Thelonious Monk’s ‘Underground’

Thelonious Monk‘s ‘Underground’ is an album recorded on December 14 and 21, 1967 and February 14, 1968 and released the same year by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Thelonious (Thelonious Monk) – 03:16 . 2.Ugly Beauty (Thelonious Monk) – 010:46 . 3.Raise Four (Thelonious Monk) – 07:01 . 4.Boo Boo’S Birthday (Thelonious Monk) – 05:57 . 5.Easy Street (Alan Rankin Jones)- 05:53 . 6.Green Chimneys (Thelonious Monk) – 13:11 . 7.In Walked Bud (Jon Hendricks, Thelonious Monk) – 06:50

Musicians : Charlie Rouse – Tenor Saxophone . Larry Gales – Bass . Ben Riley – Drums . Jon Hendricks – Vocals On (7)

Production : Produced By Teo Macero . Tim Geelan – Engineer

Package : Horn Grinner Studios – Photography . John Berg – Art Direction . Richard Mantel – Art Direction

Recorded On December 14 And 21, 1967 And February 14, 1968.

Released In 1968 By Columbia.

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

Thelonious Monk


Record from a suburban record store specialising in Sixties rock and pop, like they all do. I had passed by the shop many times and ignored it for the same reason. It was a conversation with my GP, knowing I was something of a jazz vinyl fan, that the shop was recommended. […]

Lost in Production Until a few weeks ago, many jazz critics would have ranked Underground among Thelonious Monk‘s least significant albums. Now they should consider placing it in his top tier. […]

Those who Dig
He has been committing thelonious assaults on certain hidebound enclaves of jazz since the mid-Fortiesand the attacks are beginning to tell. Oh yes, about the girl with the firearm in the background. No explanation was asked, nor was one forthcoming. […]


Thelonious Monk‘s ‘Underground’



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