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Thelonious Monk

Monk (Gearbox)


RELEASED: 28th September 2018
180g Vinyl LP

“You’ve got to dig it to dig it, you dig?” - Thelonious Monk

Hot on the heels of Impulse’s recent unearthed Coltrane Number One hit album comes another beauty from jazz’s ‘holy trinity’. This is a previously unreleased, precious lost treasure from Monk’s most critically acclaimed line-up; Charlie Rouse on saxophone, John Ore on double bass and Frankie Dunlop on drums.

Known as the ‘High Priest of Bebop’. Without a widely agreed must-have Monk release, could this fill the void as the Monk everyone should own?

Recorded live in Copenhagen in 1963 at the peak of Monk’s career. A year later he was to feature on the cover of TIME Magazine, one of only for four jazz artists ever to do so.

The vinyl format is a genuine AAA release (analogue recording, analogue mix, analogue master) using the original source tapes, making it a true all analogue,
audiophile primed release.  Cut in-house with Gearbox’s 1967 Haeco Scully lathe, the exact same lathe as Blue Note used back in the day.


  1. Bye-Ya
  2. Nutty
  3. I’m Getting Sentimental
  4. Over You
  5. Body and Soul
  6. Monk’s Dream