The seven-song Unique Thelonious Monk (1956) platter was the pianist's second during his remarkable five-year tenure on Riverside. His debut for the label was the aptly titled Plays Duke Ellington (1955) and once again, on this disc, Monk's song selection did not feature any original compositions. Rather, the well-chosen standards included exemplify and help further establish the pianist and bandleader within the context of familiar melodies at the head of a trio - consisting of Oscar Pettiford (bass) and Art Blakey (drums).
Golden Hits By Thelonious Monk Vol 1. Thelonious Monk. Golden Hits By Thelonious Monk Vol 4. Golden Hits By Thelonious Monk Vol 2. Parisian Coffee Break. Thelonious Monk Plays The Music Of Duke Ellington. Thelonious Monk, Oscar Pettiford, Kenny Clarke. 2019 Remastered 2019. The Unique Thelonious Monk. Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Oscar Pettiford. 2018 Remastered 2018.
The Unique Thelonious Monk is a 1956 album from Thelonious Monk, his second for Riverside Records and like his Riverside debut, is made up of standards. It was a continuation of Riverside's strategy to broaden consumer interest in Monk by having him record cover versions of well-known material which, Riverside hoped, would help to break down the prevailing perception that Monk's original music was "too difficult" for mass-market acceptance.
Thelonious Monk jazz pianist discography. Prior LP versions contained the six Blue Note recording sessions in different, non-chronological configurations. Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1 (1947 Blue Note recordings). Milt Jackson and the Thelonious Monk Quintet (. Milt Jackson: Wizard of the Vibes) (July 2, 1948 Blue Note recording session).
More albums from Thelonious Monk: It’s Monk’s Time by Thelonious Monk. The Man I Love by Thelonious Monk. More Genius Of Thelonious Monk by Thelonious Monk. Something In Blue by Thelonious Monk. Blue Sphere by Thelonious Monk. Thelonious Monk 1963 In Japan by Thelonious Monk. Monk: On Tour In Europe by Thelonious Monk. Round Midnight by Thelonious Monk. View all albums . By: Thelonious Monk (1956, Jazz).
Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer considered one of the giants of American music. Style:MLA Chicago APA. "The Unique Thelonious Monk Album.
The Unique Thelonious Monk Q&A. More Thelonious Monk albums. 5 by Monk by 5. We See. Show all albums by Thelonious Monk.