Thelonious Monk

Two Hours with Thelonious Monk - European Concerts (FSRCD 745-2)

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Two Hours with Thelonious Monk - European Concerts

Thelonious Monk

Fresh Sound Records

8427328607452

ABS 137250

FSRCD 745-2

JAZZ

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Two Hours with Thelonious Monk - European Concerts

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When it comes to a giant like Thelonious Monk, it seems like everything he did was of relevance, and these splendid concert performances are no exception. They were taped in Paris and Milan, during the first European tour of Monk’s quartet during the spring of 1961. It is an absorbing program of Monk’s originals except for the four standards—three of them performed as unaccompanied piano solos - that might just as well be originals, so startling is their transformation in his hands.

PERSONNEL ON ALL TRACKS:


CHARLIE ROUSE,
tenor sax
THELONIOUS MONK, piano
JOHN ORE, bass
FRANKIE DUNLOP, drums

Recorded at “L’Olympia”, Paris, France, April 18, 1961 (CD 1 #1-10 & CD 2 #1 & 2)
and “Teatro Lirico”, Milan, Italy, April 21, 1961 (CD 2 #3-10)

All selections composed by Thelonious Monk, except for the three standards performed as unaccompanied piano solos: “Body and Soul” (Green-Heyman-Sour-Eyton), “April in Paris” (Duke-Harburg), “Just a Gigolo” (Casucci-Caesar), and the quartet number, “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You” (Washington-Bassman).

CD 1
01. Epistrophy (opening theme) 6:05
02. I Mean You 10:58
03. Jackie-ing 10:07
04. Just a Gigolo (solo piano) 1:38
05. Off Minor 11:36
06. Hackensack 9:41
07. April in Paris (solo piano) 1:16
08. Rhythm-a-ning 10:26
09. Crepuscule with Nellie 2:31
10. Body and Soul (solo piano) 2:40

CD 2
01. I’m Getting Sentimental Over You 8:23
02. Well, You Needn’t 11:26
03. Milan introduction and… Jackie-ing 4:38
04. Straight No Chaser 8:57
05. Bemsha Swing 7:00
06. Body and Soul (solo piano) 4:45
07. San Francisco Holiday (Worry Later) 5:54
08. Rhythm-a-ning 5:40
09. Crepuscule with Nellie 2:42
10. Epistrophy (closing theme) 4:51