Label: Riverside Records - VIJ-5102~12,Riverside Records - VIJ-5113~23,Riverside Records - VIJ-5102~23 • Format: 22x, Vinyl LP Box Set Compilation • Country: Japan • Genre: Jazz • Style: Bop
Kevin Whitehead. He says it's really the story of two men: Monk and late record producer Orrin Keepnews. An Thunder And Lightning Polka - The Fairey Band* - Polished Brass (8-Track Cartridge, Album) s box set of "The Complete Riverside Recordings" of pianist Thelonious Monk has been reissued for the second time.
Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says it's really the story of two men - Monk, and record producer Orrin Keepnews who died in March. Here's Kevin's review. It's in a new miniaturized version of a grand old box of Monk's "Complete Riverside Recordings.
He was also a good writer who, in his lengthy notes, explains what he and Monk Reflections - Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riverside Recordings up to in the late '50s. To make that composer and elliptical pianist more accessible, Keepnews suggested Monk record two LPs of standards, starting with an all-Ellington program. It underscored the spare, percussive piano tradition Duke and Monk shared.
Insaxophonist John Coltrane joined Monk's band, to their mutual fame and benefit. They had the attraction of opposites. The pianist left holes the music, and Coltrane eagerly filled them up. This is one of Monk's trickiest pieces, "Trinkle Tinkle. There were contractual difficulties. But that summer ofproducer Keepnews put Monk and his friend, baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, together with the Five Spot Behind The Eight Bar - Buck Clayton - Rarities Vol 1 section - Wilbur Ware on bass and Shadow Wilson on drums.
As ever, Monk's playing behind a soloist can sound more like sabotage than support, but Mulligan was into it. Orrin Keepnews didn't come up with the idea for Monk's piece little-big band, but he was at Town Hall to record their concert.
For "Little Rootie Tootie," arranger Hall Overton took Monk's piano solo from an earlier version and harmonized it for seven horns. When a second Riverside contract was up inhe jumped to big-money Columbia records. That label would get him on the cover of Time Magazine, but would mostly record his quartet over and over. To finish out his old contract, Riverside issued Headknocker - Foreigner - Foreigner Italian concert by that same quartet with Charlie Rouse on saxophone, a preview of years to come.
That concert was part of a six-week European tour - Monk's first of many. It was another sign he'd finally hit the big time. His years at Riverside had gotten him over the hump. Young men and women, particularly women, who have those vocal characteristics are often accused of sounding irritating, uncertain and lacking in authority. What's going on? We'll talk with a linguist who studies language and gender, a speech and language pathologist and a journalist who's Like A Flame - Various - Discobot EP criticized for her voice.
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