At Town Hall (Live) [Bonus Track Version]
The Thelonious Monk Orchestra
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||Thelonious (Live)||The Thelonious Monk Orchestra||3:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Friday the 13th (Live)||The Thelonious Monk Orchestra||9:32||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Monk's Mood (Live)||The Thelonious Monk Orchestra||10:27||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Little Rootie Tootie (Live)||The Thelonious Monk Orchestra||8:55||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Off Minor (Live)||The Thelonious Monk Orchestra||7:56||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Crepuscule With Nellie (Live)||The Thelonious Monk Orchestra||4:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Little Rootie Tootie (Encore) [Live]||The Thelonious Monk Orchestra||8:27||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||In Walked Bud (Bonus Track)||The Thelonious Monk Orchestra||7:09||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Blue Monk (Bonus Track)||The Thelonious Monk Orchestra||8:21||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Rhythm a Ning (Bonus Track)||The Thelonious Monk Orchestra||6:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
the quintessential monk
If I had to pick my favorite Jazz album which would be very hard to do, it would likely be this one. The first time I heard it in 1963, it excited me so much I went to the Record Hunter on 5th Ave and tried to buy it. They had no copies but looked it up in Schwanns and ordered it for me. I went back every day until it arrived. Charlie Rouse's solos are among this great (and underrated) sax players best. The horn harmonies blending with Monks paino are breathtaking. Most of monks work has been with the quartet but this big band plays his music as if it were written just for them. The members read like a list of legends. After over 40 years I still never get tired of listening to this album. Great music.
As hip as hip can be
If ever there was a concert I wish I could have attended, this is it...
You can't feel the essence of swing any better than on this recording. It's utterly the most wailing Thelonious Monk ever! They shot the dude out of a canon, live with a medium sized big band and it soars like a bird of prey!