Friday, February 14, 2014

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Thelonious Monk
All of this music (as with all of Thelonious Monk's Milestone reissues) has been repackaged definitively on his 15-CD Complete Riverside Recordings, but those listeners unable to afford or acquire that massive box are well advised to get this two-LP set. The great pianist/composer is heard on his famous "Brilliant Corners" session with tenor-saxophonist Sonny Rollins and drummer Max Roach, and also on a full album with a 1959 quintet co-starring tenor-saxophonist Charlie Rouse and cornetist Thad Jones. In addition to the difficult-to-play "Brilliant Corners," other highlights include "Pannonica," "Bemsha Swing," "Straight No Chaser" and "Ask Me Now."


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