Thelonious Monk records the second session of ‘Monk’ for Prestige (1954)

Thelonious Monk‘s ‘Monk’ is an album recorded on November 13, 1953 and May 11, 1954 with two different quintets and released in 1954 By Prestige.

Track Listing : 1.We See (Thelonious Monk) – 05:16 . 2.Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern ) – 04:34 . 3.Locomotive (Thelonious Monk) – 06:23 . 4.Hackensack (Thelonious Monk) – 05:13 . 5.Let’S Call This – 5:08 . 6.Think Of One [Take 2] (Thelonious Monk) – 05:47 . 7.Think Of One [Take 1] (Thelonious Monk) – 05:37

Musicians : Thelonious Monk – Piano . Ray Copeland – Trumpet On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Frank Foster – Tenor Saxophone On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Curly Russell – Bass On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Art Blakey – Drums On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Julius Watkins – French Horn On (5 – 6 – 7) . Sonny Rollins – Tenor Saxophone On (5 – 6 – 7) . Percy Heath – Bass On (5 – 6 – 7) . Willie Jones – Drums On (5 – 6 – 7)

Production : Produced By Teo Macero . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Ira Gitler – Liner Notes . Andy Warho – Album Art

Recorded May 11, 1954 At Rudy Van Gelder Studio In Hackensack, Nj And In New York City On November 13, 1953.

Released In 1954 By Prestige .

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

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The results of the subsequent date are comparatively solid throughout, with Monk and company demonstrating their ability to vacillate between the ultra-sublime update of “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and the hardcore bop of “Locomotion” and “Hackensack.” […]

Madame Jambon
Andy Warhol’s album art for Thelonious Monk’s 1954 album for Prestige records. The handwriting was done by Warhol’s mother… how cute is that? 😀 […]

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