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  • Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane Quick View

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    Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane

    Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane is a 1961 album by Thelonious Monk issued on Jazzland Records, a subsidiary of Riverside Records. It consists of material recorded four years earlier when Monk worked extensively with John Coltrane, issued after Coltrane had become a leader and jazz star in his own right.


    Thelonious Monk - piano

    John Coltrane - tenor saxophone

    Ray Copeland - trumpet on Off Minor and Epistrophy

    Gigi Gryce - alto saxophone on Off Minor and Epistrophy

    Coleman Hawkins - tenor saxophone on Off Minor and Epistrophy

    Wilbur Ware - bass

    Shadow Wilson - drums on Ruby, My Dear, Trinkle, Tinkle, and Nutty

    Art Blakey - drums on Off Minor and Epistrophy

    Ruby, My Dear
    Trinkle, Tinkle
    Off Minor
    Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane
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  • The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings (Box Set) The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings (Box Set) Quick View

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    The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings (Box Set)

    For just a few months in 1957, two of the greatest musicians in history - Thelonious Monk (a seasoned master) and John Coltrane (a rising star) - recorded together in a studio. This deluxe 3-LP, 180-gram vinyl box set captures all of those sessions in chronological order. Originally released on CD, this edition features newly remastered audio from the original analog sources. An accompanying booklet offers an insightful essay by the late Orrin Keepnews, who produced the original sessions.
    LP 1
    1. Monk's Mood [False Start]
    2. Monk's Mood
    3. Crepuscule With Nellie [Take 1]
    4. Crepuscule With Nellie [Take 2]

    5. Crepuscule With Nellie [Breakdown]

    6. Blues For Tomorrow [Stereo]
    7. Crepuscule With Nellie [Edit / Retakes 4 & 5]

    LP 2
    1. Crepuscule With Nellie [Retake 6]
    2. Off Minor [Take 4]

    3. Off Minor [Take 5]

    4. Abide With Me [Take 1]

    5. Abide With Me

    6. Epistrophy [Short Version]
    7. Epistrophy

    8. Well, You Needn't [Opening]

    LP 2
    1. Well, You Needn't
    2. Ruby, My Dear

    3. Ruby, My Dear

    4. Nutty

    5. Trinkle, Tinkle

    Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Unique Thelonious Monk The Unique Thelonious Monk Quick View

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    The Unique Thelonious Monk

    Thelonious Monk's second album for Riverside continued the label's initial plant to broaden his audience by the use of recognizable standard tunes instead of his somewhat frightening originals. Thelonious's uncompromising performances, major-league support from Art Blakey and Oscar Pettiford, and strong material all helped turn this concept into lastingly superior jazz. Particularly notable are his sharp thrusts of humor on such well-worn pieces as Honeysuckle Rose and Tea for Two. The album's impact was strengthened by one of the most unique covers ever devised, Riverside actually went so far as to print quantities of almost postage-sized Monk stamps.
    1. Liza (All the Cloud'll Roll Away)
    2. Memories of You
    3. Honeysuckle Rose
    4. Darn That Dream
    5. Tea for Two
    6. You are too Beautiful
    7. Just You, Just Me
    Thelonious Monk
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  • Mulligan Meets Monk Mulligan Meets Monk Quick View

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    Mulligan Meets Monk

    Three decades ago, when Riverside paired Thelonious Monk and Gerry Mulligan on this album, it seemed a daring move. These two appeared to represent opposite ends of the jazz spectrum, separated by geography (East Coast and West) as much as by style (bop vs. cool). Actually, it was a rather safe project: producer Orrin Keepnews had learned that the two men were friends; even more importantly, it is now clear that both were the kind of revolutionaries who had substantial (and not dissimilar) respect for jazz tradition. The album was, as advertised, a meeting of giants, but its most lasting value may be as proof that there was a strong bond connecting theoretically opposing forms of early modern jazz.
    1.'Round Midnight
    2. Rhythm-a-ning
    3. Sweet And Lovely
    4. Decidedly
    5. Straight, No Chaser
    6. I Mean You
    Thelonious Monk & Gerry Mulligan
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  • Monk's Music Monk's Music Quick View

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    Monk's Music

    Special Vinyl Reissue

    This Is One Of Monk's Pivotal Recordings And Is An Essential Addition To All Jazz Collections.

    Monk's Music is often cited as one of the focal points of Thelonious Monk's six-year affiliation (1955-1961) with the Riverside label. Although the original
    disc clocked in at slightly over 30 minutes, packed into that half hour are not only the introduction of a few of Monk's signature compositions, but also
    some amazing interactions from the assembled ensemble. Joining Thelonious Monk (piano) during these two recording sessions are Ray Copeland
    (trumpet), Gigi Gryce (alto sax), Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Wilbur Ware (bass), and Art Blakey (drums).
    This special vinyl re-issue of Monk's classic album is not to be missed!

