Thelonious Monk Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 200g LP
Thelonious Monk Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 200g LP
Genre: Jazz
Label: Sam
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Thelonious Monk Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 200g LP

Thelonious Monk

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SKU:
SAMLP15544N
UPC:
881034155443
TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal

Newly Discovered 1959 Studio Recording!
Cut By Kevin Gray & Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!
Includes A 4-Page Insert With Photos!


Provocative, controlled, erratic, lyrical, grating — and, above all else, original. These are just a few of the terms one can use to describe Thelonious Monk — both the man and his music.

Recorded for the 1960 Roger Vadim movie Les Liaisons Dangereuses, this album features Monk performing with Charlie Rouse, Barney Wilen, Sam Jones and Art Taylor.

"...Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960, music recorded for the 1960 Roger Vadim movie Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

"A studio set recorded in 1959, in New York City, when Monk was in his late tenure at Riverside Records, the sound here is something of a preview of his approach upon his move to Columbia Records, where the compositions took on a tighter (it's relative; this is, after all, Monk) form. The set features tenor saxophonists Charlie Rouse and Barney Wilen. Rouse went on to serve in Monk's bands until the end. Wilen was best known then as the sax man on Miles Davis soundtrack recording, Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (Fontana, 1958). The rhythm section was rounded out by bassist Sam Jones and drummer Art Taylor.

"As on most of his Columbia work, the set list is contains tunes mostly from the familiar Monk songbook, with a brief gospel hymn "By And By (We'll Understand it By And By)." The somber "Pannonica" receives three treatments; "Well You Needn't" is more fluid and more introspective than any other Monk take of the tune; "Crepuscule With Nellie" is, as always, perfect universe that makes complete and beautiful sense.

"Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereueses 1960 is Monk in fine form, leaning toward his Columbia Records sound with excellent compatriots."
- allaboutjazz.com, Dan McClenaghan, June 1, 2017

Features:
• Mastered at Cohearent Audio by Francois Le Xuan & Cut by Kevin Gray
• 200g Vinyl Plated & Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
• Includes 4-page insert with photos and an essay by Robin D.G. Kelley

Musicians:
Thelonious Monk Quintet:
Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone
Barney Wilen, tenor saxophone
Thelonious Monk, piano
Sam Jones, double bass
Art Taylor, drums

Selections:
Side A:

1. Rhythm-a-Ning
2. Crepuscule With Nellie
3. Six In One
4. Well, You Needn't
Side B:
1. Pannonica (solo)
2. Pannonica (solo)
3. Pannonica (quartet)
4. Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are
5. Light Blue
6. By And By (We'll Understand It Better By And By)
Description
TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal

Newly Discovered 1959 Studio Recording!
Cut By Kevin Gray & Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!
Includes A 4-Page Insert With Photos!


Provocative, controlled, erratic, lyrical, grating — and, above all else, original. These are just a few of the terms one can use to describe Thelonious Monk — both the man and his music.

Recorded for the 1960 Roger Vadim movie Les Liaisons Dangereuses, this album features Monk performing with Charlie Rouse, Barney Wilen, Sam Jones and Art Taylor.

"...Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960, music recorded for the 1960 Roger Vadim movie Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

"A studio set recorded in 1959, in New York City, when Monk was in his late tenure at Riverside Records, the sound here is something of a preview of his approach upon his move to Columbia Records, where the compositions took on a tighter (it's relative; this is, after all, Monk) form. The set features tenor saxophonists Charlie Rouse and Barney Wilen. Rouse went on to serve in Monk's bands until the end. Wilen was best known then as the sax man on Miles Davis soundtrack recording, Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (Fontana, 1958). The rhythm section was rounded out by bassist Sam Jones and drummer Art Taylor.

"As on most of his Columbia work, the set list is contains tunes mostly from the familiar Monk songbook, with a brief gospel hymn "By And By (We'll Understand it By And By)." The somber "Pannonica" receives three treatments; "Well You Needn't" is more fluid and more introspective than any other Monk take of the tune; "Crepuscule With Nellie" is, as always, perfect universe that makes complete and beautiful sense.

"Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereueses 1960 is Monk in fine form, leaning toward his Columbia Records sound with excellent compatriots."
- allaboutjazz.com, Dan McClenaghan, June 1, 2017

Features:
• Mastered at Cohearent Audio by Francois Le Xuan & Cut by Kevin Gray
• 200g Vinyl Plated & Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
• Includes 4-page insert with photos and an essay by Robin D.G. Kelley

Musicians:
Thelonious Monk Quintet:
Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone
Barney Wilen, tenor saxophone
Thelonious Monk, piano
Sam Jones, double bass
Art Taylor, drums

Selections:
Side A:

1. Rhythm-a-Ning
2. Crepuscule With Nellie
3. Six In One
4. Well, You Needn't
Side B:
1. Pannonica (solo)
2. Pannonica (solo)
3. Pannonica (quartet)
4. Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are
5. Light Blue
6. By And By (We'll Understand It Better By And By)
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Thelonious Monk
Title
Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
200G
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
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
3770010277002
Creation Date
Release Date
11-29-2017
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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