Thelonious Monk Monk Alone: The Complete Columbia Solo Studio Recordings 1962-1968 (2-CD)

Monk Alone: The Complete Columbia Solo Studio
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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1998
  • Label: Sony

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.Body And Soul (Remake Take 2)
  • Buy for $0.992.Just A Gigolo (Take 1)
  • Buy for $0.993.Don't Blame Me (Remake Take 1)
  • Buy for $0.994.Nice Work If You Can Get It (Take 3)
  • Buy for $0.995.Memories Of You (Take 1)
  • Buy for $0.996.I Love You Sweetheart Of All My Dreams (Take 2)
  • Buy for $0.997.I Surrender, Dear (Take 1)
  • Buy for $0.998.Sweet And Lovely (Take 2)
  • Buy for $0.999.Everything Happens To Me (Take 3)
  • Buy for $0.9910.I Should Care (Take 1)
  • Buy for $0.9911.North Of The Sunset (Take 1)
  • Buy for $0.9912.These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) (Take 3)
  • Buy for $0.9913.I Hadn't Anyone Till You (Take 4)
  • Buy for $0.9914.Dinah (Take 2)
  • Buy for $0.9915.I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) (Take 2)
  • Buy for $0.9916.Monk's Point (Take 1)
  • Buy for $0.9917.Ask Me Now (Take 2)
  • Buy for $0.9918.Ruby, My Dear (Take 3)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.'Round Midnight (Take 2)
  • Buy for $0.992.Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea (Take 1)
  • Buy for $0.993.This Is My Story, This Is My Song (Take 1)
  • Buy for $0.994.Introspection (Take 4)
  • Buy for $0.995.Darn That Dream (Take 1)
  • Buy for $0.996.Body And Soul (Remake Take 3)
  • Buy for $0.997.Body And Soul (Take 3)
  • Buy for $0.998.Don't Blame Me (Take 1)
  • Buy for $0.999.I Love You Sweetheart Of All My Dreams (Take 1)
  • Buy for $0.9910.Sweet And Lovely (Take 1)
  • Buy for $0.9911.Everything Happens To Me (Take 1)
  • Buy for $0.9912.Everything Happens To Me (Take 2)
  • Buy for $0.9913.I Hadn't Anyone Till You (Take 2)
  • Buy for $0.9914.Dinah (Take 1)
  • Buy for $0.9915.I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) (Take 1)
  • Buy for $0.9916.Ask Me Now (Take 3)
  • Buy for $0.9917.Everything Happens To Me (Take 3)
  • Buy for $0.9918.Introspection (Take 3)
  • Buy for $0.9919.Ruby, My Dear (Take 1)

Product Description:

MONK ALONE: THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA SOLO STUDIO RECORDINGS: 1962-1968 is a two disc set which contains master takes, rare takes and previously unreleased takes.
Solo performer: Thelonious Monk (piano).
Producer: Teo Macero.
Compilation producer: Orrin Keepnews.
Includes liner notes by Dick Katz and Orrin Keepnews.
All tracks have been digitally remastered using 20-bit technology by Mark Wilder and Rob Schwarz at Sony Music Studios, New York, New York.
Personnel: Thelonious Monk (piano).
Audio Remasterer: Mark Wilder.
Liner Note Authors: Dick Katz; Orrin Keepnews.
Recording information: Columbia Records 39th Street Studio, New York, NY (11/01/1962-11/19/1968); LA, CA (11/01/1962-11/19/1968).
Photographer: Don Hunstein.
For as much of an idiosyncratic stylist as he was, Monk was always a musician's musician, creating a unique framework for his collaborators that both stimulated and challenged them. But his was also a very personal vision, one that essentially began and ended in his own head, with Monk reaching into the outside world only to find the pieces necessary to complete his beautiful sonic puzzles. It makes sense, then, that much of Monk's music benefited from solo piano treatments like those collected on this unparalleled two-disc set.
Without the input or contrast of other musicians to cast his innovations in relief, Monk's sheer creativity seems that much more startling. From his drastic reworkings of standards like "Body & Soul" to scaled-down adaptations of his own classic compositions such as "Ruby, My Dear," he startles with the level of his invention. To listen to MONK ALONE is to be awed by the uncompromising, singular visions of one of jazz's most unique thinkers.
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