Monk's Music

Thelonious Monk

Monks Music MP3 OJCCD 084 25
  • CAT # OJCCD-084-25

    1. Abide With Me
    2. Well, You Needn't 11:23
    3. Ruby, My Dear 5:25
    4. Off Minor 5:10
    5. Off Minor 5:15
    6. Epistrophy 10:47
    7. Crepuscule With Nellie 4:39
    8. Crepuscule With Nellie 4:46

Monk's Music is among the most significant of Thelonious's classic Riverside albums. Here he was literally looking back and ahead at the same time, by bringing together Coleman Hawkins (the very first important voice on tenor saxophone) and John Coltrane (on the verge of becoming a major shaping force of the Sixties). Equally notable is the incredible rhythmic support provided by combining Art Blakey and Wilbur Ware; and, justifying the album title, a selection of vital Monk compositions–plus his choice of the 19th century hymn, "Abide with Me" (written by one William H. Monk).

with Ray Copeland, Gigi Gryce, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Wilbur Ware, Art Blakey

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