Misterioso [Original Jazz Classics Remasters]
CAT # OJC-33725-02
1. Nutty 5:25 2. Blues Five Spot 8:14 3. Let's Cool One 9:14 4. In Walked Bud 11:21 5. Just A Gigolo 2:06 6. Misterioso 10:55 7. Evidence 10:17 8. 'Round Midnight 6:17 9. Bye-Ya / Epistrophy (theme) 11:54
Concord Music Group will release three new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series. Enhanced with 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, bonus tracks on each release (some previously unissued), and new liner notes to provide historical context to the originally released material, the series showcases pivotal recordings of the past several decades by artists whose influence on the jazz tradition continues to reverberate among jazz musicians and audiences well into the 21st Century.
The three new titles in the series are:The Bill Evans Trio: Moonbeams Thelonious Monk: Misterioso Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Charles Mingus: The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall
The new reissues focus on some of the best jazz recorded between the early 1950s and the early 1960s - by three of the most creative and influential figures in the history of the genre.
Thelonious Monk: Misterioso
Recorded live in 1958 at the Five Spot Café in New York, Misterioso is one of two albums to emerge from the Five Spot dates - the other being Thelonious in Action - that introduced the world to the quartet format that defined the remainder of Monk's career. Monk's lineup throughout this recording includes tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik and drummer Roy Haynes. Art Blakey sits in on drums in one of the reissue's three bonus tracks, a medley of "Bye-Ya" and "Epistrophy."
The album takes its title from a composition composed by Monk in 1948, says Neil Tesser in his new liner notes. "The word itself, from the Latin, means ‘in a mysterious manner,' you find it used most often as a musical direction in classical music scores. But by the time Monk's quartet recorded this music in performance, a decade after its studio debut, ‘Misterioso' had largely come to identify Monk himself."
"This is an all-time classic live Thelonious Monk record," says Phillips. "It includes spirited live performances of a number of his classic compositions, including ‘Nutty,' ‘In Walked Bud,' and of course the title track. And then, with the bonus tracks, you also have some other Monk classics, with ‘Evidence,' ‘'Round Midnight,' and ‘Epistrophy.' It's an indelible snapshot of Monk live in the late ‘50s."
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