Thelonious Monk

Reflections W/ Art Blakey & Max Roach (Gatefold) (37097)

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Reflections W/ Art Blakey & Max Roach (Gatefold)

Thelonious Monk

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LPS 155139

37097

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LP 12,39 €

THE WILLIAM CLAXTON COLLECTION
180 Pure Virging Vinyl LPs in Gatefold Packaging.

4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS

Thelonious Monk didn’t record any trio sides during the early years of his career other than the ones presented on this LP, which were taped in 1952 and 1954 (with the exception of an October 24, 1947 Blue Note date). These were Monk’s first recorded versions of all of the compositions presented here. Considering the lack of recording opportunities, however, it can’t be assumed that he composed them all strictly for the 1952-1954 sessions. Some of them had been written many years earlier, as Monk is known to have already composed many of his tunes by 1944. Other than the pianist’s original compositions, the trio also cut two standards, “These Foolish Things” and “Sweet and Lovely”. “Just a Gigolo” was the only unaccompanied piano performance of the sessions.

PERSONNEL:

THELONIOUS MONK, piano
On all tracks, plus:

A1-A4: GARY MAPP, bass; ART BLAKEY, drums.
New York, October 15, 1952.

A5-A6 & B3-B4: GARY MAPP, bass; MAX ROACH, drums.
New York, December 18, 1952.


SIDE A:
1 LITTLE ROOTIE TOOTIE
2 SWEET AND LOVELY
3 BYE-YA
4 MONK’S DREAM
5 TRINKLE TINKLE
6 THESE FOOLISH THINGS
7 NUTTY (*)

SIDE B:
1 BLUE MONK
2 JUST A GIGOLO
3 BEMSHA SWING
4 REFLECTIONS
5 WORK (*)

(*) BONUS TRACKS: From the same sessions, but not included on the original LP.
A7, B1-B2 & B5: PERCY HEATH, bass; ART BLAKEY, drums.
Hackensack, New Jersey, September 22, 1954.
[On B2 Monk plays unaccompanied piano.]