columbia, 1958/1963. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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, PC 8978. Cover has light ring wear.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkAlone In San Francisco ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Alone In San Francisco ... LP 79.99

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Thelonious MonkAlone In San Francisco ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good+ ... $79.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label pressing with silver text, microphone logo, and deep groove. Record is very clean, but has a short click on side two – the rest is great. Cover has some wear, a split top seam, and a bit of splitting on the spine.)

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Thelonious MonkAlways Know ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s/1979. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Nice 2LP set that brings together a large amount of material by Monk that was recorded during the 60s, but never issued at the time. Most of the material is live, and some of the tracks did come out previously in edited form – but this collection (like so many of the other great Columbia 70's 2-fers) is the real deal. Players include Charlie Rouse, Phil Woods, Thad Jones, and Larry Gales – and titles include "Shuffle Boil", "Played Twice", "Monk's Dream", "This is My Story", and "Light Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring and edge wear, and a lightly bent corner.)

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Thelonious MonkAt Newport 1963 & 1965 ... CD
Columbia, Mid 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Great live work from Thelonious Monk – and the 1965 concert appears here for the first time ever! CD
(2002 pressing.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkBest Moments Of Thelonious Monk Vol 1 ... LP
BYG (Japan), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $28.99
Not a "best of" – but a set that features rare live work recorded in Paris, with Monk's great bandmate Charlie Rouse on tenor! Titles include "Monk's Mood", "Lulu's Back In Town", "Ruby My Dear", and "Blue Monk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkBig Band & Quartet In Concert ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Near Mint- ... $39.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing with black text and 1D/1C matrix. Cover has light wear.)

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Thelonious MonkBlue Monk ... CD
Eclipse/Jazztime, 1963/1964. Used ... $3.99
Live European dates from the early sixties with Monk, Charlie Rouse, Larry Gales and Ben Riley. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkBrilliant Corners ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A brilliant title for this brilliant album from Thelonious Monk – a set that really has him coming back strongly in the second half of the 50s – with a new talent for arrangements that really goes past his previous work! Monk's piano and compositions are every bit as great as before – but what really makes the album amazing is his ear for horn lines – particularly the alto of Ernie Henry and tenor of Sonny Rollins, both of whom add in an additional angular quality to Monk's groove. Clark Terry replaces Henry on a few numbers – and the rhythm is from the wonderful team of Oscar Pettiford and Max Roach – on classic long takes of "Brilliant Corners", "Ba-Lue Bolivar Blues Are", "Pannonica", and "Bemsha Swing". CD
(BMG Direct pressing – still sealed!)

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Thelonious MonkComplete Blue Note Recordings (4CD box set) ... CD
Blue Note, 1944/1947/1948. Used 4 CDs ... $24.99
A fantastic collection of Monk material for Blue Note – recorded in a few different periods and settings! The package features some late 40s sides with Idrees Sulieman on trumpet and Billy Smith on tenor; 1947 trio material with Art Blakey on drums; a 1947 quartet with Sahib Shihab on alto; a 1948 group with Milt Jackson on vibes and a bit of vocals from Kenny Pancho Hagood; a 1941 quintet with Shihab, Jackson, and Blakey; a 1952 group with Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Lucky Thompson on tenor, and Lou Donaldson on alto; and a 1957 session cut with tenorist Sonny Rollins. Includes some unissued tracks, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkComplete London Collection (3CD box set) ... CD
Black Lion (Germany), 1971. Used 3 CDs ... $44.99
Very late work from the legendary Thelonious Monk – but surprisingly great as well! The session was recorded in London – as you might guess from the title – and although Monk's not working with his regular quartet with Charlie Rouse, he does interact wonderfully with a trio that includes Art Blakey on drums and Al McKibbon on bass! Blakey's drums have this nice crispness that transforms the Monk experience – and some performances stretch out in a nicely inspired way. CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkCriss-Cross ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Near Mint- ... $39.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label Columbia Limited Edition pressing. Cover has minimal wear.)

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Thelonious MonkEpistrophy – A Jazz Hour With Thelonious Monk Vol 2 ... CD
Jazz Hour (Portugal), 1963/1964. Used ... $7.99
Live material recorded in Europe during the early sixties with Charlie Rouse, Larry Gales and Ben Riley. CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkEssential Thelonious Monk ... CD
Blue Note/EMI, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $1.99
Includes the tracks "Ruby My Dear", "In Walked Bud", "I Mean You", "Epistrophy", "Four In One", "Ask Me Now", "Evidence", "Criss Cross", and "Straight No Chaser" – 16 tracks total. CD
(CD is Copy Controlled.)

