Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Tenor Sessions

 (Numbered Edition)


Analogue Productions



Product No.:
AAPJ 037
UPC: 753088003714

Vinyl Box Sets

No. of Discs: 7
Note: 180 Gram


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Despite various reissue formats over several decades, the seven original LPs contained in Thelonious Monk — The Riverside Tenor Sessions stood perfectly well on their own at the time of initial release and remain among the highest achievements of a truly golden age. Recorded and released between 1956 and 1961, these seven Monk combo albums were critical in Monk's emergence from a decade of ridicule and neglect to his status at the pinnacle of the jazz pantheon.

In addition to some of his best recorded piano performances and more than two dozen of his profoundly personal compositions, these albums provide an overview of the era's major tenor saxophonists, with contributions by Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse and Harold Land. Max Roach, Art Blakely, Roy Haynes and Thad Jones are among the other jazz immortals featured on the essential Brilliant Corners, Monk's Music, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane, Thelonious in Action, Misterioso, 5 by Monk by 5 and Quartet Plus Two at the Blackhawk.

Like the Miles Davis quintet records contained in Analogue Productions' Miles Davis Quintet: The Prestige Recordings, these Monk albums are among the pinnacle of the LP art — and they have never sounded better.


Brilliant Corners
Brilliant Corners
Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are
I Surrender, Dear
Bemsha Swing

Monk's Music
Abide With Me
Well, You Needn't
Ruby, My Dear
Off Minor
Crepescule With Nellie

Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane
Ruby, My Dear
Trinkle, Tinkle
Off Minor

Thelonious In Action
Light Blue
Coming On The Hudson
Blue Monk

Blues Five Spot
Let's Cool One
In Walked Bud
Just A Gigolo

Five By Monk By Five
Straight, No Chaser
Played Twice
I Mean You
Ask Me Now

Quartet Plus Two At The Blackhawk
Let's Call This
Four In One
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
Worry Later
'Round Midnight

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posted on 10/20/2012
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