    Thelonious Monk: the legendary jazz pianist and composer, considered one of the giants of American music.

    1. Abide With Me
    2. Well You Needn't
    3. Ruby My Dear
    4. Off Minor
    5. Epistrophy
    6. Crepuscule With Nellie
    Thelonious Monk
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  • In Orbit In Orbit Quick View

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    In Orbit

    A great Bop album full of firsts and rarities: Thelonious Monk's only Riverside appearance as a sideman; the first of trumpeter Terry's many recordings on flugelhorn; the first of a great many Riverside dates for the great bassist Sam Jones; and the only occasion on which Monk and drummer Philly Joe Jones recorded together. Key tracks are "One Foot in The Gutter", "Argentina" and the only track by Monk, "Let's Cool One".
    1. In Orbit
    2. One Foot in the Gutter
    3. Trust in Me
    4. Let's Cool One
    5. Pea-Eye
    6. Argentina
    7. Moonlight Fiesta
    8. Buck's Business
    9. Very Near Blue
    10. Flugelin' the Blues
    Clark Terry
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  • In Italy In Italy Quick View

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    In Italy

    Featuring standout renditions of Straight, No Chaser, Bemsha Swing, and Rhythm-A-Ning, In Italy captures pianist/composer Thelonious Monk
    flexing his trademark idiosyncratic chops on what would be his final recording for the Riverside label. Cut live in concert while on an extensive European
    tour, this set from 1961 serves as a final reminder of the legendary catalog Monk built while recording for Riverside and hinted at the genius yet to be
    recorded. Accompanied by tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, bassist John Ore, and drummer Frankie Dunlop, Monk shines here, turning in more of the
    style the set him apart from his peers as an individualistic player capable of consistently expressive, stylistic and sophisticated performances.
    1. Jackie-ing
    2. Epistrophy
    3. Body And Soul
    4. Straight, No Chaser
    5. Bemsha Swing
    6. San Francisco Holiday
    7. Crepuscule With Nellie
    8. Rhythm-A-Ning
    Thelonious Monk
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  • Plays Duke Ellington Plays Duke Ellington Quick View

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    Plays Duke Ellington

    It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
    Sophisticated Lady
    I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
    Black and Tan Fantasy
    Mood Indigo
    I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
    Thelonious Monk
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  • Thelonious Alone In San Francisco (Out Of Stock) Thelonious Alone In San Francisco (Out Of Stock) Quick View


    Thelonious Alone In San Francisco (Out Of Stock)

    The varied catalog of memorable Riverside albums by Thelonious Monk includes two solo-piano efforts. Producer Orrin Keepnews remembers them as equally successful but strikingly different projects. The 1957 Thelonious Himself was recorded in New York on three separate nights and involved much creative ferment and many re-takes. This album was accomplished with remarkable ease in Northern California two years later, in two brief sessions on consecutive afternoons (one preceded by lunch at a family-style Italian restaurant), with only one of the ten selections (a totally unfamiliar old pop tune arbitrarily chosen at the last moment) requiring more than one take.

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    1. Blue Monk
    2. Ruby, My Dear
    3. Round Lights
    4. Everything Happens To Me
    5. You Took The Words Right Out Of My Heart
    6. BlueHawk
    7. Pannonica
    8. Remember
    9. There's Danger In Your Eyes, Cherie (Take 2)
    10. Reflections
    Thelonious Monk
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
  • The Kerry Dancers & Other Swinging Folk (Out Of Stock) The Kerry Dancers & Other Swinging Folk (Out Of Stock) Quick View


    The Kerry Dancers & Other Swinging Folk (Out Of Stock)

    A musician with a penchant for variety and surprise, Johnny Griffin has provided plenty of both through his long career. This 1961 quartet album found the master tenor saxophonist exploring the possibilities in four familiar folk songs, three original compositions and a standard song, Hush-a-Bye, based on a classical piece. To all of them Griffin applied his magisterial tone, vital imagination and ability to extract the greatest meaning from any harmonic structure. His companions in the adventure were Barry Harris, who was virtually the Riverside Records house pianist during this period; Ron Carter, a bassist of steadily increasing importance; and Ben Riley, then working with Sonny Rollins and soon to become Thelonious Monks drummer. It is unlikely that any group of Scottish singers ever performed Green Grow the Rushes with energy like Griffins.

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    1. The Kerry Dancers
    2. Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair
    3. Green Grow The Rushes
    4. The Londonderry Air
    5. 24 1/2 Daze
    6. Oh, Now I See
    7. Hush-A-Bye
    8. Ballad for Monsieur

    Johnny Griffin
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin 45 RPM Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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