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Thelonious MonkGenius Of Modern Music Vol 1 (Non-RVG remastered edition) ... CD
Blue Note, Early 50s. Used ... $2.99
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", "Well You Needn't", and "Off Minor". CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkGenius Of Modern Music Vol 2 (Non-RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, Early 50s. Used ... $4.99
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 MonkGreatest Hits ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
All key late 50s recordings of these gems! Titles include "Brilliant Corners", "Jackie-ing", "Ruby My Dear", "Off Minor", and "Little Rootie Tootie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with microphone logo, deep groove. Cover has light surface & edge wear, aging, clear taped spine.)

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Thelonious MonkHigh Priest ... LP
Prestige, 1952. Very Good ... $16.99
Monk is joined by Gary Mapp or Percy Heath on bass and Art Blakey or Max Roach on drums for ten tracks. The titles include "Blue Monk", "Bemsha Swing", "Monk's Dream", "Sweet & Lovely", "These Foolish Things", and "Little Rootie Tootie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, light stains on the corners, and light surface wear.)

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Thelonious MonkIt's Monk Time (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 MonkLive In Stockholm 1961 ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1961. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 17.99
A beautiful live set from the legendary Thelonious Monk Quartet – that magical lineup you'll know from Monk's early 60s albums on Columbia Records, captured here in a concert performance that really opens up so many different currents of the group's sound! Monk is crucial, of course, on piano – but the group also moves with a perfect sense of timing for his music, thanks to the work of John Ore on bass and Frankie Dunlop on drums – a group who are then topped by some fantastic tenor work from the amazing Charlie Rouse – a hell of player at many levels, but one who always seemed to hit new heights with Monk! The double-length package really gives the group a lot of room to open up – and tracks move nicely between extended numbers and a few nice shorter bits – on titles that include "Just A Gigolo", "Well You Needn't", "Round Midnight", "Bemsha Swing", "Balu Bolivar Balues Are", "Crepuscule With Nellie", "Jackie-Ing", and "Blue Monk". CD

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Thelonious MonkLondon Collection Vol 1 ... CD
1201 Music, 1971. Used ... $4.99
Very late work from the legendary Thelonious Monk – but surprisingly great as well! The session was recorded in London – as you might guess from the title – and although Monk's not working with his regular quartet with Charlie Rouse, he does interact wonderfully with a trio that includes Art Blakey on drums and Al McKibbon on bass! Blakey's drums have this nice crispness that transforms the Monk experience – and some performances stretch out in a nicely inspired way. CD
(24 bit remastered edition.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMisterioso – Recorded On Tour ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $22.99
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
(2-eye 360 Sound pressing. Cover has some ring & surface wear, aging.)

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Thelonious MonkMonk Alone – The Complete Columbia Solo Studio Recordings 1962 to 1968 ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Mid 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99 11.99
The complerte Columbia solo piano recordings – 37 tracks total, including 14 previously unreleased takes! CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkMonk's Blues ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Thelonious Monk meets the mighty Oliver Nelson – the hip bigger band arranger who was helping so many other artists find their groove back in the 60s! The result is less Nelson-led than some of Oliver's other albums of the time – and instead, the arranger is nicely respectful of Monk's core sound – and still manages to led Thelonious keep the frontline strong on piano, and work with familiar players are the core who include Charlie Rouse on tenor, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley on drums. Nelson's touch seeks mostly to augment the Monkish lines with some larger horn shadings – sometimes a bit upbeat, but never more swinging than Monk might want. There's enough of a blue tone here to keep this one nicely in line with the rest of the 60s Columbia catalog for Thelonious – and titles include "Monk's Point", "Consecutive Seconds", "Let's Cool One", and "Rootie Tootie". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 sound stereo pressing – a nice copy!)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMonk's Dream ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Very Good- ... $39.99
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 with 1B/1A matrix. Cover has ring and edge wear, some discoloration from age, and a center split in the bottom seam.)

