Thelonius Monk – Complete Prestige Collection Limited 5 X 10 Inch Disc Box (2017)

Thelonius Monk Complete Prestige Collection Limited 5 x 10 inch Disc Box vinyl


Thelonius Monk – Complete Prestige Collection Limited 5 X 10 Inch Disc Box (2017)

Celebrating Thelonious Monk on the centennial of his birth, this limited-edition, 5-LP vinyl box set features all of the 10 LPs which the innovative pianist recorded for Prestige Records, between 1952-54. Each album has been faithfully reproduced on 10-inch vinyl, with the original cover artwork and session notes. Rounding out the box set will be a booklet with new liner notes by Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original.

Tracklisting

Disc 1:

Thelonious Monk Trio: Thelonious

Side A

1. Little Rootie Tootie
2. Sweet And Lovely
3. Bye-Ya
4. Monk’s Dream

Side B

1. Trinkle, Tinkle
2. These Foolish Things
3. Bemsha Swing
4. Reflections

Personnel:

Thelonious Monk – piano
Gary Mapp – bass
Art Blakey – drums (A1 through A4)
Max Roach – drums (B1 through B4)

Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, NJ; October 15, 1952 (A1 to A4) and December 18, 1952 (B1 to B4).

Disc 2:

Thelonious Monk Quintet Blows For LP
Featuring Sonny Rollins

Side A

1. Let’s Call This
2. Think Of One

Side B

1. Friday The Thirteenth

Personnel:

Thelonious Monk – piano
Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone
Julius Watkins – French horn
Percy Heath – bass
Willie Jones – drums

Recorded at WOR Studios, New York City; November 13, 1953

Disc 3:

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Side A

1. We See
2. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Side B

1. Locomotive
2. Hackensack

Personnel:
Thelonious Monk – piano
Ray Copeland – trumpet
Frank Foster – tenor saxophone
Curly Russell – bass
Art Blakey – drums

Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ; May 11, 1954.

Disc 4:

Thelonious Monk Plays

Side A

1. Work
2. Nutty

Side B

1. Blue Monk
2. Just A Gigolo

Personnel:

Thelonious Monk – piano
Percy Heath – bass
Art Blakey – drums

Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ; September 22, 1954

Disc 5:

Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk

Side A

1. The Way You Look Tonight
2. I Want To Be Happy

Side B

1. More Than You Know

Personnel:

Thelonious Monk – piano
Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone
Tommy Potter – bass
Art Taylor – drums

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