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The Thelonious Monk Quartet – Monk In Tokyo (Speakers Corner) (2xLP)

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  • When this double LP suddenly appeared on the shelves of jazz departments in the seventies of the last century, it had become quite quiet around the 'monk'. Concerts? No way! Any news from the studio? Not at all! The attempts of various managers, festival organisers and club owners to lure Monk out of his apartment, to say goodbye to the TV screen and to present new or old things on the concert stages of the world, all failed.

    The 1963 tour with the dates in Japan and this album put together from it offered the normal 'concert routine', but the long played out themes spiced with standards like "Just A Gigolo" or "I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You" made the audience and the collectors sit up and take notice. And: weren't "Blue Monk", "Epistrophy" and "Bemsha Swing" not already known, often heard and played standards at that time?

    Happy memory for the Japanese fans, who were able to experience the 21st of May 1963 live in Tokyo's Sankei Hall! Happy LP listeners who can put this re-release on the shelf in 2016! What does the Monk fan want - and who wouldn't? - more?

    Recording: May 1963 live at Sankei Hall, Tokyo

    Reviews

    "An important piece of jazz history. As with all Speakers Corner vinyls the album is released in audiophile mastering as 180g pressing with an excellent reproduced covers." (Good Times, April / May 2017)

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  • Artist: The Thelonious Monk Quartet
    Label: CBS/Sony, Speakers Corner Records
    Format: LP
    Units: 2
    Country: Germany
    Genre: Jazz
    Style: Bop
  • A1 Straight No Chaser
    A2 Pannonica
    A3 Just A Gigolo
    B1 Evidence
    B2 Jackie - Ing
    B3 Bemsha Swing
    B4 Epistrophy
    C1 I'M Gettin' Sentimental Over You
    C2 Hackensack
    D1 Blue Monk
    D2 Epistrophy