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Miles Davis/Thelonious MonkMiles & Monk At Newport ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1958/1963. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
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, punch through barcode.)

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Thelonious MonkArt Of The Ballad ... CD
Prestige, Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
It says Prestige on the label, but almost all of these tracks actually come from the Riverside catalogue. The set includes a nice selection of tracks recorded with John Coltrane, Gerry Mulligan, and Art Blakey – plus some wonderful solo material too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkAt Newport 1963 & 1965 ... CD
Columbia, Mid 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Great live work from Thelonious Monk – and the 1965 concert appears here for the first time ever! CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkBest Of Thelonious Monk – The Blue Note Years ... CD
Riverside, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "Thelonious", "Well You Needn't", "April In Paris", "In Walked Bud", "Round Midnight", "Misterioso", "Epistrophy", "I Mean You", "Four In One", "Criss Cross", "Ask Me Now", "Monk's Mood", "Ruby My Dear", "Straight, No Chaser", "Skippy" and "Evidence". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkBrilliant Corners ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1956. Used ... $4.99
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

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Thelonious MonkColumbia Years – 1962 to 1968 (3CD set) ... CD
Sony, 1960s. Used 3 CDs ... $16.99
Great work from Monk's last decade on record – including some unreleased material too! CD

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

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Thelonious MonkCriss Cross ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s/Early 50s. Used 2CD ... $6.99
Great early Blue Note sides with Milt Jackson, Sahib Shihab, Idries Sulieman, and Art Blakey – 31 tracks total. CD

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Thelonious MonkCriss-Cross ... CD
Columbia, 1963. Used ... $4.99
A title and cover that beautifully illustrate the sharp-edged power of the Thelonious Monk quartet on Columbia – and a wonderful place to start if you're just digging Thelonious' music! The record is similar to the best of Monk's Columbia sides – in that it revisits older tunes and themes from previous years, but in a way that's often much better than the original recordings – thanks to some incredible energy between group members Charlie Rouse on tenor, John Ore on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums! Rouse's sharp horn is easily a real bnous here – as it dances beautifully with Monk's piano lines and creates a magical sense of juxtaposition and fluidity, but is still nicely earthy and soulful as well! Titles include "Criss Cross", "Think Of One", "Eronel", "Hackensack", "Rhythm-a-Ning", and "Crepuscule With Nellie". This CD bonus tracks on the the original album: "Coming On The Hudson","Tea For Two" and "Eronel". CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpiece pressing.)

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Thelonious MonkDefinitive Thelonious Monk On Prestige & Riverside ... CD
Prestige/Riverside, 1950s. Used 2CD ... $6.99
A solid collection that brings together 21 tracks from Monk's Prestige and Riverside albums. Features work recorded with Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, Max Roach, John Coltrane, and Johnny Griffin – plus some excellent solo material too! CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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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 MonkJazz Manifesto ... CD
Delta Leisure Group (UK), 1957. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Includes selections from the Riverside albums Brilliant Corners, Thelonious Himself, and Monk's Music – 19 tracks total. CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLes Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 ... CD
Sam Records/Saga, 1959. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
A rare and unused soundtrack recording by Thelonious Monk – and a set of music that would be a standout in his catalog, even if it wasn't planned for a film! You probably know the Art Blakey soundtrack for the movie – which was the used and released version – and you might even know the Duke Jordan recording, too – but this batch of material is equally wonderful, and features an unusual quintet that has Monk's piano alongside the twin tenors of both Charlie Rouse and Barney Wilen – the latter of whom was such a key part of the French scene that gave the world the film in the late 50s. Other group members include Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and most numbers are reworkings of other Monk compositions, but done especially for the film – with titles that include "Six In One", "Light Blue", "Bye & Bye", "Ba Lue Bolivar Ba Lues Are", "Pannonica", "Well You Needn't", and "Rhythm-A-Ning" – all presented here in differing versions and mixes. Great package – 2CDs, with a bonus 60 page color book with photos and essays! CD

