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 … Continue reading Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington