This is one of pianist-composer Thelonious Monk's greatest recordings and represents a high point in his career. Performing at Philharmonic Hall in New York, Monk is heard taking an unaccompanied solo on "Darkness on the Delta" and jamming with his quartet (which had Charlie Rouse on tenor, bassist Butch Warren, and drummer Frank Dunlop) on fine versions of "Played Twice" and a previously unreleased rendition of "Misterioso. Monk's quartet was joined by cornetist Thad Jones, trumpeter Nick Travis, Steve Lacy on soprano, altoist Phil Woods, baritonist Gene Allen, and trombonist Eddie Bert.
Recorded live at Lincoln Center, Philharmonic Hall, New York, New York on December 30, 1963. A1, A2, B1, B3, B4: Big Band B2: Quartet. Matrix, Runout (Side A Label): XSM 76578. Matrix, Runout (Side B Label): XSM 76579.
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Big Band and Quartet in Concert, Monk's fifth album for Columbia records, was recorded live at Lincoln Center, Philharmonic Hall in New York City on December 30, 1963. The album is coming back to vinyl for the first time in over two decades with this double LP 180gram reissue, which was mastered from original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman and pressed at Pallas in Germany for a true audiophile experience. Monk released a lot of albums in the sixties, and it's no surprise that this one tends to be overlooked: the songs look endlessly long (nothing with the big band save "Epistrophy" is under ten minutes), it's the same songs Monk had been playing live for at least five years, and isn't there already At Town Hall if you want. to hear Monk with a big band?
1964 live album by Thelonious Monk. Live album by. Thelonious Monk. December 30, 1963 at Lincoln Center, Philharmonic Hall, New York City.
is the seventh album Thelonious Monk released for Columbia Records, featuring several original compositions as well as jazz standards. The track "Pannonica" is a tribute to the jazz patron Nica de Koenigswarter. The track "Teo" is a tribute to the albums' producer Teo Macero. The album cover is a photo of Monk taken by W. Eugene Smith in 1959. Between 1957 and 1965, Monk and other prominent New York jazz musicians rehearsed at the photographer's home, nicknamed 'The Jazz Loft'.
Big Band and Quartet in Concert is the fifth album Thelonious Monk released for Columbia Records, featuring several Monk compositions. It was recorded live at Lincoln Center, Philharmonic Hall, New York, New York on December 30, 1963. (When It's) Darkness On The Delta" – 5:03. Played Twice" – 6:24. Four In One" – 11:03. Nick Travis - Trumpet.
Monk was at the peak of his belated celebrity, and he and the other musicians tear into this demanding music with a mix of authority and joyous abandon. com essential recording Arranger Hall Overton did a brilliant job of translating Thelonious Monk's distinctive compositions (and even a piano transcription) to a big band, both for an earlier Town Hall concert.