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Thelonious MonkLive At The 1964 Monterey Jazz Festival ... CD
Monterey Jazz Festival/Concord, 1964. Used ... $9.99
Monk doing his thing at the '64 Monterey Jazz Festival – backed by his core group of Charlie Rouse on tenor, Steve Swallow on bass and Ben Riley on drums – plus additional backing by the Monterey Workshop crew on a couple – a recording released now for the first time ever! Monk's playing here with space and nuance, but still kicks up the energy in spots – incorporating the accompanying players on the closing 2 tracks – which included Buddy Collette on sax & flute, Lou Blackburn on trombone, Jack Nimitz on baritone, and Bobby Bryant & Melvin more on trumpets. The takes all run north of 8 minutes, and titles include "Blue Monk", "Evidence", "Bright Mississippi", "Rhythm-A-Ning", plus "Think Of One" and the immortal "Straight No Chaser" – fleshed out with the bigger band! CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkLive At The It Club – Complete ... CD
Columbia, 1964. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A lost Thelonious Monk treasure from the 60s – a really open-ended live set recorded in LA in 1964, but not issued by Columbia until the early 80s – making the package a wonderful re-discover of Monk's genius during these years! The tunes are much more freewheeling than some of the studio work cut by Monk's quartet at the time – stretched out takes on Monkish favorites, played by Thelonious on piano, Charlie Rouse on tenor, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – all with plenty of room for extended solos. 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 MonkLive In Paris 1961 ... LP
Fremeaux & Associates/Return To Analog (Canada), 1961. New Copy ... $18.99
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 "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 Blues (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1968. Used ... $2.99
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". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Blue Monk" and "Round Midnight". CD

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Thelonious MonkMonk's Dream ... CD
Columbia, 1963. Used ... $2.99
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". CD
(Out of print Columbia Jazz Masterpiece edition.)
Also available Monk's Dream (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Thelonious MonkMonk's Dream (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1963. Used ... $4.99
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". CD features 4 bonus tracks – all alternate takes from the album, 3 of which are previously unissued! CD
Also available Monk's Dream ... CD 2.99

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Thelonious MonkMonk's Mood (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... $9.99
69 songs over 4 disc spanning Monk's career between 1947 to 1955. CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMonk's Music (180 gram red vinyl pressing) (2021 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Riverside/Reel, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... On November 26, 2021
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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". (Note: This item is not for sale online until 7:00am on Saturday, November 27. 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 of Friday, November 26. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after 7:00am on November 27 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight red vinyl!)
Also available Monk's Music (with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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Thelonious MonkMonk's Music (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... $5.99
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". CD features 2 bonus tracks – alternates of "Off Minor" and "Crepuscule With Nellie". CD
(BMG club pressing.)

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Thelonious MonkMonk. ... CD
Columbia (France), 1964. Used ... $5.99
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". CD
(Small cutout hole through case and tray card.)
Also available Monk. (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 7.99

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Thelonious MonkMonk. (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1964. Used ... $7.99
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". 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.)
Also available Monk. ... CD 5.99

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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 MonkPiano Solo ... CD
Vogue/BMG (France), 1954. Used ... $4.99
Tracks include "Evidence", "We See", "Off Minor", "Hackensack", and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole, spine has a bit of wear.)

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

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Thelonious MonkStraight No Chaser (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1967. Used ... $4.99
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". Features previously unreleased versions of "Green Chimneys" and "I Didn't Know About You". CD

