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Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk - Mønk (Gearbox Records)


RELEASED: 26th March 2021

Format:  Vinyl LP (With OBI Strip)
Cat No:  GB1541OBI
Format:  CD
Cat No:  GB1541CDOBI

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? Tracks include renditions of the famous “Nutty” and “Bye-Ya.” Monk composed over sixty-odd pieces which are still circulating in the jazz repertoire, more than any other jazz composer. - 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 4 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 Over You
4. Body And Soul
5. Monk’s Dream