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The mystery and haunting angular beauty of Thelonious Monk's unadorned keyboard sides are the focus of Solo Monk. As if possessing the history of jazz in his hands, Monk's solo recordings and performances from every phase of his career remain pure. The components of what made Monk such an uncompromising composer, arranger, and especially bandmember are evident in every note he plays. The disc includes both Monk originals as well as several covers of pop music standards. A majority of… read more



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  • Is there a single album on whose tracklist isn't fucked six ways from Sunday? Anyway, this is a lovely album. Monk's solo records are all wonderful, the best of which in my opinion is Thelonious Alone in San Francisco, which is one of my favorite albums of all time of any kind.
  • Spine-chilling songs. Love Monk to death.
  • my favorite !!!

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