45rpm 7" Vinyl Single!
Limited to just 1000 copies in the US, this is an unquestionable treasure. From Gearbox Records' forthcoming album of previously unreleased, prime-era Monk comes this beautifully presented 7" single.
To many people this is the definitive Thelonious Monk Quartet line up, recorded at their peak, for a Danish radio broadcast in 1963. Charlie Rouse (sax) Frankie Dunlop (Drums) and John Ore (Bass) deliver a truly outstanding version of Nutty.
Ore and Dunlop really dig in and swing. Simultaneously driving and laid back, Monk's masterful use of space and melody in Charlie Rouses solo is a clear demonstration as to why Monk is considered by many to be the the best accompanist the jazz world has ever known.
Monk has a lightness of touch in this recording that isn't often heard. Strong themes are interspersed with florid lines and embellishments. The result is an awe-inspiring take that's dripping with cool.
• Limited Edition - 1000 Copies In U.S.
• 45rpm 7" Vinyl Single
• Mastered by Darrel Sheinman and Caspar Sutton-Jones at Gearbox Records
• Cut on a Haeco Scully lathe with Westrex RA1700 series amps, Westrex 3DIIA cutting head and Telefunken U73B tube limiter; Decca valve equalisation; monitored on Audio Note equipment
Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone
Thelonious Monk, piano
John Ore, double bass
Frankie Dunlop, drums
Side A: Nutty (Part 1)
Side B: Nutty (Part 2)
Recorded on March 5th, 1963 at Odd Fellow Palaeet, Copenhagen