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Genius of Modern Music I

Thelonious Monk

With the possible exception of Idrees, the soloists weren’t up to the pianist’s level. Yet the miraculous Blakey is at his early best.
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Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams: 'Round Midnight

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  • Thelonious Monk (piano), Bob Paige (bass), George Taitt (trumpet), Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone), Gene Ramey (bass), Art Blakey (drums)
  • Recorded: 1947-11-21
  • Recording Venue: WOR Studios, New York

Monk, T: Off Minor

2:59
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  • Thelonious Monk (piano), Art Blakey (drums), Gene Ramey (bass)
  • Recorded: 1947-10-24
  • Recording Venue: WOR Studios, New York

Monk, T: Ruby, My Dear

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  • Thelonious Monk (piano), Art Blakey (drums), Gene Ramey (bass)
  • Recorded: 1947-10-24
  • Recording Venue: WOR Studios, New York

Monk, T: I Mean You

2:45
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  • Thelonious Monk (piano), Shadow Wilson (drums), Milt Jackson (vibraphone), John Simmons (bass)
  • Recorded: 1948-07-02
  • Recording Venue: Apex Studios, New York

Duke, V: April in Paris

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  • Thelonious Monk (piano), Gene Ramey (bass), Art Blakey (drums)
  • Recorded: 1947-10-24
  • Recording Venue: WOR Studios, New York

Monk, T: In Walked Bud

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  • Thelonious Monk (piano), Art Blakey (drums), Bob Paige (bass), George Taitt (trumpet), Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone), Gene Ramey (bass)
  • Recorded: 1947-11-21
  • Recording Venue: WOR Studios, New York

Monk, T: Thelonious

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  • Thelonious Monk (piano), Art Blakey (drums), Gene Ramey (bass), Idrees Sulieman (trumpet), Danny Quebec West (alto saxophone), Billy Smith (tenor saxophone)
  • Recorded: 1947-10-15
  • Recording Venue: WOR Studios, New York

Monk, T: Epistrophy

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  • Thelonious Monk (piano), John Simmons (bass), Milt Jackson (vibraphone), Shadow Wilson (drums)
  • Recorded: 1948-07-02
  • Recording Venue: Apex Studios, New York

Monk, T: Misterioso

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  • Thelonious Monk (piano), John Simmons (bass), Kenny "Pancho" Hagood (vocals), Milt Jackson (vibraphone), Shadow Wilson (drums)
  • Recorded: 1948-07-02
  • Recording Venue: Apex Studios, New York

Monk, T: Well You Needn't

2:57
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  • Thelonious Monk (piano), Art Blakey (drums), Gene Ramey (bass)
  • Recorded: 1947-10-24
  • Recording Venue: WOR Studios, New York

Monk, T: Introspection

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  • Thelonious Monk (piano), Art Blakey (drums), Gene Ramey (bass)
  • Recorded: 1947-10-24
  • Recording Venue: WOR Studios, New York

Monk, T: Humph

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  • Thelonious Monk (piano), Art Blakey (drums), Gene Ramey (bass), Idrees Sulieman (trumpet), Danny Quebec West (alto saxophone), Billy Smith (tenor saxophone)
  • Recorded: 1947-10-15
  • Recording Venue: WOR Studios, New York
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