Thelonious Monk: Underground (1968) Columbia


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Track Selection: Ugly Beauty (Monk) Artists Musicians: Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Thelonious Monk, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums;  recorded NYC, December 14, 1967 February 14, 1968; recording engineers  Fred Plaut and Arthur Kendy ,  producer Teo Macero. Cover Art: photography:  Horn … Continue reading

Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis/ Johnny Griffin: The Tenor Scene (1961) Esquire


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Track Selection: Straight No Chaser Artists Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Johnny Griffin (ts) Junior Mance (p) Larry Gales (b) Ben Riley (d) recorded live at Minton’s Playhouse, Harlem, NYC, Breakfast set, January 6, 1961 The so-called “Tough Tenors” quintet, a two-year collaboration between … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk Straight, No Chaser (1967)


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Track selection: Locomotive (Monk) Artists Charlie Rouse (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Larry Gales (b) Ben Riley (d) NYC, November 14 1966 – January 10 1967 Music: Monks final quartet and sixth studio album, produced by Columbia’s Teo Macero, the man behind … Continue reading