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Thelonious MonkStraight No Chaser – Music From The Motion Picture ... CD
Warner, Late 50s/Late 60s. Used ... $3.99
Thelonious Monk on piano – with Charlie Rouse, Wilbur Ware, Shadow Wilson, John Coltrane, Phil Woods, Johnny Griffin, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk – The Very Best ... CD
Blue Note, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $2.99
Includes the songs "Thelonious", "Ruby My Dear", "Well You Needn't", "In Walked Bud", "'Round Midnight", "Evidence", "Misterioso", "Epistrophy", "I Mean You", "Criss Cross", "Ask Me Now", "Straight No Chaser", and "Let's Cool One". CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Memorial Album – Classic Performances From His Prestige & Riverside Years 1952 to 1959 ... CD
Milestone, 1950s. Used ... $2.99
Features a variety of key Monk performances for Riverside Recordes – with tenor work from Sonny Rollins and Charlie Rouse, baritone from Pepper Adams and Gerry Mulligan, trombone from Eddie Bert, alto from Gigi Gryce, more tenor from Johnny Griffin, trumpet from Donald Byrd, bass from Wilbur Ware and Ahmed Abdul-Malik, and drums from Art Blakey and Art Taylor! CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall (Keepnews collection – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/Concord, 1959. Used ... $5.99
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! CD features 4 bonus tracks! CD
(Keepnews Collection pressing with 24 bit mastering and 4 bonus tracks.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1955. Used ... $2.99
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
(Disc has a few marks but plays fine.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane – Live At The Five Spot Discovery! ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $3.99
A rare glimpse of the Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane – recorded in Monk's home turf of The Five Spot by Coltrane's wife at the time! The recording was done on a portable tape recorder, but the overall quality is surprisingly strong – not in stereo, but with more than enough depth to capture the interplay between Monk and Coltrane in the more relaxed, open setting of the club. 3 of the tracks on the set are quite long – "Trinkle Trinkle", "In Walked Bud", and "I Mean You" – and they're complemented by 2 shorter tunes – "Epistrophy" and "Crepuscule With Nellie". Group features Roy Haynes on drums and Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkThis Is Jazz 5 – Thelonious Monk ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1960s. Used ... $2.99
Tracks include "Ruby, My Dear", "Bemsha Swing", "Blue Monk", "Straight, No Chaser", and "Misterioso" – to tracks total. CD

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Thelonious MonkUnderground ... CD
Columbia, 1968. Used ... $3.99
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
(Light notes in pen inside the booklet.)

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Thelonious MonkUnique Thelonious Monk ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1956. Used ... $7.99
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". CD

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Thelonious Monk Quartet with John ColtraneThelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $3.99
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

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkBig Band & Quartet In Concert (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1963. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A unique little album from Thelonious Monk – an early 60s live date that features a really cooking big band, plus some solo and quartet tracks as well! The bulk of the album's played by the big band – an unusual mix of players that includes Phil Woods on alto, Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Charlie Rouse on tenor, Thad Jones on cornet, Eddie Bert on trombone, and Nick Travis on trumpet – all cutting nicely angular lines under the direction of Monk's piano. The quartet material strips things down to a group with Rouse on tenor, Butch Warren on bass, and Frank Dunlop on drums – and one selection features Monk on solo piano. Titles include "I Mean You", "Oska T", "Four In One", "Darkness On The Delta", "Evidence", and "Played Twice". 2CD set features bonus tracks too – including "Bye Ya", "Misterioso", "Epistrophy", and "Light Blue" – 2 of which are additional quartet numbers. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkBrilliant Corners ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... 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
Also available Brilliant Corners ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLes Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sam Records/Saga, 1959. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare and unused soundtrack recording by Thelonious Monk – and a set of music that would be a standout in his catalog, even if it wasn't planned for a film! You probably know the Art Blakey soundtrack for the movie – which was the used and released version – and you might even know the Duke Jordan recording, too – but this batch of material is equally wonderful, and features an unusual quintet that has Monk's piano alongside the twin tenors of both Charlie Rouse and Barney Wilen – the latter of whom was such a key part of the French scene that gave the world the film in the late 50s. Other group members include Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and most numbers are reworkings of other Monk compositions, but done especially for the film – with titles that include "Six In One", "Light Blue", "By & By", "Ba Lue Bolivar Ba Lues Are", "Pannonica", "Well You Needn't", and "Rhythm-A-Ning" – all presented here in differing versions and mixes. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 ... CD 16.99

