This release contains the complete original album "Mulligan Meets Monk" (Riverside RLP12-247), which marked the only studio collaboration ever between jazz masters Gerry Mulligan and Thelonious Monk. All of the other songs recorded during the dates but not included on the original LP have also been added here as a bonus, as well as an extended version of “Now’s the Time” recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1955, featuring both musicians.
(*) BONUS TRACK: Gerry Mulligan (bar), Thelonious Monk (p), Miles Davis (tp), Zoot Sims (ts), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d). Newport Jazz Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, July 17, 1955.
INCLUDES 12-PAGE BOOKLET
01. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT 02. RHYTHM-A-NING 03. SWEET AND LOVELY 04. DECIDEDLY 05. STRAIGHT, NO CHASER 06. I MEAN YOU 07. DECIDEDLY (alt tk) 08. STRAIGHT, NO CHASER (alt tk) 09. I MEAN YOU (alt tk 1) 10. I MEAN YOU (alt tk 2) 11. NOW’S THE TIME (*)