Thelonious Monk

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As influential as he proved to be during the final decades of his lifetime, it appears that Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917-82) has only gained greater stature in the years since his death. Once considered too eccentric and complex to be appreciated by listeners and other musicians, Monk has become a standard of excellence, as both composer and soloist, for those who seek to extend the jazz tradition.

While born in North Carolina, Monk moved to the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan at age four, making him in effect a native New Yorker. He heard and absorbed the music of Duke Ellington and such masters of the stride piano style as James P. Johnson and Willie "The Lion" Smith; and he toured as a teenager with an evangelist, sounding according to his future champion Mary Lou Williams like Teddy Wilson at the time. By 1936 he was back in New York, where he spent the next several years playing a variety of jobs. The most important was his tenure as house pianist at Minton's, the legendary Harlem club where drummer Kenny Clarke was also in the band and young musicians like Charlie Christian and Dizzy Gillespie liked to show up for after-hours jamming. The exchange of ideas that took place in these sessions led to the style later known as bebop. Monk was a central contributor to this process, and also the champion of the pianist who would become emblematic of the style, Bud Powell.

Monk's ideas regarding tonality, accent, dissonance, and space were not typically boppish, however; and, except for a 1944 session with Coleman Hawkins where he made his debut, he was not recorded as quickly as the other modernists. As a composer, however, Monk made his presence felt with works like "'Round Midnight," "Epistrophy," and "Off Minor," all of which were recorded before Monk obtained his first session as a leader in 1947. Over the next several years, Monk continued to produce new pieces and new recordings that only solidified his reputation as a difficult and iconoclastic figure. After taking an unwarranted drug rap rather than informing on a friend, he lost his New York cabaret card and had to confine much of his playing to his kitchen (where young acolytes like Sonny Rollins rehearsed).

In 1955, Monk's fortunes took a significant turn when he signed with Riverside Records. In a series of albums that quickly came to feature his music, as well as the best players of the period (including Rollins, John Coltrane, and Monk's former boss Hawkins), the profundity of Monk's music finally grew to be appreciated. Once he obtained reinstatement of his cabaret card in 1957, he began an extended stay at the Five Spot with a quartet featuring Coltrane that was hailed as the most profound meeting of jazz giants since Gillespie and Charlie Parker.

Over the next 15 years, Monk became an international jazz star, touring frequently with a quartet that, after Coltrane, featured Johnny Griffin and (for more than a decade) Charlie Rouse. He also made brilliant solo recordings and led large ensembles in Town Hall and Philharmonic Hall concerts of his music that resulted in live recordings. After touring with a Giants of Jazz sextet that also featured his old friends Gillespie and Art Blakey, Monk withdrew from the public eye and spent the final decade of his life in seclusion. His music continued to gain popularity, however, and shows no sign of losing its influence as younger musicians continue to mine his ideas for further inspiration.

Photo & bio courtesy of Concord Music Group

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ALL MONK - slipcase (containing 4 multipacks)

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30/06/2017
Concord Records
UPC 00600753270660
IN OCCASIONE DEL CENTENARIO IL GRANDE BOX CAMBIA VESTE

Migliaia di copie vendute, un box che ha fatto la storia: in occasione del centenario del grande Thelonious Monk (1917-1982) il box ALL MONK diventa uno scrigno, con i tutti e 16 gli album realizzati per l’etichetta Riverside (da solo e insieme con Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Gerry Mulligan, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse, Harold Land, Thad Jones, Clark Terry, Joe Gordon, Oscar Pettiford, Art Taylor, Roy Haynes, Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke, Max Roach…) in bustine, più il dettagliato libretto di 36 pagine.

