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Thelonious Monk 2

Thelonious Monk 2


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Four Monk albums, yes four! Brought together for the first time on two CDs. And not just any of them: undoubtedly the pianist's most revered, those that one would take without hesitation to a desert island. Those that the mad pianist recorded between 1953 and 1956, either as a solo , as a trio , or as a combo . Alongside him, throughout the sessions, the best of modern jazz of the time paraded: drummers Kenny Clarke , Art Blakey and Max Roach , bassist Oscar Pettiford , tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins , trumpeter Clark Terry . On the repertoire side, pure Monk, as many “monkized” standards as possible and also, to all honor, a session devoted to the music of the Duke .

A great creator of sound worlds in all its facets, composer, soloist, accompanying conductor. Masterpiece. QUIET PLEASE...

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