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

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLive In Stockholm 1961 ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1961. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 MonkMighty Monk (aka Brilliant Corners) ... LP
Riverside/ABC, 1967. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Personnel include Thelonious Monk on piano and celeste, Ernie Henry on alto sax, Sonny Rollins on tenor sax, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Max Roach on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMisterioso (Riverside) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... Temporarily 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 MonkParis At Midnight ... CD
BYG/Fuel 2000, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual live recording by Thelonious Monk – one recorded at the tail end of his famous quartet years on Columbia, but which features him leading an expanded nine-piece group for the date! Usual group members Charlie Rouse (tenor), Larry Gales (bass), and Ben Riley (drums) are expanded by the addition of Ray Copeland on trumpet, Johnny Griffin on tenor, Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, and Phil Woods on alto – all of whom join together in some nice angular readings of Monk classics that include "Epistrophy", "Evidence", "Blue Monk", and "Oska T". CD
(Out of print. Still sealed with a small cutout hole through the case.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... Temporarily 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
Also available Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall (Keepnews collection – with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkUnique Thelonious Monk (photo cover) ... 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
(White & blue label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl is nice and clean, but has a click on "Darn That Dream". Cover has light wear, and a small bit of splitting on the bottom – but is nice too.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkAbsolutely Essential Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Big 3 (UK), Late 40s/1950s. Used 3 CD's ... Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Well You Needn't", "Ruby My Dear", "Misterioso", "Eronel", "Hackensack", "Bye-Ya", and "Epistrophy" – 45 cuts in all. CD
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkEpistrophy ... LP
Affinity (UK), 1970. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Live sides capturing Monk late in his career. Longtime sideman Charlie Rouse is here on tenor, and Larry Gales and Ben Riley fill out the rhythm section. The group really stretches ou t on the more-or-les standard "Sweet & Lovely", and run through shorter takes of Monk classics "Off Minor", "Crepuscule With Nelly" and "Epistrophy" on the b-side. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Portuguese pressing on Yes To Jazz. Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLive At The Jazz Workshop – Complete ... CD
Columbia, 1964. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of prime Columbia-era Monk – captured here in a live setting with Charlie Rouse, Larry Gales, and Ben Riley. This two disc set features loads of previously unreleased material and offers a great snapshot on this important group. Tracks include "Don't Blame Me", "Evidence", "Epistrophy", "Bright Mississippi", "Nutty", "Straight, No Chaser", "Hackensack", and "Misterioso" – 26 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkPiano Solos ... LP
Everest, 1954. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Round About Midnight", "Reflections", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Off Minor" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue. Cover has light staining on the bottom seam and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Himself (Keepnews collection – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic outing of solo piano by Thelonious Monk – a format that wasn't used often, but which always made for some really compelling work! Monk in this mode is often different than the bolder leader of a trio or larger group – and there's a more introspective quality to the record that we really like – a sound that's sometimes tentative, then sometimes pushing forward with strength – almost more human than on some of his other efforts of the late 50s. John Coltrane makes a surprising appearance on the last track – "Monk's Mood" – and other titles include "April In Paris", "Ghost Of A Chance", "Functional", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", "I Should Care", "'Round Midnight", and "All Alone". Features bonus tracks "Monks' Mood (false start)", "Ghost Of A Chance (take 5)" & "I Should Care (takes 1 & 2)". CD
(Small cutout hole through rear case and tray card.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk 1963 – In Japan ... CD
KEM/Fourstar, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
Thelonious Monk on piano, Charlie Rouse on trumpet, Butch Warren on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk In Tokyo ... CD
Sony, 1963. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Rare live material by Monk – recorded in Tokyo in 1963, and featuring the classic Columbia quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor, Butch Warren on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums. Rouse is especially wonderful, and he gets a lot of freedom on the record to work out these complicated solos that differ from some of his tighter work on some of the Monk studio albums of the time. The set covers 2 LPs – and titles include "Panonica", "Evidence", "Bemsha Swing", "Epistrophy", "Hackensack", and "Blue Monk". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Trio ... LP
Prestige, 1952/1954. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A mid 50s LP that compiles two different Monk sessions from the early 50s – both of which were originally issued as eps. The first set features trio recordings with Art Blakey or Max Roach on drums and Gary Mapp on bass – on versions of "Trinkle Tinkle", "Monk's Dream", "Bye Ya", and "Little Rootie Tootie". The other set features a trio from 1954, with Art Blakey on drums and Percy Heath on bass – on two tracks: "Blue Monk" and "Just A Gigolo". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Thelonious Monk with John ColtraneComplete Live At The Five Spot 1958 ... CD
Phoenix, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Thelonious Monk on piano, Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass & Roy Haynes on drums. CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkPalo Alto – The Custodians Mix (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Universal/Impulse, 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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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 MonkMonk In France (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
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.)

