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Monk's Mood

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Monk's Mood
Monk's Mood


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.


  1. Name
  2. Humph
  3. Evonce
  4. Suburban Eyes
  5. Thelonious
  6. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  7. Ruby My Dear
  8. Well You Needn't
  9. April in Paris
  10. Introspection
  11. Off Minor
  12. In Walked Bud
  13. Monk's Mood
  14. Who Knows
  15. Round About Midnight
  16. All the Things You Are
  17. I Should Care
  18. Evidence
  19. Misterioso
  20. Misterioso (Alt-Take)
  21. Epistrophy
  22. I Mean You
  23. Four in One
  24. Four in One (Alt. Take)
  25. Criss Cross
  26. Eronel
  27. Straight No Chaser
  28. Ask Me Now
  29. Willow Weep for Me
  30. Skippy
  31. Hornin' in
  32. Carolina Moon
  33. Let's Cool One
  34. I'll Follow You
  35. Little Rootie Tootie
  36. Sweet and Lovely
  37. Bye-Ya
  38. Monk's Dream
  39. Trinkle, Tinkle
  40. These Foolish Things
  41. Bemsha Swing
  42. Reflections
  43. Let's Call This
  44. Think of One
  45. Think of One (Take 2)
  46. Friday the 13th
  47. Wee See
  48. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  49. Locomotive
  50. Hackensack
  51. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  52. Manganese (Wee See)
  53. Portrait of an Ermite (Reflections)
  54. Off Minor
  55. Eronel
  56. Well You Needn't
  57. 'Round About Midnight
  58. Reflections (Evidence)
  59. Work
  60. Nutty
  61. Blue Monk
  62. Just a Gigolo
  63. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  64. Sophisticated Lady
  65. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
  66. Black and Tan Fantasy
  67. Mood Indigo
  68. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
  69. Solitude
  70. Caravan
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