I 16 album: Plays Duke Ellington · The Unique Thelonious Monk · Brilliant Corners · Thelonious Himself · Monk’s Music · Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane · Mulligan Meets Monk · Thelonious in Action · Misterioso · At Town Hall · 5 by Monk by 5 · Thelonious Alone in San Francisco · At the Blackhawk · Monk in France · Monk in Italy · San Francisco Holiday
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Supporto 1
1 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (Album Version)
04:41 Thelonious Monk
2 Sophisticated Lady (Album Version)
04:31 Thelonious Monk
3 I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good (Album Version)
05:56 Thelonious Monk
4 Black And Tan Fantasy (Album Version)
03:26 Thelonious Monk
5 Mood Indigo (Album Version)
03:16 Thelonious Monk
6 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart (Album Version)
05:43 Thelonious Monk
7 Solitude (Album Version)
03:45 Thelonious Monk
8 Caravan (Album Version)
05:55 Thelonious Monk
Supporto 2
1 Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away) (Album Version)
03:13 Thelonious Monk
2 Memories Of You (Album Version)
04:17 Thelonious Monk
3 Honeysuckle Rose (Album Version)
05:34 Thelonious Monk
4 Darn That Dream (Album Version)
06:30 Thelonious Monk
5 Tea For Two (Album Version)
05:55 Thelonious Monk
6 You Are Too Beautiful (Album Version)
04:56 Thelonious Monk
7 Just You, Just Me (Album Version)
07:57 Thelonious Monk
Supporto 3
1 Brilliant Corners
07:45 Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry
2 Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are
13:15 Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Ernie Henry, Clark Terry
3 Pannonica
08:50 Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Ernie Henry, Clark Terry
4 I Surrender, Dear
05:27 Thelonious Monk
5 Bemsha Swing
07:45 Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry
Supporto 4
1 April In Paris (Album Version)
03:54 Thelonious Monk
2 I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (Album Version)
04:24 Thelonious Monk
3 Functional (Album Version)
09:21 Thelonious Monk
4 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (Album Version)
04:06 Thelonious Monk
5 I Should Care (Album Version)
03:15 Thelonious Monk
6 'Round Midnight
21:59 Thelonious Monk
7 'Round Midnight (Album Version)
06:43 Thelonious Monk
8 All Alone (Album Version)
04:53 Thelonious Monk
9 Monk's Mood (Album Version)
07:53 Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane
Supporto 5
1 Abide With Me
00:55 Thelonious Monk Septet
2 Well, You Needn't
11:25 Thelonious Monk Septet
3 Ruby, My Dear
05:27 Thelonious Monk Septet, Coleman Hawkins
4 Off Minor (Take 5)
05:09 Thelonious Monk Septet
5 Off Minor (Take 4)
05:17 Thelonious Monk Septet, John Coltrane
6 Epistrophy
10:46 Thelonious Monk Septet
7 Crepuscule With Nellie (Take 6 / Mono)
04:40 Thelonious Monk Septet
8 Crepuscule With Nellie (Takes 4 & 5)
04:47 Thelonious Monk Septet
Supporto 6
1 Ruby, My Dear (Album Version)
06:19 Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane
2 Trinkle, Tinkle
06:41 Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane
3 Off Minor (Take 4)
05:17 Thelonious Monk Septet, John Coltrane
4 Nutty
06:39 Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane
5 Epistrophy (Alternate Take)
03:09 Thelonious Monk Septet, John Coltrane
6 Functional (Alternate Take 1)
09:43 Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane
Supporto 7
1 'Round Midnight (Album Version)
08:29 Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Wilbur Ware, Shadow Wilson
2 Rhythm-A-Ning (Album Version)
05:19 Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Wilbur Ware, Shadow Wilson
3 Sweet And Lovely (Album Version)
07:17 Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Wilbur Ware, Shadow Wilson
4 Decidedly (Take 4)
05:54 Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Wilbur Ware, Shadow Wilson
5 Decidedly (Take 5)
06:37 Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Wilbur Ware, Shadow Wilson
6 Straight, No Chaser (Take 3)
07:00 Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Wilbur Ware, Shadow Wilson
7 Straight, No Chaser (Take 1)
05:29 Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Wilbur Ware, Shadow Wilson
8 I Mean You (Take 4)
06:52 Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Wilbur Ware, Shadow Wilson
9 I Mean You (Take 2)
06:30 Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Wilbur Ware, Shadow Wilson
Supporto 8
1 Light Blue (Live At The Five Spot, New York, USA / 1958)
05:14 Thelonious Monk Quartet, Johnny Griffin
2 Coming On The Hudson (Live At The Five Spot, New York, USA / 1958)
05:24 Thelonious Monk Quartet, Johnny Griffin
3 Rhythm-A-Ning (Live At The Five Spot, New York, USA / 1958)
09:25 Thelonious Monk Quartet, Johnny Griffin
4 Epistrophy (Live)
01:06 Thelonious Monk Quartet, Johnny Griffin
5 Blue Monk (Live At The Five Spot, New York, USA / 1958)
08:31 Thelonious Monk Quartet, Johnny Griffin
6 Evidence (Live At The Five Spot, New York, USA / 1958)
08:48 Thelonious Monk Quartet, Johnny Griffin
7 Epistrophy (Live)
01:07 Thelonious Monk Quartet
8 Unidentified Solo Piano (Live At The Five Spot, New York / 1958)
01:54 Thelonious Monk Quartet
9 Blues Five Spot (Live At The Five Spot, New York / 1958)
09:56 Thelonious Monk Quartet, Johnny Griffin
10 In Walked Bud / Epistrophy (Theme) (Medley / Live At The Five Spot, New York / 1958)
10:57 Thelonious Monk Quartet, Johnny Griffin
Supporto 9
1 Nutty (Live At The Five Spot Cafe, New York/ 1958)
05:23 Thelonious Monk
2 Blues Five Spot (Live at The Five Spot, New York/ 1958)
08:15 Thelonious Monk
3 Let's Cool One (Live at The Five Spot, New York/ 1958)
09:15 Thelonious Monk
4 In Walked Bud (Live at The Five Spot, New York, NY/ 1958)
11:22 Thelonious Monk
5 Just A Gigolo (Live At The Five Spot, New York, USA / 1958)
02:08 Thelonious Monk
6 Misterioso (Live at The Five Spot, New York/ 1958)
10:55 Thelonious Monk
7 'Round Midnight (Live At The Five Spot, New York / 1958)
06:18 Thelonious Monk Quartet
8 Evidence (Live At The Five Spot, New York / 1958)
10:15 Thelonious Monk
Supporto 10
1 Thelonious (Complete / Live At Town Hall, New York, USA / 1961)
03:03 Thelonious Monk Orchestra
2 Friday The 13th (Live At Town Hall, New York, USA / 1961)
09:32 Thelonious Monk Orchestra
3 Monk's Mood (Live At Town Hall, New York, USA / 1961)
10:27 Thelonious Monk Orchestra
4 Little Rootie Tootie (Live At Town Hall, New York, USA / 1961)
08:54 Thelonious Monk Orchestra
5 Off Minor (Live At Town Hall, New York, USA / 1961)
07:56 Thelonious Monk Orchestra
6 Crepuscule With Nellie (Live At Town Hall, New York, USA / 1961)
04:53 Thelonious Monk Orchestra
7 Little Rootie Tootie (Encore / Live At Town Hall, New York, USA / 1961)
08:28 Thelonious Monk Orchestra
Supporto 11
1 Jackie-Ing (Album Version)
06:06 Thelonious Monk Quintet
2 Straight, No Chaser
09:21 Thelonious Monk Quintet
3 Played Twice (Take 3)
08:02 Thelonious Monk Quintet
4 Played Twice (Take 1)
06:56 Thelonious Monk Quintet
5 Played Twice (Take 2)
07:53 Thelonious Monk Quintet
6 I Mean You (Album Version)
09:50 Thelonious Monk Quintet
7 Ask Me Now
10:46 Thelonious Monk Quintet
Supporto 12
1 Blue Monk (Album Version)
03:47 Thelonious Monk
2 Ruby, My Dear (Album Version)