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Soesja CitroenSoesja Citroen Sings Thelonious Monk ... CD
Turning Point/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $16.99
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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Fred HerschThelonious – Fred Hersch Plays Monk ... CD
Nonesuch, 1998. Used ... $9.99
A solo piano session – includes "In Walked Bud", "Crepuscle with Nellie/Reflections", "Evidence", "Five Views of Misterioso", and "Bemsha Swing". CD
(Out of print, slipcover has light wear.)

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Milt JacksonMemories Of Thelonious Sphere Monk – Milt Jackson In London ... LP
Pablo, 1982. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Milt plays mostly Monk – recorded live at Ronnie Scotts, with Ray Brown on bass, Monty Alexander on piano, and Mickey Roker on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear.)

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

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VariousThat's The Way I Feel Right Now – A Tribute To Thelonious Monk ... LP
A&M, 1984. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
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 light wear, some marker on the front and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Teodross AveryHarlem Stories – The Music Of Thelonious Monk ... CD
WJ3, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Paul MotianMonk In Motian ... CD
JMT/Winter & Winter (Germany), 1988. Used ... $11.99
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

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Jimmy OwensMonk Project ... CD
IPO Recordings, 2011. Used ... $11.99
Trumpeter Jimmy Owens always has something wonderful going on – a hell of a great player, and one who's grabbed our ears right from the start of his career with a string of memorable recordings! Yet somehow, in these later years, he seems even more inventive than ever – willing to try new things and start new projects, at a time when so many other older players might just be content to settle into more easygoing modes. After some recent work on the music of Thad Jones and Tom McIntosh, Owens turns his talents to this hip Monk Project – a recasting of Thelonious Monk compositions in new arrangements by Jimmy – put together in ways that really sparkle with soul, and take the tunes in some great new directions – still respecting their roots, but bringing in a warmth that we really love – all a great reminder that Monk intended these tunes not as strict compositions, but as a framework for new exploration. Of course, the group players are a big part of the sound here – and include Wycliffe Gordon on trombone, Marcus Strickland on tenor, Howard Johnson on baritone, Kenny Barron on piano, Kenny Davis on bass, and Winard Harper on drums – on titles that include "Blue Monk", "Stuffy Turkey", "Let's Cool One", "Reflections", "Brilliant Corners", and "Espistrophy". CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some edgewear.)

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Bud PowellPortrait Of Thelonious (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1961. Used ... $8.99
Quite an interesting session from Bud Powell – a tribute to Thelonious Monk, recorded in Paris in 1961, but not issued until 1965, shortly before his death. Cannonball Adderley was the producer on the session, and it's got the same sort of groundbreaking approach as some of the other Cannonball-produced albums for Riverside from the same stretch – a bit more farther reaching than the players' work in an ordinary setting. Powell's take on the Monk sound is a very unusual one – a bit more fragile and tentative than Monk's own interpretations of the material, but performed with an equal commitment to a modern sound overall. Backing is from Kenny Clarke on drums and Pierre Michelot on bass – and titles include "No Name Blues", "Ruby My Dear", "Off Minor", "Squatty", and "Thelonious". CD
(Out of print, late 90s remastered edition.)

