Carmen McRae records the album ‘Carmen Sings Monk’ (1988)
Carmen McRae‘s’Carmen Sings Monk’ is a studio album recorded on January 30 and February 1, 1988 and released in 1988 by Novus.
Track Listing : 1.Get It Straight (Straight, No Chaser) (Thelonious Monk, Sally Swisher) – 03:58 . 2.Dear Ruby (Ruby, My Dear) (Thelonious Monk, Sally Swisher) – 06:01 . 3.It’S Over Now (Well, You Needn’T) (Thelonious Monk, Mike Ferro) – 05:28 . 4.Monkery’S The Blues (Blue Monk) (Thelonious Monk, Abbey Lincoln) – 04:56 . 5.You Know Who (I Mean You) (Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins, Jon Hendricks) – 03:31 . 6.Little Butterfly (Pannonica) (Thelonious Monk, Jon Hendricks) – 05:15 . 7.Listen To Monk (Rhythm-A-Ning) (Thelonious Monk, Jon Hendricks) – 03:05 . 8.How I Wish (Ask Me Now) (Thelonious Monk, Jon Hendricks) – 04:56 . 9.Man, That Was A Dream (Monk’S Dream) (Thelonious Monk, Jon Hendricks) – 02:55 . 10.’Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk, Bernie Hanighen, Cootie Williams) – 06:32 . 11.Still We Dream (Ugly Beauty) (Thelonious Monk, Ferro) – 03:27 . 12.Suddenly (In Walked Bud) (Thelonious Monk, Jon Hendricks) – 03:41 . 13.Looking Back (Reflections) (Thelonious Monk, Jon Hendricks) – 05:35
Musicians : Carmen Mcrae – Vocals . Larry Willis – Piano . Eric Gunnison – Piano . Clifford Jordan – Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone . George Mraz – Double Bass . Charlie Rouse – Tenor Saxophone . Al Foster – Drums
Production : Produced By Larry Clothier, Ben Young Larry Clothier – Mixing . Michael O. Drexler – Engineer . Leslie Ann Jones – Engineer . Ed Rak – Engineer, Mixing
Package : Pietro Alfieri – Art Direction . Tia Dodge – Photography . Ria Lewerke – Art Direction . Carmen Mcrae – Liner Notes . Lee Tanner – Photography . Stuart Troup – Liner Notes
Recorded On January 30 And February 1, 1988.
Released In 1988 By Novus.
(Source Carmen McRae – Carmen Sings Monk | The Complete Carmen McRae Discgraphy)
Believe me, Johnny Mercer is not on board here; more than half the lyrics are by Jon Hendricks, who thinks “body loose” is a dandy rhyme for “loose goose,” although …. […]
McRae’s command of blues and jazz idioms and her tough-tender phrasing are well suited to Monk’s at once cranky and buoyant compositions. […]
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