THELONIOUS MONK : MONK. [ Columbia & Legacy ]
Catalog: Columbia & Legacy / CS 9091 & CS 9091
Format: LP, Limited Edition, Reissue
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Thelonious Monk’s fourth studio album for Columbia Records, released in 1964, featured a sprightly mix of standards (Just You, Just Me, April In Paris) and originals (Teo, a unique arrangement of Children’s Song (That Old Man)). Monk would use this lineup (himself on piano, Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, Larry Gates on bass and Ben Riley on drums) in the studio and in concert for the next four years. To close Monk’s centennial year, rediscover this overlooked gem in his discography, newly remastered at high resolution from the original master tapes.