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Wadada Leo SmithSolo – Reflections & Meditations On Monk ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2017. Used ... $13.99
Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith never fails to blow us away – and even though he's captured our ear with recent higher-concept projects or other group work, he sounds equally mindblowing here in a completely solo setting! As you'd guess from the title, the set's based around the musical vision of Thelonious Monk – territory not often explored on solo trumpet, and handled beautifully here by Smith – both on his long extrapolations based on Monk's compositions, and on his own tunes dedicated to Monk – which are these bold, brilliant paintings in sound that the legendary pianist would have been proud to hear. We're not sure what's in the water over at Smith's house, but he's really had this amazing blossom of fresh creativity in recent years – as you'll hear on his compositions here, entitled "Monk & His Five Point Ring At The Five Spot Cafe", "Monk & Bud Powell At Shea Stadium", and "Adagio Monkishness – A Cinematic Vision Of Monk Playing Solo" – alongside versions of Monk tunes that include "Ruby My Dear", "Reflections", "Round Midnight", and "Crepuscule With Nellie". CD

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Alexander Von SchlippenbachLight Blue – Schlippenbach Plays Monk ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1996. New Copy ... $16.99
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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✨✧ Stan Tracey & Bobby WellinsTracey/Wellins Play Monk ... CD
Resteamed (UK), 2006. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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Art BlakeyKen Burns Jazz ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s-1960s. Used ... $2.99
Art Blakey on drums with Clifford Brown, Kenny Dorham, Bill Hardman, Freddie Hubbard, Wynton Marsalis, and Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Lou Donaldson, Bobby Watson on alto saxophone, Benny Golson, Johnny Griffin, Hank Mobley, Bill Pierce, and Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone, Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Bobby Timmons, Cedar Walton, and James Williams on piano, Spanky DeBrest, Charles Fambrough, Jymie Merritt, Curly Russell, Doug Watkins, and Reggie Workman on bass. 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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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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Ornette ColemanBeauty Is A Rare Thing – Complete Atlantic recordings (6CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Early 60s. Used 6 CD + Book ... $49.99
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. A great copy – super clean with almost no shelf wear, just a small peeled spot over the barcode and a lightly bumped corner.)

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John ColtraneAnother Side Of John Coltrane ... CD
Prestige/Craft, Late 50s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
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
Also available Another Side Of John Coltrane (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP 28.99

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John ColtraneAnother Side Of John Coltrane (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Prestige/Craft, Late 50s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 34.99
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. 2LP set features bonus tracks – "Nutty" by Thelonious Monk, and "Birk's Works" by Red Garland. LP, Vinyl record album
(The double vinyl pressing includes two tracks not included on the CD or digital editions!)
Also available Another Side Of John Coltrane ... CD 14.99

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John ColtraneJohn Coltrane & The Jazz Giants ... CD
Prestige, Late 50s. Used ... $3.99
Plenty of jazz giants here – some of the biggest heavyweights of John Coltrane's generation, working here either as leaders of the dates, or sidemen on some of Coltrane's earliest recordings for Prestige! The package features material originally issued under the names of Miles Davis, Tadd Dameron, Red Garland, and Thelonious Monk – with other tracks headed by Coltrane himself – a great collection of Prestige sides that runs for over an hour in length. Players include Garland or Monk on piano, Davis on trumpet, Donald Byrd or Wilbur Harden on trumpets, Paul Chambers or Wilbur Ware on bass, and Jimmy Cobb or Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Airegin", "Mating Call", "Monk's Mood", "Soft Lights & Sweet Music", "Russian Lullaby", "Lover", "Billie's Bounce", "Invitation", "Trinkle Trinkle", and "I Love You". CD

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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.)

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Miles DavisBluing – Miles Davis Plays The Blues ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1950s. Used ... $3.99
With Walter Bishop Jr, Art Blakey, Ray Bryant, Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke, John Coltrane, Tommy Flanagan, Red Garland, Percy Heath, Milt Jackson, JJ Johnson, Philly Joe Jones, Jackie McLean, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson, Tommy Potter, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Arthur Taylor, and Lucky Thompson. CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Thulani DavisNothing But The Music ... Book
Blank Forms, 2021. New Copy ... $15.99 20.00
Fantastic work from an overlooked poet – one who takes up music as her subject matter throughout this collection of work – with individual pieces on Roscoe Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, the Bad Brains, Thelonious Monk, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and other key figures in music from the farther side of the spectrum! The poems are wonderful – personal and immediate, and often not nearly as heady as some of the subject matter – which almost makes Davis' writing a great bridge to understanding, especially as the work is often delivered with this sense of immediate observation that historicizes moments of creativity, both hers and the artists within. It's a bit hard to describe the strength of this book in words, but the power leaps from the page right away – given some brief commentary in additional text from Tobi Haslett and Jessica Hagedorn. Book

