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Mønk

by Thelonious Monk

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VLSI From the original recording with warm tape distortion through to the mastering, packaging and vinyl cut...not to mention world class music..this is is a wonderful release. Listen closely and hear the voice of one of the players accompanying the music in places through sheer enjoyment. Favorite track: Bye-Ya.
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VUKARI This is a stunner of a jazz album. I highly recommend it to anyone curious. Monk plays with such precision and is always fun. Favorite track: Bye-Ya.
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Todd Isler My comment is to borrow the Nietzsche quote: "Compared to music, language is a very vulgar way of communicating".
Matthew Donnelly
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Matthew Donnelly Love this older style of jazz Favorite track: Body and Soul.
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Bye-Ya 09:41
2.
Nutty 09:29
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5.
Monk's Dream 08:07
6.
Nutty, Pt.1 04:17
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Nutty, Pt.2 05:21

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日本語は英語の後に続きます。

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Hot on the heels of Impulse’s recently unearthed Coltrane number one hit album comes another beauty from Jazz’s ‘Holy Trinity’. This is a previously unreleased, precious lost treasure from Monk’s most critically acclaimed line-up; Charlie Rouse on saxophone, John Ore on double bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums. The music was recorded live in Copenhagen in 1963 at the peak of Monk’s career. A year later he was to feature on the cover of TIME magazine, one of only for 4 Jazz artists ever to do so.

The performance, a mixture of Monk originals and interpretations of standards, showcases Monk at his prime: full of avant-garde flair and wit, but always with a swinging feel that explains his title as the 'High Priest of Bebop'.

The original tapes, saved from a skip and blessed with the approval of the Monk estate, have been faithfully restored, mastered and cut using Gearbox's legendary all-analogue process.

Line-up

Thelonious Monk - piano
Charlie Rouse - tenor saxophone
John Ore - double bass
Frankie Dunlop - drums

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今もジャズ・ファンから愛される数多くのスタンダード・ナンバーを世に送りだし、その独創的なスタイルで注目を集め人々の心を鷲掴みにした鬼才ピアニスト、セロニアス・モンク。そんな彼がキャリア絶頂期の1963年に行なったコペンハーゲンで のコンサートの模様を収めた幻のライヴ音源。

1963年3月5日に行なった、デンマークの首都コペンハーゲンにあるオッド・フェ ロー・パレウでの公演は、欧州ツアーの一環だった。メンバーは前年に<コロンビア>から発表されブレイクのきっかけになったLP『モンクス・ドリーム』と同じで、モンクに加えフランキー・ダンロップ(ドラ ム)、ジョン・オーレ(ダブル・ベース)、チャーリー・ラウズ(テナー・サックス)から成るカルテット編成。

今作の元の音源はスコットランドの放送用テープで、デンマーク人プロデューサーが20年程前に文字通りゴミ箱から拾い上げたものを<Gearbox Records>が購入した宝物コレクションの一部である。そのテープからアナログ録音、アナログ・ミックス、そしてアナログ・マスターを施し完成させた、まさに特殊なオール・アナログ・レコーディングでの制作。これまでの中でも指折りと思われるモンクの奏法をレコードにするならこの方法しかないと感じたレーベルの意向で、その過程にデジタルを取り入れることはしなかった。そのおかげで蘇ったコペンハーゲンでのあの夜は、今後も語り継がれていくこと間違いないだろう。

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released September 28, 2018

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Thelonious Sphere Monk was an American jazz pianist and composer.

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