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Thelonious Monk – Jackie-ing {Live In Amsterdam, May 1961} (2014)  Music

Posted by Goodspeed at April 26, 2018
Thelonious Monk – Jackie-ing {Live In Amsterdam, May 1961} (2014)

Thelonious Monk – Jackie-ing {Live In Amsterdam, May 1961} (2014)
EAC+LOG+CUE | Flac (image) | Size: 250 MB | Artwork: 70 MB @ 600dpi | TT: 72:50 | Recovery: 5%
Genre: Jazz | Style: Hardbop | Label: Dutch Jazz Archive Series | Release date: 10-10-2014 | Catalog: NJA 1401

Excellent Monk concert from his well-documented 1961 European Tour. The sound is very good and Monk is in very good form. The bonus tracks were recorded for TV in Bussum; April 1961. There is a low quality video copy of part of this that circulates among collectors, but it is nice to have it in a much more complete audio format as presented here. Huge thanks to the Dutch Archives for releasing this vintage Monk!
Thelonious Monk & Joe Turner - In Paris [Recorded 1952-1954] (1995)

Thelonious Monk & Joe Turner - In Paris [Recorded 1952-1954] (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 250 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Disques Vogue (09026-68210-2)

This CD combines together two unrelated solo piano sets. The nine performances by Thelonious Monk are a bit familiar since these renditions (which are highlighted by "'Round Midnight," "Well You Needn't," "We See" and "Hackensack") had been previously reissued by GNP/Crescendo and Mosaic. However the 13 selections (including three alternate takes) by Joe Turner (no relation to singer Big Joe Turner) are much rarer. Turner, a talented American stride pianist who spent most of his life living in France, had only recorded ten songs as a leader prior to this 1952 session and is in top form for such numbers as "Hallelujah," "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," "Wedding Boogie" and three versions of "Tea for Two." This CD is easily recommended to jazz piano collectors who do not already have the Monk selections.
Thelonious Monk - The Complete Prestige Recordings (3CD box) (2000) **[RE-UP]**

Thelonious Monk - The Complete Prestige Recordings (3CD box) (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 679 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 401 mb
Genre: jazz

The Complete Prestige Recordings is a 3CD box set by Thelonious Monk featuring songs he did with Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins, and solo material. This was released in 2000.
Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Tenor Sessions (1957-1961) [7CD Box Set] (1998)

Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Tenor Sessions (1957-1961) [7CD Box Set] (1998)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 1,71 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 729 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Analogue Productions (APJ 037)

Despite various reissue formats over several decades, the seven original LPs contained in Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Tenor Sessions stood perfectly well on their own at the time of initial release and remain among the highest achievements of a truly golden age. Recorded and released between 1956 and 1961, these seven Monk combo albums were critical in Monk's emergence from a decade of ridicule and neglect to his status at the pinnacle of the jazz pantheon. In addition to some of his best recorded piano performances and more than two dozen of his profoundly personal compositions, these albums provide an overview of the era's major tenor saxophonists, with contributions by Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse and Harold Land…
Thelonious Monk - Solo Monk (1965) {2013 Columbia-Sony Music Japan Blu-Spec CD2 SICP-30247}

Thelonious Monk - Solo Monk (1965) {2013 Columbia-Sony Music Japan Blu-Spec CD2 SICP-30247}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 369 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 163 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 119 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964-65, 2013 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP-30247
Jazz / Bop / Post Bebop / Modal Music / Piano

Reissue. The latest remastering. Features the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD2 format. Bonus tracks. Monk was a perfectionist not always well-understood by the public or even the musicians of his day. All his other recordings involve other musicians with whom he must interact with varying results. This sometimes makes it difficult to hear Monk as himself rather than as an ensemble player. But this recording gives us a great window into Monk's musical soul unencumbered with any exogenous distractions. One gets the feeling that Monk is playing for himself with no one else in the room. Production values are nil: just Monk and a piano in a bare studio. It is a privelege to be able to eavesdrop on his private explorations of themes of, presumably, his own choosing. Having bonus tracks with 'duplicate' songs is a genuine positive; it allows you to hear Monk's differing approaches to the same material.
Lovely Lacy Knits: Beautiful Projects Embellished with Ribbon, Flowers, Beads, and More

Lovely Lacy Knits: Beautiful Projects Embellished with Ribbon, Flowers, Beads, and More by Eva-Maria Maier
English | March 1st, 2015 | ISBN: 0811714799 | 65 pages | PDF | 34.07 MB

Gorgeously soft and romantic, the beautiful lacy knits in this book beg to be touched and worn against the skin. These unique, feminine pieces, embellished with photos, beads, and other accents, will be the focal point of any outfit.

Thelonious Monk Quintet - Monk (1954) [Reissue 2009]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 18, 2018
Thelonious Monk Quintet - Monk (1954) [Reissue 2009]

Thelonious Monk Quintet - Monk (1954) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 194 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 104 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prestige (0888072315938)

As was often the case during the early days of jazz recordings, these six selections (seven, if you count the two attempts at "Think of One") were released under a myriad of names, among them We See, The Golden Monk, and simply Monk - with the assembled musicians credited as the Thelonious Monk Quintet. Monk can be heard supported by two distinct outfits during these, his respective second and third outings as a bandleader on the Prestige label. Taken chronologically, "Let's Call This" and both versions of "Think of One" were documented on November 13, 1953, with Monk (piano), Sonny Rollins (tenor sax), Julius Watkins (French horn), Percy Heath (bass), and Willie Jones (drums)…
Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riverside Recordings (1988) {15CD Riverside Victor Japan VDJ-25010~24 rec 1955-1961}

Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riverside Recordings (1988) {15CD Riverside Victor Japan VDJ-25010~24 rec 1955-1961}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 4.97 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 2.24 Gb
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© 1955-61, 1988 Riverside / Fantasy / Victor Japan | VDJ-25010~24
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Piano

The studio and live recording sessions that Thelonious Monk cut during his six-year stay at the Riverside label are compiled over the 15 discs in the Complete Riverside Recordings. This middle era – between his early sides for Prestige and the final ones for Columbia – is generally considered Monk's most ingenious and creative period. The sessions are presented in chronological order, accurately charting the progression and diversions of one of the most genuinely enigmatic figures in popular music. The Complete Riverside Recordings explores Monk's genius with a certain degree of real-time analysis that simply listening to each of the individual albums from this era lacks.
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk - s/t (1958) {1999 Rhino}

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk - s/t (1958) {1999 Rhino}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 329 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 197 mb
Genre: jazz

This is the first and only collaborative album between Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Thelonious Monk. Released by Atlantic Records in 1958, this remaster and reissue was done by Rhino in 1999 and features three bonus tracks.

Thelonious Monk - The Best Of... (1991) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 31, 2017
Thelonious Monk - The Best Of... (1991) {Blue Note}

Thelonious Monk - The Best Of… (1991) {Blue Note}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 230 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 115 mb
Genre: jazz

The Best Of Thelonious Monk is a 1991 compilation album by American jazz pianist Thelonious Monk. Subtitled The Blue Note Years, this was released by Blue Note Records and represents some of Monk's period in the late 1940's/early 1950's.