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Thelonious Monk: Monk's Music

Read "Monk's Music" reviewed by Chris May

Many albums in the Original Jazz Classics reissue series include alternate takes or tracks recorded for, but ultimately not included on, the original vinyl LP. The label's 2011 Remasters edition of pianist Thelonious Monk's Monk's Music (Riverside, 1957) is no exception--but is something of a first, in that “Blues For Tomorrow," the 13:33 minute bonus track, ...

Thelonious Monk: Monk's Music

Read "Monk's Music" reviewed by David Rickert

Monk’s Music is the session where Thelonious famously told a frustrated Coltrane and Hawkins that, given the talent between the two of them, they should certainly be able to figure out how to handle his songs. Playing with Monk was more like a 5K run than a walk in the park, yet everyone who gigged with ...