The Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall LP
The Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall LP

The Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall LP

The Thelonious Monk Orchestra

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SKU:
OJCLP135
UPC:
888072359802
Vinyl Reissue Series Commemorates 65th Anniversary of Prestige Records and 90th Birthday of Legendary Engineer Rudy Van Gelder!

The Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall is an album by Thelonious Monk, originally released in 1959. The concert included Hall Overton’s arrangements on Monk’s tunes (including a transcription of Monk's piano solo on "Little Rootie Tootie"). A rarity in pianist Thelonious Monk's recorded output, At Town Hall captures the idiosyncratic genius in concert with a large ensemble featuring a star-studded cast, including trumpeter Donald Byrd, trombonist Eddie Bert, altoist Phil Woods, tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, and baritonist Pepper Adams among others.

The 1959 Town Hall concert was a major success and one of only two recorded performances of Monk in a large group setting. Highlights include original arrangements by Hall Overton and Monk's stylish, impressionistic soloing throughout. A truly unique date, and one that fans of Monk should not hesitate to pick up, this classic LP is now available on vinyl.

"...this date was a real standout. There would only be one other recorded occasion -- Monk's 1963 Philharmonic Hall concert -- when the unique pianist was as successfully featured with a larger ensemble." -Scott Yanow, allmusic.com

Features:
• Prestige Records 65th Anniversary Reissue
• Vinyl Reissue

Musicians:
Thelonious Monk, piano
Donald Byrd, trumpet
Eddie Bert, trombone
Phil Woods, alto sax
Charlie Rouse, tenor sax
Pepper Adams, baritone sax
Robert Northern, french horn
Jay McAllister, tuba
Sam Jones, bass
Art Taylor, drums

Selections:
Side One:

1. Thelonious
2. Friday the 13th
3. Monk's Mood
Side Two:
1. Little Rootie Tootie
2. Off Minor
3. Crepuscule with Nellie
Description
Vinyl Reissue Series Commemorates 65th Anniversary of Prestige Records and 90th Birthday of Legendary Engineer Rudy Van Gelder!

The Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall is an album by Thelonious Monk, originally released in 1959. The concert included Hall Overton’s arrangements on Monk’s tunes (including a transcription of Monk's piano solo on "Little Rootie Tootie"). A rarity in pianist Thelonious Monk's recorded output, At Town Hall captures the idiosyncratic genius in concert with a large ensemble featuring a star-studded cast, including trumpeter Donald Byrd, trombonist Eddie Bert, altoist Phil Woods, tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, and baritonist Pepper Adams among others.

The 1959 Town Hall concert was a major success and one of only two recorded performances of Monk in a large group setting. Highlights include original arrangements by Hall Overton and Monk's stylish, impressionistic soloing throughout. A truly unique date, and one that fans of Monk should not hesitate to pick up, this classic LP is now available on vinyl.

"...this date was a real standout. There would only be one other recorded occasion -- Monk's 1963 Philharmonic Hall concert -- when the unique pianist was as successfully featured with a larger ensemble." -Scott Yanow, allmusic.com

Features:
• Prestige Records 65th Anniversary Reissue
• Vinyl Reissue

Musicians:
Thelonious Monk, piano
Donald Byrd, trumpet
Eddie Bert, trombone
Phil Woods, alto sax
Charlie Rouse, tenor sax
Pepper Adams, baritone sax
Robert Northern, french horn
Jay McAllister, tuba
Sam Jones, bass
Art Taylor, drums

Selections:
Side One:

1. Thelonious
2. Friday the 13th
3. Monk's Mood
Side Two:
1. Little Rootie Tootie
2. Off Minor
3. Crepuscule with Nellie
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
The Thelonious Monk Orchestra
Title
At Town Hall
Composer
Additional Artists
Donald Byrd, Phil Woods, Charlie Rouse, Pepper Adams, Sam Jones, Art Taylor
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
08-04-2014
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
12-05-2014
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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