Thelonious Monk

The Prophet (Limited Clear Vinyl) (8055515232783)

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1954

The Prophet (Limited Clear Vinyl)

Thelonious Monk

Destination Moon

8055515232783

LPS 168654

8055515232783

JAZZ

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LIMITED EDITION ON CLEAR VINYL

In 1954, during his first trip to Paris, the adventurous pianist and be-bop pioneer Thelonious Monk recorded a handful of songs for French radio, first issued by the Swing label (prequel of Vogue Discs) on a 10" EP, and later reissued as The Prophet. Unencumbered by bass, drums, or other accompaniment, Monk gives us all we need in left-hand rhythms and right-hand melodies; ‘Round About Midnight’ and ‘Reflections’ di play masterful commands and there’s a one-off take of ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.’ Highlighting his capabilities in full, this is required listening for Monk fans and lovers of solo jazz piano.

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Round About Midnight
  • A2. Reflections
  • A3. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • A4. Well You Needn't
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Portrait Of An Ermite
  • B2. Manganese
  • B3. Eronel
  • B4. Off Minor