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Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg, Devin Hoff - Plays Monk (2007)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 24, 2017
Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg, Devin Hoff - Plays Monk (2007)

Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg, Devin Hoff - Plays Monk (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 273.55 Mb | 42:50 | Cover
Post Bop | Label: Long Song Records ‎– LSRCD104/2007

Why does it seem that the bands without pianists seem to be producing the best current interpretations of Monk material? Last year we had Ben Riley's gem, and now, (Plays Monk) - this thought provoking beauty - features the unlikely amalgamation of drummer Scott Amendola mixing it up with clarinetist Ben Goldberg and bassist Devin Hoff. Wisely, this trio doesn't try to recreate the sound of Monk's music; more often they take the melodies of these lesser known songs from the Monk canon and take them to the next idiosyncratic step. For instance, Goldberg's mid and lower ranged foray on Reflections perfectly captures the ponderously pensive mood. Amendola and Hoff furtively create a bustled rhythm on Little Rootie Tootie, while Goldberg restrains the melody by playing restrained and held back loopy notes. The tension between these two forces is joyfully palpable. The band is also able to reach the out layers of Monk's cerebellum, as on the wild and wooly Teo and & Four In One. Hoff's bass work on the latter is a roller coaster ride in itself. The idea of taking off road excursions with Monk's vehicle was a smart concept, and these guys do some remarkable ATVing with it.
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 - At The Five Spot (1958/2007)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 21, 2018
Thelonious Monk - At The Five Spot (1958/2007)

Thelonious Monk - At The Five Spot (1958/2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 456.28 Mb | 77:36 | Scans included
Hard Bop | Label: Milestone/Concord - MCD-47043

One of Thelonious Monk's finest bands was the quartet he led in 1958 that featured tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin. Griffin sounded quite comfortable playing Monk's music and his fiery style really inspired the pianist/composer. This two-LP set has many great moments including "In Walked Bud," "Nutty," and "Let's Cool One" and makes you regret that this band did not stay together for a much longer period.
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 - 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
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 1.71 Gb | 5% repair rar
© 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.
Thelonious Monk - Underground (1968/2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Thelonious Monk - Underground (1968/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:28 minutes | 886 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Underground" is a 1968 album by American jazz musician Thelonious Monk. It features Monk on piano, Larry Gales on bass, Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, and Ben Riley on drums. The album is widely known for its provocative cover image, which depicts Monk as a fictitious French Resistance fighter in the Second World War. It contains a number of new Monk compositions, some of which appear in recorded form only on this album. This is the last Monk album featuring the Thelonious Monk Quartet, and the last featuring Charlie Rouse.