Thelonious Monk – The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection (2017) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Thelonious Monk – The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:52:16 minutes | 4,2 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet  | © Prestige

It’s surprising to hear that since the dawn of the ‘50s, Thelonious Monk already wasn’t a pianist like the others. Or even a musician like the others… With The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection, we find five 10-Inches made for the label Prestige which have been reunited, restored and remastered from original tapes by Joe Tarantino: Thelonious Monk Trio: Thelonious (1952), Thelonious Monk Quintet Blows For LP, Featuring Sonny Rollins (1953), Thelonious Monk Quintet (1954), Thelonious Monk Plays (1954) and Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk (1954). Artistically, Monk was already in his honeymoon period even though this perhaps wasn’t the most joyous time in the musician’s life. The law had confiscated his professional card, forbidding him from playing in clubs in New York. But the contract that Bob Weinstock made him sign with Prestige allowed him to shine during this time in the recording studios. So here we find a musician who’s hungrier than ever before. He’s adventurous too. Not to mention being ahead of the jazz of his time. Already, on a few recordings for Blue Note carried out between the end of the 40s and 1952, Monk went down jazz paths less trodden without ever straying off the route. Here, the whole affair is even more striking. Most of all in the pieces where he is joined by another genius, Sonny Rollins, who also devoted himself to shaking up the rules of a thriving musical genre that was at its most intense and revolutionising age.


CD1 Thelonious Monk Trio:
01. Little Rootie Tootie
02. Sweet And Lovely
03. Bye-Ya
04. Monk’s Dream
05. Trinkle, Tinkle
06. These Foolish Things
07. Bemsha Swing
08. Reflections

CD 2 Thelonious Monk Quintet:
01. Friday The Thirteenth
02. Let’s Call This
03. Think Of One

CD 3 Thelonious Monk Quintet:
01. We See
02. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
03. Locomotive
04. Hackensack

CD 4 Thelonious Monk:
01. Work
02. Nutty
03. Blue Monk
04. Just A Gigolo

CD 5 Sonny Rollins:
01. The Way You Look Tonight
02. I Want To Be Happy
03. More Than You Know



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