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Thelonious MonkMonk. ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Very Good+ ... $43.99 49.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice 60s orange label UK pressing, in a flip-back cover. Cover has a small stain on the front, light wear, and some aging.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkOff Minor ... CD
Object (UK), 1964. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Live performance with Charlie Rouse on tenor, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley on drums. Tracks include "Hackensack", "Evidence", Jackie-ing", "Rhythm-A-Ning", and "Off Minor". CD

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Thelonious MonkPalais Des Beaux-Arts 1963 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 28.99
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

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Thelonious MonkSomething In Blue ... LP
Black Lion, 1971. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Monk plays solo piano and is joined on some of the tracks by Art Blakey on drums and Al McKibbon on bass. The songs are all originals except for "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and they include "Blue Sphere", "Hackensack", "Criss Cross", "Something In Blue", "Evidence", "Jackie-ing", and "Nutty". The album was recorded in London and produced by Alan Bates. LP, Vinyl record album
(US white label pressing. Cover has a cut corner, bumped corner, and a DJ Copy stamp in back.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Himself ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... $6.99
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". CD
(CRC pressing.)
Also available Thelonious Himself ... LP 29.99

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Himself ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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
(Japanese pressing, with insert – Victor SMJ 6053M)
Also available Thelonious Himself ... CD 6.99

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good ... $34.99
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
(Blue label, silver text, microphone logo, and deep groove. Vinyl is nice and clean, with a few light cosmetic marks. Cover has some light wear on front, and back has a bit of pen and a bit more light wear.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two at the Blackhawk ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good ... $34.99
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
(Mono UK white label pressing. Cover has split seams and spine with yellowed tape remnants, thick red tape holding the top seam, and a small name stamp and shop sticker in back. Labels have a name stamp and small import seal.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two at the Blackhawk (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... $12.99
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". CD features 2 bonus tracks – a second version of "Epistrophy", and "Evidence". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk With John Coltrane ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1957/Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
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
Also available Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane ... CD 2.99

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk With John Coltrane ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1957/Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
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.)
Also available Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane ... CD 1.99

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk With John Coltrane ... LP
Jazzland, 1957/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkUnderground (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1968. Used ... $5.99
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 features 3 bonus alternate takes too! CD
(Remastered edition.)

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Thelonious MonkUnique Thelonious Monk ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Very Good ... $59.99
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
(Small blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, RLP 12-209, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some ring and edge wear, aging, a split top seam, and small center split in the bottom seam.)

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Thelonious Monk & Gerry MulliganMulligan Meets Monk ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... $4.99
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". CD
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Mulligan Meets Monk ... LP 9.99

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Thelonious Monk & Gerry MulliganMulligan Meets Monk ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Fair ... $9.99 24.99
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
(Small blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, RLP 12-247. NOTE – Vinyl has a press flaw bump that causes a noisy locked groove at the end of "Straight No Chaser". Cover has wear and aging, split seams, and masking tape holding the top.)
Also available Mulligan Meets Monk ... CD 4.99

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Thelonious Monk Quartet with John ColtraneThelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $1.99
A rare gem of a session – live material recorded by the Voice Of America in 1957, and featuring a unique Thelonious Monk quartet with John Coltrane on tenor! The performance is contemporaneous with Coltrane's appearance on the legendary Monk's Music album for Riverside – and the overall feel here is a bit similar to that classic. Yet the live setting also allows Coltrane to open up and improvise a lot more – stretching out in fluid lines that are often a strong contrast to the more angular notes coming out of Monk's piano. Rhythm is by the team of Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass and Shadow Wilson on drums – and titles are broken up into an "early show" and "late show" – 9 numbers in all that include "Bye-ya", "Epistrophy", "Nutty", "Crepuscule With Nellie", "Monk's Mood", and "Evidence". CD
Also available Thelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall ... CD 1.99

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Thelonious Monk Quartet with John ColtraneThelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Blue Note (Canada), 1957. Used ... $1.99
A rare gem of a session – live material recorded by the Voice Of America in 1957, and featuring a unique Thelonious Monk quartet with John Coltrane on tenor! The performance is contemporaneous with Coltrane's appearance on the legendary Monk's Music album for Riverside – and the overall feel here is a bit similar to that classic. Yet the live setting also allows Coltrane to open up and improvise a lot more – stretching out in fluid lines that are often a strong contrast to the more angular notes coming out of Monk's piano. Rhythm is by the team of Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass and Shadow Wilson on drums – and titles are broken up into an "early show" and "late show" – 9 numbers in all that include "Bye-ya", "Epistrophy", "Nutty", "Crepuscule With Nellie", "Monk's Mood", and "Evidence". CD
(CD is copy protected.)
Also available Thelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall ... CD 1.99

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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 ... $9.99
Thelonious Monk on piano, Johnny Griffin on tenor saxophone, Ahmed Abdul Malik on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums. CD
(2012 pressing.)

