THELONIOUS MONK QUARTET - MONK'S DREAM

THELONIOUS MONK QUARTET

MONK'S DREAM

1LP

Monk's Dream is the first album jazz musician Thelonious Monk released on Columbia Records. Jazz scholars and enthusiasts alike also heralded this combo as the best Monk had been involved with for several years.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
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Catalog # : MOVLP842Format : 1 LP, 180 gramReleasedate : 2014-04-14
Barcode : 8718469533367Sleeve : 3mmOriginal Release : 1963 

Side A

1. Monk 's Dream
2. Body And Soul
3. Sweet Georgia Brown
4. Five Spot Blues

Side B

1. Bolivar Blues
2. Just A Gigolo
3. Bye-Ya
4. Sweet And Lovely

Monk's Dream is the first album jazz musician Thelonious Monk released on Columbia Records. It was recorded in 4 days in autumn 1962 and issued a year later. The Thelonious Monk Quartet consisted of Monk (piano), Charlie Rouse (tenor sax), John Ore (bass), and Frankie Dunlop (drums). Jazz scholars and enthusiasts alike also heralded this combo as the best Monk had been involved with for several years. Although he would perform and record supported by various other musicians, the tight dimensions that these four shared has rarely been equaled in any genre.

On tracks such as "Five Spot Blues" and "Bolivar Blues," Rouse and Dunlop demonstrate their uncanny abilities by squeezing in well-placed instrumental fills, while never getting hit by the unpredictable rhythmic frisbees being tossed about by Monk. Augmenting the six quartet recordings are two solo sides: "Just a Gigolo" and "Body and Soul." Most notable about Monk's solo work is how much he retained the same extreme level of intuition throughout the nearly two decades that separate these recordings from his initial renderings in the late '40s.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl