Thelonious Monk’s ‘Brilliant Corners’

Thelonious Monk‘s ‘Brilliant Corners’ is a studio album recorded on October 9, 15and December 7, 1956 In 1957 and released by Riverside.

Track Listing : 1.Brilliant Corners (Thelonious Monk) – 07:42 . 2.Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are (Thelonious Monk) – 13:24 . 3.Pannonica (Thelonious Monk) – 08:50 . 4.I Surrender, Dear (Barry Harris)- 05:25 . 5.Bemsha Swing (Thelonious Monk, Denzil Best) – 07:42

Musicians : Thelonious Monk – Piano; Celeste On (3) . Ernie Henry – Alto Saxophone On (1 – 2 – 3) . Sonny Rollins – Tenor Saxophone . Oscar Pettiford – Double Bass On (1 – 2 – 3) . Max Roach – Drums; Timpani On (5) . Clark Terry – Trumpet On (5) . Paul Chambers – Double Bass On (5)

Production : Produced By Orrin Keepnews . Jack Higgins – Engineer . Joe Tarantino – Mastering

Package : Paul Bacon – Cover Design . Orrin Keepnews – Liner Notes

Recorded On October 9, 15and December 7, 1956.

Released In 1957 By Riverside.

(Source Thelonious Monk‘s ‘Brilliant Corners’ | Official Website)

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100 Greatest Jazz Albums
Here it gives full rein to Thelonious Monk‘s unique approach to piano. Max Roach adds timpani to his percussion. Sonny Rollins is once more fully engaged. […]

The Guardian
My favourite album: Brilliant Corners by Thelonious MonkFrom Monk’s opening stabbed chords (as if he were chipping rock) to the bone-shaking notes, guttural horn harmonies and sudden thematic gallops, Brilliant Corners is gripping – as are the composer’s jangling improvisationsand Rollins’s lazily unfolding and huge-toned tenor solo. […]
When some parts are an obvious Bop parsody, others are freely played, with soul and a laid back atmospheres. It wholly emphasizes the best of Jazzand tries to bring it all as one work of artand Thelonious Monk achieved it with Gold Standards. […]


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