Thelonious Monk’s ‘Monk’s Dream’ is an album recorded between October 31 and November 6, 1962 and released in 1963 by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.Monk’S Dream (Thelonious Monk) – 06:26 . 2.Body And Soul (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) – 04:29 . 3.Bright Mississippi (Thelonious Monk) – 08:34 . 4.Five Spot Blues (Thelonious Monk) – 03:15 . 5.Bolivar Blues (Thelonious Monk) – 07:30 . 6.Just A Gigolo (Julius Brammer, Irving Caesar, Leonello Casucci) – 02:29 . 7.Bye-Ya (Thelonious Monk) – 06:01 . 8.Sweet And Lovely (Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias, Jules Lemare) – 07:48
Musicians : Thelonious Monk – Piano . Charlie Rouse – Tenor Sax . John Ore – Bass . Frankie Dunlop – Drums
Production : Produced By Teo Macero . Tim Geelan – Engineer, Remixing
Package : Peter Keepnews – Liner Notes
Recorded On October 31, November 1, 2 & 6, 1962 At Columbia 30Th Street Studio, Ny.
Released In 1963 By Columbia.
Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
Like much of his 60s work, it consists largely of earlier compositions re-recorded (title track)and was a commercial success but not as seminal as his 40s and 50s work. […]
Entering the studio for his first Columbia session, it’s tempting to wonder if Monk found irony in recollections of the composition lessons that he’d once given to now all-conquering new labelmate Miles Davis when they were alchemists together at the crucible of long-gone bebop. […]
I feel almost abandoned when Monk steps back and lets the rest of the combo take over, but it does give them the opportunity to show that they know how to swing and they’re all first-rate musicians. Monk returns with what sounds like a new melodic theme, but no, you hear the familiar motif thrown in the mix … […]