Thelonious Monk records ‘Underground,’ an album for Columbia (1967)

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.

 Thelonious Monk

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LondonJazzCollector
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. […]

Slate
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. […]

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