Genre: Jazz
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


The Thelonious Monk Big Band and Quartet In Concert 180g LP

Thelonious Monk Big Band and Quartet

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High-Quality Pure Analogue 180g Vinyl LP!

Thelonious Monk could walk from his flat to New York's famous Philharmonic Hall on the corner of 64th Street and Broadway when he made his very first appearance there with his Big Band in December 1963. And the other musicians could get there on the underground: Phil Woods, Steve Lacy, Thad Jones - all of them were members of Monk's closest circle of collaborators. It is no wonder then that the well-known themes were highly agreeable and harmonious. "I Mean You," "Four in One" and "Epistrophy" resounded through the auditorium, the audience was thrilled, Thelonious laughed and danced and a short while later fans could listen to parts of the concert on a recording released by Columbia Records. In a break for a smoke, Monk sat himself down at the piano and played "Darkness on the Delta" - nocturnal atmosphere pure.

Does it bear the patina of times long past? Absolutely not! Thelonious Monk is as red-hot as he ever was.

I own a lot of Monk LPs, but this excellent live set had previously eluded me...The sound, if not 'audiophile,' is plenty good enough: clean and crisp, with a nice weight to the brass and percussion, and a real sense of rhythm and drive. Thank you Speakers Corner for this splendid reissue.
-Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound


  • 180g High-Quality Vinyl
  • Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering


Thelonious Monk piano
Charlie Rouse tenor saxophone
Butch Warren bass
Frank Dunlop drums
Thad Jones cornet
Nick Travis trumpet
Charlie Rouse tenor saxophone
Steve Lacy soprano saxophone


Side A:

  1. I Mean You
  2. Evidence
  3. (When It's) Darkness on the Delta (Monk Solo)

Side B:

  1. Oska T.
  2. Played Twice
  3. Four in One
  4. Epistrophy

Recording: December 1963 at Lincoln Center, Philharmonic Hall, New York

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