‘Thelonious Monk Trio’

Thelonious Monk Trio’ is Monk’s first studio album recorded on October 15 and December 18, 1952; September 22, 1954.

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Track Listing : 1.Little Rootie Tootie (Thelonious Monk) – 03:06 . 2.Sweet And Lovely (Gus Amheim, Jules Lemare, Harry Tobias) – 03:33 . 3.Bye-Ya (Thelonious Monk) – 02:46 . 4.Monk’S Dream (Thelonious Monk) – 03:07 . 5.Trinkle, Tinkle (Thelonious Monk) – 02:49 . 6.These Foolish Things (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) – 02:46 . 7.Blue Monk (Thelonious Monk) – 07:39 . 8.Just A Gigolo (Julius Brammer, Irving Caesar, Leonello Casucci) – 3:00 . 9.Bemsha Swing (Thelonious Monk) – 03:10 . 10.Reflections (Thelonious Monk) – 02:48

Musicians : Thelonious Monk – Piano . Percy Heath – Bass On (7) . Art Blakey – Drums On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 9) . Gary Mapp – Bass On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 9 – 10) . Max Roach – Drums On (5 – 6 – 9 – 10)

Production : Produced By . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer On (7 – 8 ) . Joe Tarantino – Mastering

Package : Ira Gitler – Liner Notes

Recorded On October 15 And December 18, 1952; September 22, 1954 At Hackensack, Nj.

Released 1954 By Prestige.

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Thelonious Monk Trio

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Sputnikmusic.com
It could be considered Monk’s “pop” album, at a lean 35 minutes and with only one cut extending past the four-minute mark. Indeed, even when Monk gets nutty, as on the brutally virtuosic “Trinkle, Tinkle,” the album’s appeal lies not in his “sabotage” of popular music but his ability to turn it into something invigoratingly weird… […]

All About Jazz
At this period like no other, Monk’s rhythmic attack packed the power of an express train. He really didn’t need a drummer. His keyboard rhythms—stated or implied—carried all before them. […]

BBC
The best way to listen to this CD is to lie down and enter the rich lyrical landscape. Then, let the warmth, wit and energy flow over you. […]

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