Thelonious Monk

Plays Duke Ellington (90269)

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Plays Duke Ellington

Thelonious Monk

American Jazz Classics

8436559467094

AJC 157653

90269

JAZZ

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CD 8,26 €

• LIMITED EDITION 3-PANEL DIGIPACK + INSIDE BOOKLET

• includes 2 BONUS TRACKS

• 4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Thelonious Monk’s first album for the Riverside label was Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington (Riverside RLP 12-201), a trio set on which the pianist interpreted songs by the one-and-only Duke. While the results were amazing and Monk imprinted a personal touch on all of these well-known songs, it was a kind of imposed project, for Riverside producers were afraid of the commercial success of letting Monk record his own music.

The live set, which contains Monk’s only existing version of “Satin Doll”, is closed by a twopiano blues feature dedicated to Ellington on which Monk is joined Joe Turner. Billy Strayhorn’s arrangement of “Monk’s Dream” and his homage to Thelonious, titled “Frère Monk”, both performed by Ellington’s orchestra, have been added as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

  • [1-8]: The Trio Studio Album: THELONIOUS MONK PLAYS DUKE ELLINGTON
  • THELONIOUS MONK, piano
  • OSCAR PETTIFORD, bass
  • KENNY CLARKE, drums
  • Hackensack, New Jersey, July 21 & 27, 1955.
  • [9-14]: THE LIVE SOLO SET [For the first time on CD!!!!]
  • THELONIOUS MONK, unaccompanied piano
  • Joe Turner (p), Han Rettenbacher (b) & Stu Martin (d),
  • added on 6 only. Berlin Philarmonie, Berlin, Germany,
  • November 6, 1969.
  • (*) Bonus Tracks (15-16):.
  • DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ORCHESTRA..
  • New York, September 13, 1962.

TRACKS:

  • 01 It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
  • 02 Sophisticated Lady
  • 03 I Got It bad (And That Ain’t Good)
  • 04 Black and Tan Fantasy
  • 05 Mood Indigo
  • 06 I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
  • 07 Solitude
  • 08 Caravan
  • 09 Satin Doll
  • 10 Sophisticated Lady
  • 11 Caravan
  • 12 Solitude
  • 13 Crepuscule with Nellie
  • 14 Blues for Duke
  • 15 Monk’s Dream (*)
  • 16 Frère Monk (*)
  • Total time: 68:31 Min.