Thelonious Monk recommendations

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Isamet, May 25, 2018.

  1. KevinP

    KevinP Forum introvert

    Wellington , NZ
    Some of his LPs are better than others, but none of them are terrible. If you went to a record store and they had exactly one, and it wasn't some cheap-looking compilation, it's a safe bet.

    I tend to prefer his pre-Columbia recordings, Riverside especially, but the Columbias are still essential.

    Make sure you have at least one solo LP though.
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  2. Bobby Boogaloo

    Bobby Boogaloo Heavy on the grease please

    Mid Atlantic USA
  3. Isamet

    Isamet Forum Resident Thread Starter

    New York
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  4. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

    Central NY
    I love the early Blue Note recordings, Monk's Music on Riverside, and Criss Cross on Columbia.
    And I want to get the French soundtrack double CD.
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  5. Panama Hotel

    Panama Hotel Forum Resident

    just listen to that one again a few more times. there's definitely something to be said for getting knocked out by a record, and familiarizing yourself with it so thoroughly that you can hear it playing in your head, from memory.

    that said, it's probably easiest to accomplish with one of Monk's solo records, like Thelonious Alone in San Francisco.
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