Monk's Mood

Thelonious Monk

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4
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2-5 days
Genre
Jazz
Label
Proper Box
Released
January 23, 2006

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

An instantly identifiable sound is the trademark of all the great instrumentalists in jazz. Recognition of those rare, singular voices has always been rather immediate, but none more so than with Thelonious Sphere Monk, who was without a doubt, one of jazz' great instrumental stylists as well as one of the music's most gifted composers. A few bars of Monk's superbly idiosyncratic piano and there is little doubt as to the identity of the player. The same applies to Monk's compositions, even if performed by another instrumentalist or ensemble. Yet Monk's work was long neglected and although a small coterie of musicians including Coleman Hawkins, Mary Lou Williams, Bud Powell, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker recognised his talents from the beginning, Monk laboured in relative solitude during much of his most creative period.
This box set spans Monk's work and recorded output over three of the most noteworthy record labels he was involved with, consecutively:
Blue Note - As far as his compositions are concerned, Monk recorded his most important body of work during his five-year association with the Blue Note label.
Prestige - where he recorded some fine work with the likes of tenorist Sonny Rollins.
Riverside - which resulted in the album "Monk Plays Duke Ellington", a trio date on which Monk presented an all-Ellington repertoire. Monk launched one of the great jazz labels in jazz history, while Riverside launched the crucial successful part of Thelonious Monk's, until this point, seriously overlooked recording career.

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Key Value
Catalogue number PROPERBOX101
Barcode 0805520021012
Number of items 4
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 216g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Humph -
2. Evonce -
3. Suburban Eyes -
4. Thelonious -
5. Nice Work If You Can Get It -
6. Ruby My Dear -
7. Well You Needn't -
8. April in Paris -
9. Introspection -
10. Off Minor -
11. In Walked Bud -
12. Monk's Mood -
13. Who Knows -
14. Round About Midnight -
15. All the Things You Are -
16. I Should Care -
17. Evidence -
18. Misterioso -
19. Misterioso (Alt-Take) -
20. Epistrophy -
21. I Mean You -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Four in One -
2. Four in One (Alt. Take) -
3. Criss Cross -
4. Eronel -
5. Straight No Chaser -
6. Ask Me Now -
7. Willow Weep for Me -
8. Skippy -
9. Hornin' in -
10. Carolina Moon -
11. Let's Cool One -
12. I'll Follow You -
13. Little Rootie Tootie -
14. Sweet and Lovely -
15. Bye-Ya -
16. Monk's Dream -
17. Trinkle, Tinkle -
18. These Foolish Things -
19. Bemsha Swing -
20. Reflections -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Let's Call This -
2. Think of One -
3. Think of One (Take 2) -
4. Friday the 13th -
5. Wee See -
6. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes -
7. Locomotive -
8. Hackensack -
9. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes -
10. Manganese (Wee See) -
11. Portrait of an Ermite (Reflections) -
12. Off Minor -
13. Eronel -
14. Well You Needn't -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. 'Round About Midnight -
2. Reflections (Evidence) -
3. Work -
4. Nutty -
5. Blue Monk -
6. Just a Gigolo -
7. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) -
8. Sophisticated Lady -
9. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) -
10. Black and Tan Fantasy -
11. Mood Indigo -
12. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart -
13. Solitude -
14. Caravan -