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Thelonious Monk/Martial SolalThelonious Monk Quartet – Live In Berlin 1961/Martial Solal Trio – Live In Essen 1959 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 1959/1961. New Copy Gatefold ... $31.99 36.99
Two giants of modern jazz piano, both performing here on a single set! And no, they don't play together – although we would have loved to hear that – but the live material here shows both musicians in their best light – with Monk's killer quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor, John Ore on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums – stretching out on nice long tracks that include "Crepuscule With Nellie", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", and "Rhythm A Ning". But maybe even more interesting is the group with Martial Solal on piano – as it features guest work from Lucky Thompson on soprano sax on two cuts, plus work from Oscar Pettiford on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums! Titles include "The World Awakes", "Yesterdays", "The Squirrel", and "Special Club". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkBrilliant Corners ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant title for this brilliant album from Thelonious Monk – a set that really has him coming back strongly in the second half of the 50s – with a new talent for arrangements that really goes past his previous work! Monk's piano and compositions are every bit as great as before – but what really makes the album amazing is his ear for horn lines – particularly the alto of Ernie Henry and tenor of Sonny Rollins, both of whom add in an additional angular quality to Monk's groove. Clark Terry replaces Henry on a few numbers – and the rhythm is from the wonderful team of Oscar Pettiford and Max Roach – on classic long takes of "Brilliant Corners", "Ba-Lue Bolivar Blues Are", "Pannonica", and "Bemsha Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese pressing, with insert – VIJ 107 – a nice copy!)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkColumbia Years – 1962 to 1968 (long box version) ... CD
Sony, 1960s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from Monk's last decade on record – including some unreleased material too! CD
(Please note this copy is missing the booklet. Promotional sticker over barcode.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkComplete Prestige Recordings (3CD box set) ... CD
Prestige, 1944/1952/1953/1954. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
33 tracks over 3 CDs. Thelonious Monk with Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis and more. CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkComplete Riverside Recordings (15CD set) ... CD
Riverside, 1950s/Early 60s. Used 15CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing music from one of our favorite periods of Thelonious Monk – a time of new discoveries, new strengths, and some great work with tenor sax! CD
(Box has a lightly bumped corner that caused a tiny split, and a small peeled spot on the bottom edge – aside from that it's in great shape with almost no other wear, and the discs look great!)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkComplete Riverside Recordings (22 LP set) ... LP
Riverside, 1950s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 22LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing music from one of our favorite periods of Thelonious Monk – a time of new discoveries, new strengths, and some great work with tenor sax! 22LPs in all – with a fantastic amount of unusual material added to the albums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet, which shows some light signs of use. Packaging is in fantastic shape!)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkComposer ... CD
Columbia, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 MonkIn Walked Bud/Epistrophy ... 78 RPM
Blue Note, 1948. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMonk Round The World (CD & DVD) ... CD
Thelonious/Hyena, 1960s. Used CD & DVD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Thelonious Monk on piano, with Charlie Rouse on tenor saxophone, Butch Warren, John Ore, and Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley and Frank Dunlop on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkStraight No Chaser ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Near Mint- ... 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
(Original 360 sound stereo pressing – a great copy!)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkUnderground ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Near Mint- ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)
Also available Underground (with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkBig Band & Quartet In Concert (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1963. Used 2 CDs ... 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". 2CD set features bonus tracks too – including "Bye Ya", "Misterioso", "Epistrophy", and "Light Blue" – 2 of which are additional quartet numbers. CD
(1994 Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkGenius Of Modern Music Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... 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 white b label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and light surface wear.)
Also available Genius Of Modern Music Vol 2 (Non-RVG remaster edition) ... CD 4.99

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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 MonkMonk's Music ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Near Mint- ... 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
(EU 180 gram Jazz Wax reissue.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMonk's Music (Gateway) ... LP
Gateway, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A landmark in jazz – 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 "Off Minor", "Ruby, My Dear", and "Epistrophy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minor seam splits, light wear, and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkWay Out! (aka Thelonious In Action) ... LP
Riverside/Fontana (UK), 1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
60s UK issue of the classic cooker from Thelonious Monk – recorded during his legendary run at the Five Spot in the late 50s, and featuring some especially great work on tenor from a young Johnny Griffin! Griffin's filling a role here that would be cemented a bit more firmly in the 60s by Charlie Rouse – but what we like about his playing here is that it's not as clearly codified "Monkish" as some of Rouse's work (even though that's all pretty darn great) – sometimes a bit more open, although still filled with angular tones and changes on this set of all-original compositions by Monk. Rhythm is by Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass and Roy Haynes on drums – and titles include "Evidence", "Epistrophy", "Blue Monk", "Rhythm-a-ning", "Light Blue", and "Coming on the Hudson". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram EU Waxtime pressing.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkEssential Thelonious Monk ... CD
Columbia, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes the tracks "'Round Midnight", "Bemsha Swing", "Blue Monk", "Rhythm-A-Ning", "Epistrophy", "Crepuscule With Nellie", "Misterioso", "Brilliant Corners", "Well You Needn't", "Ruby, My Dear (Take 3)", and "Straight, No Chaser". CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLive At The It Club – Complete ... CD
Columbia, 1964. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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. This wonderful 2CD package brings together the complete recordings from the show – offering up many tracks in their full recorded versions, and adding in a few unreleased tracks too – titles that include "Bemsha Swing", "Blue Monk", "Well You Needn't", "Misterioso", "Gallops Gallop", "Teo", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", "All The Things You Are", "Blues Five Spot", "Evidence", "Bright Mississippi", and "Nutty". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMeasure Of Monk ... CD
Concord/Starbucks, Late 40s/1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Ruby, My Dear", "'Round Midnight", "Straight, No Chaser", "Nutty", Solitude", "Trinkle, Tinkle", "Crepuscule With Nellie (Take 2)", "Well, You Needn't", "Epistrophy", "Let's Cool One", "I Mean You (Take 1, Alternate)", "Ask Me Now (Take 3)", "Ugly Beauty (Take 4)", and "Bye-Ya". CD
(Out of print, two old price stickers on digipack cover.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkPiano Solo ... CD
Vogue/BMG (France), 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Evidence", "We See", "Off Minor", "Hackensack", and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk In Italy ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
A famous European set from Thelonious Monk – recorded early in the 60s with his famous quartet that included Charlie Rouse on tenor! Even at this point before the Columbia sides, Rouse is already amazing – really stretching out in these modern, angular lines that are quite different than any of his recordings a few years before – a perfect match for the inventive piano of Monk, as would later be demonstrated on a host of classic studio recordings. There's an open, spontaneous energy between the pair in this live setting, though – almost like they're working out new ideas, but doing so perfectly – with the bass of John Ore and drums of Frankie Dunlop to round things out. Titles include "Bemsha Swing", "Crepuscule With Nellie", "San Francisco Holiday", "Body & Soul", "Straight No Chaser", and "Epistrophy". CD
(Out of print.)

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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.)
Also available Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Thelonious Monk & Gerry MulliganRound Midnight ... LP
Milestone, 1957/1982. Near Mint- 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
(Vinyl has a small cosmetic blemish on "Straight No Chaser".)

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Art Ensemble Of Chicago with Cecil TaylorThelonious Sphere Monk ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1991. Used ... $11.99
An incredible musical moment – the piano of Cecil Taylor joining the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – all in a tribute to the late Thelonious Monk! The style, though, is far from simple Monk tributes that you'll hear from other artists – as many of the tunes here are originals, delivered in a style that owes plenty to both Cecil and the Art Ensemble – almost more as sound paintings dedicated to Monk's influence than simple Monkish copies themselves! There are a few key tunes from Theo – versions of "Round Midnight" and "Nutty" – but we're much more compelled by the originals on the date, which include "Caseworks", "Excerpt From Fifteen Part 3A", and "Intro To Fifteen". Taylor plays piano, percussion, and also vocalizes a bit – and the Art Ensemble, as usual, handles a mad range of instruments – with many moods and many feelings! CD
(Out of print US pressing, punch through barcode.)

