A landmark discovery! Never-before released Thelonious Monk 1959 studio recording...the singular jazz artist's only film soundtrack, for Roger Vadim's famed French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960. Recorded at Nola Penthouse Sound Studio in New York City on July 27, 1959, the proceedings feature Monk's 1959 all-star working band of Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone), Sam Jones (double Bass) and Art Taylor (drums), plus special guest Barney Wilen (tenor saxophone). 2017 celebrates the centennial of one of jazz's greatest composers and pianists. First official release with the full permission and cooperation of the Thelonious Monk Estate. Mastered from the original master tapes. Cut by Benjamin Joubert at Biduloscope Mastering in Paris. LP with double insert.
Thelonious Monk (Piano)
Charlie Rouse (Tenor Saxophone)
Barney Wilen (Tenor Saxophone)
Sam Jones (Bass)
Art Taylor (Drums)