Thelonious Monk’s ‘Monk’

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 .

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allmusic
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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