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Art Blakey & Thelonius MonkArt Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk ... CD
Atlantic, 1957. Used ... $4.99
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
Also available
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk ... LP 19.99
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 24.99
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (LP sleeve edition with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Art Blakey & Thelonius MonkArt Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Rockefeller label pressing with Warner text. Vinyl has some press flaws on "Purple Shades" that plays with faint noise, otherwise NM-. Cover has light wear.)
Also available
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 24.99
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk ... CD 4.99
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (LP sleeve edition with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Art Blakey & Thelonius MonkArt Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1957. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
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". 2CD version features 6 more tracks – all rare alternate takes from the sessions! CD
(Features new mastering from the mono master tapes – plus new notes, and rare photos and ephemera!)
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Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk ... CD 4.99
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (LP sleeve edition with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Art Blakey & Thelonius MonkArt Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (LP sleeve edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1957. Used ... $6.99
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". Includes bonus alternate takes of "Evidence", "Blue Monk", and "I Mean You". CD
(Atlantic Jazz Gallery pressing in a cardboard digipack.)
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Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk ... LP 19.99
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 24.99
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk ... CD 4.99

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Jesse Stacken & Kirk KnuffkeMockingbird – The Music Of Thelonious Monk & Duke Ellington ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2009. Used ... $8.99
Jesse Stacken on trumpet and Kirk Knuffke on piano. CD

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VariousThat's The Way I Feel Right Now – A Tribute To Thelonious Monk ... LP
A&M, 1984. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A great little entry into a genre that got way too overdone and way too cluttered by the end of the 80s – but which was surprisingly fresh at the time of this initial release! The set pays tribute to the late Thelonious Monk, but does so by moving way past his modern jazz roots – and allowing for participation by a variety of artists in a number of different fields. Hal Willner masterminded the set, and does a great job of making unlike artists work well next to each other – really expanding on famous numbers by Monk, but never getting too goofy overall. Titles include "Functional" by Randy Weston, "Four In One" by Todd Rundgren & Gary Windo, "Thelonious" by Bruce Fowler, "Criss Cross" by Shockabilly, "In Walked Budd" by Terry Adams & Roswell Rudd, "Evidence" by Steve Lacy & Elvin Jones, "Ba-Lu-Bolivar-Ba-Lues-Are" by Was Not Was, "Ask Me Now" by Steve Lacy & Charlie Rouse, "Monk's Mood" by Sharon Freeman, "Round Midnight" by Joe Jackson, and "Friday The Thirteen" by Bobby McFerrin and Bob Dorough. There's plenty of other great Lacy work on the set too – and even if you're put off by the presence of non-jazzers on the set, the album's worth it alone for the Lacy tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a hype sticker and a Gift Of Music sticker.)

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✨✧ Art Blakey & Thelonius MonkArt Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (180 gram 2LP edition – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Atlantic/Rhino, 1957. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily 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". Features a full bonus album of outtakes from the sessions – most unreleased! LP, Vinyl record album
(Features new mastering from the mono master tapes – plus new notes, and rare photos and ephemera!)
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Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk ... LP 19.99
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 24.99
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk ... CD 4.99
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (LP sleeve edition with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ ICP OrchestraPerforms Thelonious Monk & Herbie Nichols ... CD
ICP (Germany), 1984/1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Michael Moore, Paul Termos, and Sean Bergin on alto saxophone, Steve Lacy on soprano saxophone, Ab Baars on soprano and tenor saxophone and clarinet, Ab Baars on soprano and tenor saxophone and clarinet, Garret List, George Lewis, and Wolter Wierbos on trombone, Toon De Gouw on trumpet, Larry Fishkind on tuba, Michael Moore on clarinet, Ernst Reijseger on cello, Maurice Horsthuis on viola, Misha Mengelberg on piano, and Han Bennink on drums. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Stan Tracey & Bobby WellinsTracey/Wellins Play Monk ... CD
Resteamed (UK), 2006. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Stan Tracey's love of Thelonious Monk is no surprise – given that Stan's earliest recordings were essentially the British equivalent of Monk's angular experiments back in the 50s! Here, though, Stan revisits the territory of his main muse – but he does so with a slightly different feel, and one that keeps the record from just being a simple rehash of Monk's ideas. The tunes are all by Thelonious, but Stan's presentation of them is nicely personal – a bit more mature and mellowed slightly with age, and done in wonderful tandem with saxophonist Bobby Wellins – as well as bassist Andrew Cleyndert, and drummer Clark Tracey. Titles include "Monk's Mood", "Let's Cool One", "Bright Mississippi", "Locomotive", "Well You Needn't", and "I Mean You". CD

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✨✧ Johnny Griffin & Eddie Lockjaw DavisLookin At Monk ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The twin-tenor duo of Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis were really on fire in the early 60s – and unlike other pairings of the time, they often brought a strong dose of modernism to their music – as you'll hear in these great interpretations of tunes by Thelonious Monk! The record's a great reminder that the reach of Monk extended far beyond the highbrows of jazz a the time – as Griff and Lock take a nice soul-based path through the tunes, with help from Junior Mance on piano, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley on drums! Titles include "Epistrophy", "Stickball", "In Walked Bud", "Well, You Needn't", and "Rhythm-a-ning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo maroon label Orpheum pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Aki Takase & David MurrayBlue Monk ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Out of print.)