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FatlipLoneliest Punk ... LP
Delicious Vinyl/ORG, 2005. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
The debut solo set from Fatlip – a record that showed the world that he maybe had even more to offer on his own than as a member of Pharcyde! The title might seem strange, but it's a play on the name Thelonious Monk – and that sort of wordcraft is key to the album's strength – as Fatlip works with self-deprecating wit and occasional heart-on-the-sleeve confessionals – set to production by J Swift, Edy Crahp, and Squeak E Clean – and some occasional beats by the 45 King! Tracks include "Fat Leezy", "First Heat", "The Bassline", "Today's Your Day" feat Chali 2na, "Joe's Turkey", "I Got Sh*t", "Writer's Block", "MIA", "The Story Of Us", "All On A Fly", "Freaky Pumps" feat Shock G & Humpty Hump, and "Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Hasaan Ibn Ali (Hasaan)Metaphysics – The Lost Atlantic Album ... CD
Atlantic/Omnivore, 1965. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A lost jazz treasure from one of the most enigmatic pianists of the 60s – the legendary Hasaan, who recorded famously with Max Roach on Atlantic Records, but who also left behind this rare session that's never seen the light of day until now! Hasaan hails from Philly, where he was a player who'd made huge waves in that city, with a technique that rivaled the modernism of Elmo Hope or Herbie Nichols – but a musician who rarely ever got exposure outside of the city, which is what makes this album so essential! Even more essential is the fact that the set features work from a very young Odean Pope on tenor – really sounding tremendous here next to Hasaan – maybe the Charlie Rouse to his Thelonious Monk, although both musicians work in territory that's even more mindblowing! All titles here are originals by Ali, filled with all these amazing changes and angles – driven forth even more strongly by the work of Art Davis on bass and Kali Madi on drums – on tunes that include "True Train", "Richard May Love Give Powell", "Atlantic Ones", "Viceroy", "El Hasaan", "Epitome", and "Metaphysics". Album also features three shorter alternates of titles on the record. CD

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Hasaan Ibn Ali (Hasaan)Metaphysics – The Lost Atlantic Album ... LP
Atlantic/Omnivore, 1965. New Copy ... About November 1, 2021
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A lost jazz treasure from one of the most enigmatic pianists of the 60s – the legendary Hasaan, who recorded famously with Max Roach on Atlantic Records, but who also left behind this rare session that's never seen the light of day until now! Hasaan hails from Philly, where he was a player who'd made huge waves in that city, with a technique that rivaled the modernism of Elmo Hope or Herbie Nichols – but a musician who rarely ever got exposure outside of the city, which is what makes this album so essential! Even more essential is the fact that the set features work from a very young Odean Pope on tenor – really sounding tremendous here next to Hasaan – maybe the Charlie Rouse to his Thelonious Monk, although both musicians work in territory that's even more mindblowing! All titles here are originals by Ali, filled with all these amazing changes and angles – driven forth even more strongly by the work of Art Davis on bass and Kali Madi on drums – on tunes that include "True Train", "Richard May Love Give Powell", "Atlantic Ones", "Viceroy", "El Hasaan", "Epitome", and "Metaphysics". Album also features three shorter alternates of titles on the record. LP, Vinyl record album
(Restock dates TBA.)
Also available Metaphysics – The Lost Atlantic Album ... CD 15.99

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ICP OrchestraLive At The Bimhuis ... CD
ICP (Netherlands), 2008. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
No matter what the lineup, the ICP Orchestra always has a way of making a special sort of magic of their own – blending song structure with very dynamic improvisation – at a level that often makes the end result of the group's music feel like much more than just the sum of its parts! Here, the group explodes a familiar Thelonious Monk composition at the start of the set, then takes off into even more wonderful material based around song structures by Misha Mengelberg – the pianist whose participation in the project has guided things strongly for decades! Other players here include Michael Moore on alto, Ab Bars and Tobias Delius on tenor – all three of whom also play clarinet – plus Wolter Wierbos on trombone, Thomas Heberer on trumpet, Erns Glerum on bass, Han Bennink on drums, and Tristan Honsinger on cello. The mix of dynamic group energy and sensitive individual expression is wonderful – and titles include "Jackying", "Rollo 2", "Met", "Reef", "Misha Pass The Donkey", "Jaolers Ik", and a version of the Herbie Nichols tune "Change Of Season". CD

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Steve LacyStraight Horn Of Steve Lacy ... CD
Candid (UK), 1960. Used ... $9.99
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
(Cutout notch through booklet and tray card.)

