Jazz pianist Thelonious Monk's first sessions as a bandleader were recorded between 1947 and 1952, and released on Blue Note records as a series of 78 RPM singles. These singles were then compiled in later years-with additional performances from the sessions-into long-playing album formats. As Monk's reputation and fame grew, the sessions were recompiled again and again into more complete configurations. This article details various releases of these sessions.
Blue Note was the first company to give Thelonious Monk the opportunity to record as a leader, and he brought many of his great compositions to these 1947-52 sessions for their first recordings, with groups that included gifted and sympathetic players like drummer Art Blakey and vibraphonist Milt Jackson. This CD's 15 selections contain classic early renditions of the great ballads like "Ruby My Dear" and "'Round Midnight," as well as then-exotic pieces like "Epistrophy" and "Straight, No Chaser" that have since become standard jazz repertoire. I have the 1975 album and could hear very little of the density that is revealed on the 2014 version.
Thelonious Monk grew up in New York, started playing piano when he was around five, and had his first job touring as an accompanist to an evangelist. He was inspired by the Harlem stride pianists (James P. Johnson was a neighbor) and vestiges of that idiom can be heard in his later unaccompanied solos. Fortunately, Alfred Lion of Blue Note believed in him and recorded Monk extensively during 1947-1948 and 1951-1952. In 1956 came the classic Brilliant Corners album, but it was the following year when the situation permanently changed. The fact that he was unique was a disadvantage a few years earlier when all modern jazz pianists were expected to sound like Bud Powell (who was ironically a close friend), but by 1957 the jazz public was looking for a new approach. Suddenly, Monk was a celebrity and his status would not change for the remainder of his career.
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Thelonious Sphere Monk (/θəˈloʊniəs/, October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer. He had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "'Round Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Straight, No Chaser", "Ruby, My Dear", "In Walked Bud", and "Well, You Needn't".
Best Of The Blue Note Years. Label: Blue Note Records. Latest albums by Thelonious Monk. Genius Of Modern Music.
Label: Blue Note – CDP 7243 5 30363 2 6. Format: 4 CD Box Set, Compilation. Country: US. Released: 1994. Piano – Horace Silver (tracks: . 0), Thelonious Monk. Producer – Alfred Lion (tracks: . to . 1). Technician, Mastered By – Malcolm Addey. Technician – Ron McMaster. Technician – Kenny Washington. Tenor Saxophone – Billy Smith (tracks: . ), John Coltrane (tracks: . ), Lucky Thompson (tracks: . ). Tenor Saxophone, Leader – Sonny Rollins (tracks: . 0, .
Thelonious Monk: все альбомы, включая Loves Coltrane, Golden Hits By Thelonious Monk Vol 3, Golden Hits By Thelonious Monk Vol 1 и другие. Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington. 1962 - 1968 Compilation.
|2||Ruby My Dear||3:06|
|3||Well You Needn't||2:57|
|4||April In Paris||3:20|
|6||In Walked Bud||2:54|
|9||'Round About Midnight||3:10|
|11||I Mean You||2:45|
|12||Four In One||3:29|
|14||Straight No Chaser||2:56|
|15||Ask Me Now||3:14|
|16||Willow Weep For Me||3:00|
NotesCompilation of the blue note years
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4988006631205
Performer: Thelonious Monk
Title: The Blue Note Years
Date of release: 1989
Size MP3: 1989 mb
Size FLAC: 1930 mb
Rating: 4.8 / 5
Other Formats: WAV MMF AAC DMF DTS MP2 AIFF