World of Jazz 263

PLAYLIST

  1. Deep Tide Quartet – See One, Do One, Teach One – See One, Do One, Teach One
  2. Gaia Wilmer Octet – After Them – Migrations
  3. Jane Ira Bloom – Nearly Summertime – The Nearness
  4. Iiro Rantala & Ulf Wakenius – Vienna – Good Stuff
  5. David Virelles, Ramon Diaz, Nosotros Ensemble  – Tierra – Gnosis
  6. Yedo Gibson,Vasco Trilla – Aperture – Antenna
  7. John Coltrane – Stardust – The Prestige Recordings
  8. Thelonious Monk Quintet – Friday The 13th – The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection
  9. John Coltrane – C.T.A. – The Prestige Recordings
  10. Evan Parker, John Edwards, John Russell – Mirth – Walthamstow Moon (’61 Revisited)
  11. Andrew Hill – Pax – Pax
  12. Dennis González Yells At Eels feat. Aakash Mittal – Dokonori Shiito – Colorado at Clinton
  13. Dennis González & Faruq Z Bey with Northwood Improvisers – Calligraphy – Hymn For Tomasz Stanko
  14. Jim Hall – In A Sentimental Mood – In Berlin, It’s Nice To Be With You
  15. Tigran Hamasyan, Yerevan State Chamber Choir, Harutyun Topikyan – Nor Tsaghik – Luys I Luso
  16. Deep Tide Quartet – Crackerjack Favours – See One, Do One, Teach One

NOTES

  1. 2017 Discus – Martin Archer – saxophones, Kim Macari – trumpet, Laura Cole – piano,  Walt Shaw – percussion, live electronics.  Recorded at Chairworks, in Castleford, England, on May 8-9, 2017
  2. 2017 Red Piano –  Yulia Musayelyan – flutes, Song Yi Jeon – voice, Gaia Wilmer and Gustavo D’Amico – saxophones, Leandro Pellegrino – guitar,  Vitor Gonçalves – piano and accordion, Mayo Pamplona – bass, Richie Barshay – drums
  3. 1996 Arabesque –  with Julian Priester, Kenny Wheeler, Rufus Reid and Bobby Previte.
  4. 2017 ACT – Iiro rantala – piano, ulf wakenius –  guitar
  5. 2017 ECM –  14-piece ensemble including vocalist and percussionist Roman Diaz  bassist Thomas Morgan, clarinetist Rane Moore, flutist Allison Loggins-Hull, the celebrated Nosotros Ensemble (percussionists), playing mostly drums and instruments of Afro-Cuban heritage, a string trio, and a chorus of four backing vocalists.
  6. 2017 Multikulti Project – Yedo Gibson – baritone, soprano saxophone.  Vasco Trilla – drums, percussion. Recorded on June 13, 2016 at Scratch Built Studio, Lisbon
  7. 1963 (1991) Prestige – John Coltrane – tenor saxophone, Wilbur Harden – flugelhorn,
    Red Garland – piano, Paul Chambers – bass, Jimmy Cobb – drums.  Van Gelder Studios.
  8. 1954 (2017) Prestige – Thelonious Monk – piano, Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone,
    Julius Watkins – french horn, Percy Heath – bass, Willie Jones – drums.
  9. 1957 (1991) Prestige – Art Taylor – drums, John Coltrane – tenor sax, Red Garland – piano, Paul Chambers – bass – originally on the Taylors Wailers album.
  10. 2017 Byrdout – Evan Parker – saxophones, John Russell – guitar, John Edwards – double bass. Recorded November 23, 2016 at the old Cinema in Walthamstow
  11. 2006 Blue Note – Andrew Hill – piano, Freddie Hubbard – cornet, Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone, Richard Davis – bass, Joe Chambers – drums. Recorded February 10, 1965 Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
  12. 2013 Ayler records – Dennis González – C trumpet, Bb cornet, Aakash Mittal – alto saxophone, Aaron González bass, Stefan González drums. Recorded on Sep 5 and Oct 14, 2011 in Dallas, TX, USA
  13. 2009 Qbico – Dennis González – trumpet, percussion, Faruq Z. Bey – tenor, alto saxophone, gong, Skeeter C.R. Shelton –  tenor, soprano saxophone, Mike Carey tenor sax, bass clarinet, Mike Gilmore – vibraphone, marimba, tamboura, Mike Johnston – bass, percussion, Nick Ashton – drums, percussion
  14. 1969 MPS – Jim Hall – guitar, Jimmy Woode – bass, Daniel Humair – drums.  Teldec Studio Berlin, West Germany
  15. 2015 ECM –  a unique project for piano and voices by Tigran Hamasyan featuring Yerevan State Chamber Choir conducted by Harutyun Topikyan.
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World of Jazz 250

PLAYLIST

  1. Anthony Braxton – Brilliant Corners – Six Monk’s Compositions
  2. Arthur Blythe – Epistrophy – Light Blue: Arthur Blythe Plays Thelonious Monk
  3. Art Farmer Quintet – Straight No Chaser – Live at Sweet Basil
  4. Miles Davis – Well You Needn’t –  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
  5. Ravi Coltrane – Monk’s Mood – From The Round Box
  6. Steve Lacy – Thelonious – Steve Lacy Plays Monk
  7. Cedar Walton – I Mean You – Manhattan Afternoon
  8. Joe Lovano – Pannonica – Joyous Encounter
  9. Bobby Hutcherson – In Walked Bud – Vibe Wise/Good Bait
  10. Miles Davis – ‘Round Midnight – Miles Davis at Newport: 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4
  11. John Beasley – Brake’s Sake feat. Dontae Winslow – MONK’estra Vol. 2
  12. Cecil Taylor – Bemsha Swing – Jazz Advance
  13. Steve Lacy Quartet – Friday The Thirteenth – One Fell Swoop
  14. Arthur Blythe – Ruby My Dear – Basic Blythe
  15. Anthony Braxton – Skippy – Six Monk’s Compositions
  16. Thelonious Monk – I Surrender, Dear/Bemsha Swing – Brilliant Corner

Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington

A 1955 album  comprising Monk’s recordings of well-known songs by Ellington.  Monk’s first album to be released by the Riverside label was recorded by Rudy Van Gelder  in July of that year. The album was reissued by Riverside in 2007.

The  album was the result of a compromise between Monk and his new label. Although Monk occasionally performed covers, he primarily played his own compositions. He had recorded several albums of originals during 1953-54 for  Prestige. However, there was a perception (particularly among music critics) that Monk’s own music was “too difficult” for the mainstream record-buying public, and his Prestige albums sold poorly.

After buying out Monk’s contract for just over $100, Riverside convinced Monk to record an entire album of Ellington tunes. Monk Plays Ellington was followed by another album of standards by other composers, The Unique Thelonious Monk  . Both albums were well received by critics, although they sold only moderately, and ironically it was his third Riverside LP Brilliant Corners  which comprised of almost completely original material, which became both a commercial and critical success.

  • Thelonious Monk – Piano
  • Oscar Pettiford – Bass
  • Kenny Clarke – Drums