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Monk's Dream - Thelonious Monk - Full Album
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Posted on 01/17/2016 11:03:35 PM PST by WhiskeyX

Monk's Dream (released in 1963) is a stellar bop album from the Thelonious Monk quartet (consisting of Monk, Charlie Rouse, John Ore and Frankie Dunlop).

*Tracklist below*

Monk's Dream 00:00

Body And Soul 6:30

Bright Mississippi 10:58

Five Spot Blues 19:36

Bolivar Blues 22:52

Just A Gigolo 30:24

Bye-Ya 32:54

Sweet And Lovely 38:57

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: bebop; cooljazz; hardbop; jazz
Thelonious Monk

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Thelonious Sphere Monk[2] (October 10, 1917[3] - February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer. Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "'Round Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Straight, No Chaser" "Ruby, My Dear", "In Walked Bud", and "Well, You Needn't". Monk is the second-most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington, which is particularly remarkable as Ellington composed more than 1,000 pieces, whereas Monk wrote about 70.[4]

His compositions and improvisations feature dissonances and angular melodic twists, and are consistent with Monk's unorthodox approach to the piano, which combined a highly percussive attack with abrupt, dramatic use of silences and hesitations.

He was renowned for his distinctive style in suits, hats, and sunglasses. He was also noted for an idiosyncratic habit observed at times during performances: while the other musicians in the band continued playing, he would stop, stand up from the keyboard, and dance for a few moments before returning to the piano.

Monk is one of five jazz musicians to have been featured on the cover of Time, after Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, and Duke Ellington, and before Wynton Marsalis.[5][6]


Monk's Dream (Thelonious Monk album)

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Monk's Dream is the first album jazz musician Thelonious Monk released on Columbia Records. It was issued in 1963. [1]

"Bye-Ya" and "Bolivar Blues" were recorded on October 31, 1962; "Body and Soul" and "Bright Mississippi" on November 1; "Sweet and Lovely", "Just a Gigolo" and "Monk's Dream" on November 2; and "Five Spot Blues" on November 6.

"Bright Mississippi" is the only track on the album that Monk had not previously recorded.

"Bolivar Blues" was originally titled "Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are", and had been on Monk's 1957 Riverside album, Brilliant Corners.

"Five Spot Blues" was originally called "Blues Five Spot" and had first appeared on the album Misterioso, which was recorded live at the Five Spot Cafe in New York in 1958 and released on Riverside.

"Monk's Dream", "Bye-Ya", and "Sweet and Lovely" had also been previously recorded by Monk for Prestige Records at a session ten years earlier.


1 posted on 01/17/2016 11:03:35 PM PST by WhiskeyX
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2 posted on 01/17/2016 11:05:02 PM PST by WhiskeyX
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I’ve always found Monk’s music and style to be intriguing. One of a kind and so unlike anything out there today.

3 posted on 01/18/2016 5:34:25 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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