Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series!
Mono 180g Vinyl LP!
Mastered by Kevin Gray from Original Analog Tapes!
Pressed at Optimal!
Thelonious Monk was a little-known figure on the New York City bebop scene when Blue Note founder Alfred Lion discovered and fell in love with the pianist's utterly unique music and offered Monk his first opportunity to record as a leader. Over four sessions recorded in 1947 and 1948, Blue Note documented Monk in trio, quartet, quintet, and sextet settings performing his singular compositions including "'Round About Midnight," "Ruby My Dear," "Epistrophy," "Well You Needn't," and "Thelonious," and released the 10" LP Genius of Modern Music. In 1956, Blue Note transitioned to the 12" LP and began the fabled 1500 Series which included the expanded Genius of Modern Music, Volume One (BLP 1510) featuring one of Reid Miles' earliest cover designs for the label.
This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is mono, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
- Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series
- 180g Vinyl LP
- All-Analog Pressing
- Mastered by Kevin Gray from the Original Analog Tapes
- Manufactured at Optimal in Germany
|Sahib Shihab||alto sax|
|Danny Quebec West||alto sax|
|Billy Smith||tenor sax|
- 'Round About Midnight
- Off Minor
- Ruby My Dear
- I Mean You
- April in Paris
- In Walked Bud
- Well You Needn't