Thelonious Monk

Monk - Live in Copenhagen, 1963 (GB1541CD)

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Monk - Live in Copenhagen, 1963

Thelonious Monk

Gearbox

5065001717789

GEA 155735

GB1541CD

JAZZ

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CD 17,99 €

Previously unreleased, precious lost treasure from Monk’s most critically acclaimed line-up; Charlie Rouse on saxophone, John Ore on double bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums. The music was recorded live in Copenhagen in 1963 at the peak of Monk’s career. A year later he was to feature on the cover of TIME magazine, one of only for 4 Jazz artists ever to do so.

The performance, a mixture of Monk originals and interpretations of standards, showcases Monk at his prime: full of avant-garde flair and wit, but always with a swinging feel that explains his title as the 'High Priest of Bebop'.

The original tapes, saved from a skip and blessed with the approval of the Monk estate, have been faithfully restored, mastered and cut using Gearbox's legendary all-analogue process.

PERSONNEL:

THELONIOUS MONK, piano;
CHARLIE ROUSE, tenor saxophone
JOHN ORE, double bass
FRANKIE DUNLOP, drums

Recorded live in Copenhagen in 1963

TRACK LISTING:

1. Bye-Ya
2. Nutty
3. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
4. Body And Soul
5. Monk's Dream