The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream 180g Vinyl LP
With the arrival of Thelonious Sphere Monk, modern musiclet alone modern culture--simply hasn't been the same. Recognized as one of the most inventive pianists of any musical genre, Monk achieved a startlingly original sound that even his most devoted followers have been unable to successfully imitate.
His musical vision was both ahead of its time and deeply rooted in tradition, spanning the entire history of the music from the stride masters of James P. Johnson and Willie the Lion Smith to the tonal freedom and kinetics of the avant garde. And he shares with Edward Duke Ellington the distinction of being one of the century's greatest American composers.
At the same time, his commitment to originality in all aspects of life in fashion, in his creative use of language and economy of words, in his biting humor, even in the way he danced away from the piano has led fans and detractors alike to call him eccentric, mad or even taciturn. Consequently, Monk has become perhaps the most talked about and least understood artist in the history of jazz.
After extended negotiations, Monk signed in 1962 to Columbia Records, one of the big four American record labels of the day along with RCA Victor, Capitol, and Decca. Monk's relationship with Riverside had soured over disagreements concerning royalty payments and had concluded with a brace of European live albums; he had not recorded a studio album since 5 by Monk by 5 in June 1959.
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The Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream Track Listing:
1. Monk's Dream
2. Body And Soul
3. Bright Mississippi
4. Five Spot Blues
5. Bolivar Blues
6. Just A Gigolo
8. Sweet And Lovely
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