Thelonious Monk

Monk´s Dream (Stereo & Mono Versions) (100899)

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Monk´s Dream (Stereo & Mono Versions)

Thelonious Monk

Green Corner

8436563182464

GRC 155442

100899

JAZZ

2

CD 12,99 €

2-CD SET

INCLUDES 10 BONUS TRACKS

THE MONO VERSION APPEARS HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON CD!!!

This release presents the complete original LP Monk’s Dream, in both its Stereo and Mono versions (the Mono version appears here on CD for the first time ever). It marks Thelonious Monk’s first LP for Columbia, which became his best-selling album ever. It features the pianist/composer performing a combination of his own tunes and his favorite standards, which he made his own. He is backed here by his classic quartet featuring Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, John Ore on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums.

Four alternative takes from the same sessions, as well as a program consisting of Monk’s first studio versions of most of the tunes from the album, plus a 1961 live solo piano version of “Body and Soul”, have been added here as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

THELONIOUS MONK, piano
CHARLIE ROUSE, tenor sax
JOHN ORE, bass
FRANKIE DUNLOP, drums
All tracks recorded in New York on October 31 & November 1, 2 & 6, 1962.

(*) BONUS TRACKS:
CD 1 [9-12]: From the same sessions, but not included on the original LP.
CD 2 [9-14]: Early versions by Monk of the tunes from Monk’s Dream, recorded between 1952 & 1961.

CD 1: THE STEREO VERSION (Columbia CS-8765)
01 MONK’S DREAM
02 BODY AND SOUL [solo piano]
03 BRIGHT MISSISSIPPI
04 FIVE SPOT BLUES
05 BLUE BOLIVAR BLUES
06 JUST A GIGOLO [solo piano]
07 BYE-YA
08 SWEET AND LOVELY
09 MONK’S DREAM [alt tk] (*)
10 BODY AND SOUL [solo piano] [alt tk] (*)
11 BRIGHT MISSISSIPPI [alt tk] (*)
12 BLUE BOLIVAR BLUES [alt tk] (*)

CD 2: TE MONO VERSION (Columbia CL-1965)
01 MONK’S DREAM
02 BODY AND SOUL [solo piano]
03 BRIGHT MISSISSIPPI
04 FIVE SPOT BLUES
05 BLUE BOLIVAR BLUES
06 JUST A GIGOLO [solo piano]
07 BYE-YA
08 SWEET AND LOVELY
09 MONK’S DREAM [original 1952 trio version] (*)
10 BLUE BOLIVAR BLUES [original 1956 quintet version] (*)
11 JUST A GIGOLO [solo piano; original 1954 version] (*)
12 BYE-YA [original 1952 trio version] (*)
13 SWEET AND LOVELY [original 1952 trio version] (*)
14 BODY AND SOUL [solo piano; live in 1961] (*)