Thelonious Monk 5 by Monk by 5

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  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: OJC

Entertainment Reviews:

JazzTimes - 5/03, pp.161-85
"...Monk's tilting, clanging solo is one of his best encounters with 'Straight, No Chaser,' and Rouse sounds shot out of a cannon, even on ballads like 'Ask Me Now'..."
JazzTimes - 5/03, pp.161-85
"...Monk's tilting, clanging solo is one of his best encounters with 'Straight, No Chaser,' and Rouse sounds shot out of a cannon, even on ballads like 'Ask Me Now'..."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $1.291.Jackie-ing
  • 2.Straight, No Chaser
  • 3.Played Twice - (take 3)
  • Buy for $0.994.Played Twice - (take 1, bonus track)
  • 5.Played Twice - (take 2, bonus track)
  • 6.I Mean You
  • 7.Ask Me Now

Product Description:

Personnel: Thelonious Monk (piano); Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone); Thad Jones (cornet); Sam Jones (bass); Art Taylor (drums).
Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York, New York on June 1 & 2, 1959. Originally released on Riverside (1150). Includes liner notes by Orrin Keepnews.
This is a Hybrid Super Audio CD playable on Super Audio CD players and regular CD players.
Personnel: Thelonious Monk (piano); Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone); Thad Jones (cornet); Sam Jones (bass); Art Taylor (drums).
Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York, New York on June 1 & 2, 1959. Originally released on Riverside (1150).
Personnel: Thelonious Monk (piano); Charlie Rouse (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Thad Jones (cornet); Art Taylor (drums).
Recording information: New York, NY (06/01/1959-06/02/1959).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Sam Jones; Art Taylor; Thad Jones; Charlie Rouse.
The title of this 1959 album nicely mirrors some of what makes Thelonious Monk so magical. He took common, simple elements and made them resonate with his personality. (Note: the original five pieces have been expanded to seven with the inclusion of two alternate takes.) Monk brought Thad Jones on board for an extra harmonic line in the compositions, as well as his spirited soloing. "Jackie-ing," named for his niece, opens the album like a national anthem being paraded through some country where we all ought to be living at least some of the time. And then 55 minutes later it all wraps up with "Ask Me Now"--surely one of the most beautiful pieces in jazz or any idiom.

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  • Sales Rank: 49,957
  • UPC: 025218636223
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