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Thelonious Monk - Monk's Blues

(180g Vinyl LP)

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1968's Monk's Blues features the pairing of Thelonious Monk with big band arranger Oliver Nelson for the first time. The inspired 9-track collection finds the jazz legend's piano lines augmented by uncharacteristic horn flourishes throughout with familiar players Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone), Larry Gales (bass) and Ben Riley (drums) also in tow. The sounds in these grooves resemble a kind of mutual admiration society - Oliver and the band digging Monk and vice-versa. Producer Teo Macero noted, "I can't recall Thelonious ever recording with a band this large - and, you know, the arrangements never once got in his way. It was wild."

Thelonious Monk, piano
Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone
Larry Gales, bass
Ben Riley, drums


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