Monk, Thelonious

Riverside, 2002CD
Instrument: PIANO

Issue: 9.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4+
Performance Chart

Sound: 4+
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Thelonious plays piano with an unorthodox style, one that included many blue notes. He naturally plays blues to accent points and does it with a strong grasp of the mood. The music works particularly well when complimented by brass. Johnny Griffin gets the call on sax with Roy Haynes (d) and Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass. This live session from1958 brings out the best from the quartet, one of Monk’s best recordings.