04:00 Thelonious Monk
3 Round Lights (Album Version)
03:41 Thelonious Monk Quintet
4 Everything Happens To Me (Album Version)
05:40 Thelonious Monk
5 You Took The Words Right Out Of My Heart (Album Version)
04:05 Thelonious Monk
6 Bluehawk (Album Version)
03:40 Thelonious Monk
7 Pannonica (Album Version)
03:55 Thelonious Monk
8 Remember (Album Version)
02:45 Thelonious Monk
9 There's Danger In Your Eyes, Cherie (Take 2)
04:21 Thelonious Monk
10 There's Danger In Your Eyes, Cherie (Take 1)
04:04 Thelonious Monk
11 Reflections (Album Version)
05:10 Thelonious Monk
Supporto 13
1 Let's Call This (Live At The Blackhawk, San Francisco, USA / 1962)
08:33 Thelonious Monk Quartet, Joe Gordon, Harold Land
2 Four In One (Live At The Blackhawk, San Francisco, USA / 1962 / Take 2)
08:41 Thelonious Monk Quartet, Joe Gordon, Harold Land
3 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (Live At The Blackhawk, San Francisco, USA / 1962)
06:14 Thelonious Monk Quartet, Joe Gordon, Harold Land
4 Epistrophy (Live At The Blackhawk, San Francisco, USA / 1962)
06:41 Thelonious Monk Quartet, Joe Gordon, Harold Land
5 Evidence (Live At The Blackhawk, San Francisco, USA / 1962)
07:09 Thelonious Monk Quartet, Joe Gordon, Harold Land
6 San Francisco Holiday (Worry Later) (Live At The Blackhawk, San Francisco, USA / 1962)
09:10 Thelonious Monk Quartet, Joe Gordon, Harold Land
7 'Round Midnight (Live At The Blackhawk, San Francisco, USA / 1962)
12:07 Thelonious Monk Quartet, Joe Gordon, Harold Land
8 Epistrophy (Live)
00:59 Thelonious Monk Quartet, Joe Gordon, Harold Land
Supporto 14
1 Well, You Needn't (Live In Paris, France / 1961)
11:31 Thelonious Monk
2 Off Minor (Live In Paris, France / 1961)
11:42 Thelonious Monk
3 Just A Gigolo (Live In Paris, France / 1961)
01:43 Thelonious Monk
4 I Mean You (Live In Paris, France / 1961)
11:02 Thelonious Monk
5 Hackensack (Live In Paris, France / 1961)
09:46 Thelonious Monk
6 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (Live In Milan, Italy / 1961)
08:31 Thelonious Monk
7 Body And Soul (Live In Paris, France / 1961)
02:48 Thelonious Monk
8 Crepuscule With Nellie (Live In Paris, France / 1961)
02:39 Thelonious Monk
Supporto 15
1 Jackie-Ing (Live In Milan, Italy / 1961)
04:53 Thelonious Monk
2 Epistrophy (Live In Milan, Italy / 1961)
04:59 Thelonious Monk
3 Body And Soul (Live In Milan, Italy / 1961)
04:48 Thelonious Monk
4 Straight, No Chaser (Live In Milan, Italy / 1961)
09:06 Thelonious Monk
5 Bemsha Swing (Live In Milan, Italy / 1961)
07:06 Thelonious Monk
6 San Francisco Holiday (Live In Milan, Italy / 1961)
06:04 Thelonious Monk
7 Crepuscule With Nellie (Live In Milan, Italy / 1961)
02:50 Thelonious Monk
8 Rhythm-A-Ning (Live In Milan, Italy / 1961)
05:45 Thelonious Monk
Supporto 16
1 In Walked Bud (Live At Town Hall, New York, USA / 1959)
07:09 Thelonious Monk
2 Blue Monk (Live At Town Hall, New York, USA / 1959)
08:12 Thelonious Monk
3 Rhythm-A-Ning (Live At Town Hall, New York, USA / 1961)
06:47 Thelonious Monk
4 Bye-Ya / Epistrophy (Theme) (Live)
11:56 Thelonious Monk Quartet
5 San Francisco Holiday (Live At The Blackhawk, San Francisco, USA / 1960 / Take 2)
08:30 Thelonious Monk
6 Four In One (Live At The Blackhawk, San Francisco, USA / 1962 / Take 1)
07:35 Thelonious Monk, Joe Gordon, Harold Land
7 Epistrophy (Live)
06:13 Thelonious Monk
8 Jackie-Ing (Live In Paris, France / 1961)
10:12 Thelonious Monk
9 April In Paris (Live In Paris, France / 1961)
01:19 Thelonious Monk
10 Epistrophy (Theme / Live At The Blackhawk, San Francisco, USA / 1962)
01:16 Thelonious Monk Quartet, Joe Gordon, Harold Land

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