Thelonious Monk records ‘Solo Monk’ with producer Teo Macero for Columbia (1964)

Thelonious Monk’s ‘Solo Monk’ is an album recorded on October 31, 1964 and March 2, 1965 and released the same year by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Dinah (Harry Akst, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young) – 02:27 . 2.I Surrender, Dear (Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford) – 03:43 . 3.Sweet And Lovely (Gus Arnheim, Jules Lemare, Harry Tobias) – 02:58 . 4.North Of The Sunset(Thelonious Monk) – 01:50 . 5.Ruby, My Dear(Thelonious Monk) – 05:35 . 6.I’M Confessin’ (That I Love You) (Doc Daugherty, Al J. Neiburg, Ellis Reynolds) – 02:36 . 7.I Hadn’T Anyone Till You (Ray Noble) – 03:17 . 8.Everything Happens To Me (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) – 03:25 . 9.Monk’S Point(Thelonious Monk) – 02:11 . 10.I Should Care (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) – 01:56 . 11.Ask Me Now(Thelonious Monk) – 04:35 . 12.These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) – 03:32

Musicians : Thelonious Monk – Piano

Production : Produced By Teo Macero

Package : Martin Williams – Liner Notes . Paul Davis – Illustrations

Recorded On October 31, 1964 And March 2, 1965.

Released In 1965 By Columbia.

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leland @ RateYourMusic
And as compared to earlier solo work, this Columbia recording sounds a bit frail. Kind of skeletal. Just as cerebral as in San Francisco and T himself, but less….virile? Maybe, but no less independent, thoughtful, or mercurial. […]

Wondering Sound
He was also paying more conscious attention to his technique, although some people argue that his seemingly clumsy attack on earlier recordings was actually intentional, part of the search. […]

PopMatters
He couldn’t do everythingand Dizzy Gillespie’s ideal was to have enough money to employ both Monk and a conventionally competent pianist with his early big band. […]

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