Thelonious Monk: The Complete Thelonious Monk At The It Club (Vinyl LP)
(4-LP set) the band plays standards, many of Monk's famous tunes, a few lesser known items like Gallop's Gallop and Blues Five Spot and the recent compositions Teo and Bright Mississippi. Propelled by Gales and Riley, Monk and Rouse deliver amazing ten-minute excursions on such Monk classics as Nutty, Rhythm-a-ning, and Blue Monk. Monk was at a particular high point pianistic ally during this gig; in fact, he went into a Los Angeles studio and recorded the album Solo Monk on the afternoons preceding and following the live taping. He is in full force throughout, but his playing is particularly superb on the standards I'm Getting Sentimental Over You and the previously unreleased Sweet And Lovely. Mosaic has returned to the original three-track tapes and mixed them down to beautiful sounding analog stereo masters, presenting the six sets they played that night as they happened. Limited edition of 5000.