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Charlie ChristianLive Sessions At Minton's Playhouse – New York May 1941 ... CD
Jazz Anthology, 1941. Used ... $5.99
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 GillespieAfter Hours ... CD
Esoteric/OJC, Early 40s. Used ... $5.99
The roots of bebop! During the early 40s, sets held in Harlem nightclubs, especially the famous Minton's, were seminal to the development of bebop – and you'll hear exactly what we mean on this long overdue CD reissue. The set features material recorded by Jerry Newman at Minton's and Monroe's up in Harlem – sessions that include players like Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Christian, Thelonious Monk, Hot Lips Page, Kenny Clarke, and Don Byas. The players run through a batch of material that might be called small-combo swing – but the style of the solos shows a lot of bebop, as well as a strong penchant for new ideas. Titles include "Lips Flips", "Swing to Bop", "Guy's Got To Go", "Kerouac", and "Stardust". CD
(2000 OJC pressing. Please note the tray card is missing one spine, has some clear tape, and a bit of wear inside.)

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Curtis Clark with Louis MoholoDreams Deferred ... CD
Nimbus, 1993. New Copy ... $9.99
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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John ColtraneAnother Side Of John Coltrane ... CD
Prestige/Craft, Late 50s. Used ... $8.99
The legendary John Coltrane was a leader on some amazing recordings of the late 50s and 1960s – but right at the start of his career, he also added key contributions to records headed up by other folks too – and some of the best of those moments are collected here in this well-done set! The "other side" isn't really a part of the Coltrane legacy that's different than the rest – but these early tracks show just how important his tenor saxophone stylings were to the transforming sound of jazz at the end of the 50s – taking things past earlier bop expressions, yet still in a straightforward mode – with solos that are sometimes even more stunning than the work of the leaders under whom the records were issued! Most of the tracks here are from the Prestige and Riverside Records catalogs – and titles include "CTA" by Art Taylor, "Monk's Mood" and "Trinkle Trinkle" by Thelonious Monk, "Someday My Prince Will Come" and "Airegin" by Miles Davis, "Soultrane" by Tadd Dameron, "Billie's Bounce" by Red Garland, and "Tenor Madness" by Sonny Rollins. CD
(Still sealed.)

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John ColtraneRough Guide Blues Legends Presents – John Coltrane – Birth Of A Legend ... CD
World Music Network, Late 50s. Used 2CD ... $4.99
Includes "Blue Train", "Naima", and "Spiral" – plus a second disc highlighting work as a sideman with Red Garland, Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Burrell, Thelonious Monk, and others. CD

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John Coltrane & othersTrane 90 – An Anthology To Celebrate The 90th Anniversary Of The Birth Of A Jazz Legernd (4CD set) ... CD
Acrobat (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 4 CDs ... $9.99
Including performances with Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Eric Dolphy, Cecil Taylor, Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley, Tadd Dameron, Milt Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie, and more. CD
(Official Acrobat CDr release. Still sealed with a small cutout notch through the barcode.)

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Miles DavisBags Groove ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1954. Used ... $5.99
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, small cutout hole through case.)
Also available Bags Groove (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 9.99

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Miles DavisBags Groove (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Prestige, 1954. Used ... $9.99
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
Also available Bags Groove ... CD 5.99

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Miles DavisChronicle – The Complete Prestige Recordings 1951 to 1956 (8 CD set) ... CD
Prestige, Mid 50s. Used 8 CDs ... $79.99
Wow! An incredible collection of seminal recordings from one of the most important figures in modern music! All of Miles' recordings from the Prestige label in one place, bound up in a well annotated box, and given a complete discography and lots of excellent photos. It's almost too much astounding jazz in one place! The list of sidemen and great LPs is almost too long to go over, but in addition to Miles' remarkable Cookin'/Relaxin'/Walkin'/Workin' sessions, there's all of the material issued as Bags' Groove, with the Modern Jazz Giants and loads more, and some of the stellar accompanists includes John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, Lee Konitz, Red Garland, Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Milt Jackson, Paul Chambers, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, and Max Roach, just to name a few. There's far too many tracks to list here, but there's takes of "Blue Room", "Conception", "Compulsion", "Miles Ahead", "Blue Haze", "Airegin", "Bag's Groove", "The Man I Love", "Green Haze", "Dr Jackle", "The Theme", "Trane's Blues", "'Round About Midnight", "Half Nelson", "My Funny Valentine" and loads more! CD
(Out of print! Includes book and original backing card too.)

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Miles DavisRound About Midnight (SACD-only pressing) ... CD
Columbia, 1956. Used ... $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". CD features 4 bonus tracks too – "Sweet Sue", "Little Melonae", "Budo", and "Two Bass Hit". CD
(Out of print, SACD pressing – will not play on regular CD players!)

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Milt JacksonMilt Jackson (Blue Note 1509) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
Wicked early work from Milt Jackson – a record that's got a lot more of an edge than some of his later work with the Modern Jazz Quartet – a near-perfect modernist bop sound that's every bit the best side of Blue Note in the early 50s! The package brings together material from a few different sessions – some originally on 10" LPs – and the core of the material features Jackson in the company of pianist Thelonious Monk, on some tracks that also feature Sahib Shihab on alto sax! John Lewis plays piano on another batch of tracks that are essentially the early MJQ lineup, but with Lou Donaldson on alto too – so they swing with a bit more soul than you might expect. Titles include "Bag's Groove", "On The Scene", "Willow Weep For Me", "Criss Cross", "Evidence", "Tahiti", "Misterioso", "Four In One", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series!)

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✨✧ Milt JacksonMilt Jackson – Wizard Of The Vibes (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $5.99
Whatever you may think of Milt Jackson's later work, this stuff from the early 50s, recorded in his pre-MJQ years, shows the vibist as a lively talent, playing head to head with boppers that he'd never dare face in later years. Players include Lou Donaldson, John Lewis, Thelonious Monk, and Shadow Wilson – and Kenny "Pancho" Hagood sings vocals on 2 tracks. Tracks include "On The Scene", "Tahiti", "Lillie", "Epistrophy", and "Misterioso". 17 tracks in all – with some alternate takes, and great remastering! CD
(Out of print.)

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Steve KhanEvidence ... CD
Novus/Wounded Bird, 1980. New Copy ... $10.99 12.99
A beautifully spacey set from guitarist Steve Khan – a record that has the leader playing mostly acoustic, but in a setting that's also got this nicely echoey vibe and some great electric touches! The record is as spacious as an ECM session, but has a very different vibe – maybe a quality that's less sonically organic, but equally powerful – as the steel strings of Khan's guitar have this raspy quality in the echo, and are matched with some contributions on other guitars from David Russell Young – and some very light electronics that shade in some of the background elements in a very gentle way. Titles include "In A Silent Way", "Peace", "Threesome", "Infant Eyes", and a long "Thelonious Monk Medley". CD

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Charlie ParkerGreat Quartets & Quintets ... CD
Essential Jazz (Spain), Early 50s. Used ... $8.99
25 tracks from several dates in the early 50s featuring Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Thelonious Monk, Al Haig, Hank Jones, and John Lewis on piano, Ray Brown on bass, Max Roach on drums, and others. CD

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✨✧ Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieBird & Diz (Verve) ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing. Cover has clear tape on the seams and light ring wear.)
Also available Bird & Diz (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieBird & Diz (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1950. Used ... $4.99
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
(Early 80s West German pressing.)
Also available Bird & Diz (Verve) ... LP 19.99

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Chris PotterPresenting Chris Potter ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1993. Used ... $9.99
Features Chris Potter on saxophones, John Swana on trumpet and flugelhorn, Kevin Hays on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums. Tracks include quite a few originals, plus versions of Thelonious Monk's "Reflections" and the Miles Davis piece "Solar". CD

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Bud PowellLive At The Blue Note Cafe Paris 1961 – Earl Bud Powell 1924 to 1966 ... LP
ESP, 1961. Sealed ... $14.99 24.99
Rare sides recorded during Bud Powell's lost years in Paris! The set features Powell's piano in that famous Paris trio with Kenny Clarke on drums and Pierre Michelot on bass – working in a batch of tracks that features a fair bit of compositions by Thelonious Monk – a somewhat surprising choice, but one that Powell handles beautifully – with plenty of angular edges and sharp tones that show that he's still very much on top of his game at this point! Other numbers are a bit more in the bop standard mode, but still pretty great – and titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Thelonious", "Monk's Mood", "Round Midnight", "Shaw Nuff", and "Lover Man". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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