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Carmen McRaeGreat American Songbook – Recorded Live At Donte's ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
The title sounds a bit ambitious, but the album's actually a great intimate date from Carmen McRae – a beautifully-recorded small combo performance – caught live at Donte's in LA, with a sound that hearkens back to some of Carmen's best work of the 50s! The format is spare and simple – backing by a quartet that features Joe Pass on guitar, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Chuck Domanico on bass, and Chuck Flores on drums – all grooving with a light and lively touch behind Carmen's wonderful vocals – served up here with a lot more freedom than she was getting on most of her studio dates from the time. The "great American songbook" is really just a catch-all for a very wide variety of work included on the record – and the album's hardly the staid "songbook" sort of album you'd guess from the title. Instead, Carmen really opens herself up to a lot of great tunes, from classic to contemporary – with titles that include "Three Little Words", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "The Ballad Of Thelonious Monk", "Behind The Face", "Sunday", "Day By Day", "If The Moon Turns Green", "At Long Last Love", and "A Song For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially split spine and some light wear on the bottom seam.)

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Charlie ParkerBest Of Charlie Parker – 20th Century Masters Millennium Collection ... CD
Universal, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $2.99
A nice little collection of Mercury and Clef sides that features Bird with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, and others. CD

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Charlie ParkerBird – Original Recordings Of Charlie Parker ... CD
Verve/Polygram, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $2.99
Featuring Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Red Rodney, Thelonious Monk and Lester Young. CD
(Out of print.)

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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, booklet has some age spot.)

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Charles PillowChamber Jazz ... CD
Summit, 2020. Used ... $6.99
A large ensemble heavy on brass and strings – tracks are a mix of original compositions and pieces by Hermeto Pascoal, Tony Williams, and Thelonious Monk. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Qualiton Jazz EnsembleModern Jazz ... LP
Qualiton (Hungary), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $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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Aki TakaseSomething Sweet Something Tender ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2007. New Copy ... $16.99
A set that's maybe not as sweet as you'd guess from the title – as pianist Aki Takase plays solo, often with all these sharp, angular edges – as she makes her way through a host of great original material, plus well-selected tunes from Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, Carla Bley, and Eric Dolphy! At times, there's plenty of Monk in the music – but other moments open up with that subtle darkness that makes Takase such a distinct pianist, especially at this point in her career – doing a heck of a lot with a little, but also bursting out with dynamic moments that also remind us of her command of the keyboard. Titles include "Globe Unity", "The Sphinx", "Walking Batterie Woman", "Intermission Music", "57577", "More Than Truly", "So Long Mr T Shimizu", "Hinter Meinem Rucken", and "Locomotive". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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✨✧ VariousBebop Spoken Here (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s. Used 4CD ... $11.99
Music from Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra, the Tiny Grimes Quintet, the Dizzie Gillespie Sextet, Charlie Parker's Reboppers, the Stan Getz Quartet, the Bud Powell Trio, the Miles Davis All Stars, Fats Navarro, Art Blakey's Messengers, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, and more. CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase and large booklet.)

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Ken Burns Jazz ... CD
Columbia, 1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $1.99
Includes tracks Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane. CD

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VariousBlue Note Perfect Takes (CD & DVD) ... CD
Blue Note, 1950s/1960s. Used CD & DVD ... $18.99
Music from Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Hank Mobley, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Burrell, Joe Henderson, Donald Byrd, Wayne Shorter, Art Blakey, and Jimmy Smith – plus a DVD containing interviews with Rudy Van Gelder. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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