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Boxset / Compilation · 1991

Filed under Bop
By THELONIOUS MONK

Tracklist

1 Thelonious 3:01
2 Ruby My Dear 3:08
3 Well You Needn't 2:58
4 April in Paris 3:21
5 Mook's Mood 3:08
6 In Walked Bud 2:56
7 'Round Midnight 3:11
8 Evidence 2:34
9 Misterioso 3:23
10 Epistrophy 3:07
11 I Mean You 2:47
12 Four in One 3:30
13 Criss Cross 2:56
14 Straight, No Chaser 2:57
15 Ask Me Now 3:15
16 Skippy 3:01

Line-up/Musicians

Alto Saxophone – Sahib Shihab (tracks: 5 to 7, 12 to 15)
Bass – Al McKibbon (tracks: 12 to 15), Bob Paige (tracks: 5 to 7), Gene Ramey (tracks: 1 to 4), John Simmons (tracks: 8 to 11)
Drums – Art Blakey (tracks: 1 to 7, 12 to 15), Shadow Wilson (tracks: 8 to 11)
Piano – Thelonious Monk
Trumpet – George Taitt (tracks: 5 to 7)
Vibraphone – Milt Jackson (tracks: 8 to 15)

About this release

Blue Note ‎– CDP 7 95636 2 (US)

Track 1: Recorded on October 15, 1947.
Tracks 2-4: Recorded on October 24, 1947.
Tracks 5-7: Recorded on November 21, 1947.
Tracks 8-11: Recorded on July 2, 1948.
Tracks 12-15: Recorded on July 23, 1951.
Track 16: Recorded on May 30, 1952.

All titles originally issued on various Blue Note 78s.
July 2, 1948 date recorded at Apex Studios, New York City.
All other sessions recorded at WOR Studios, New York City.

Reissued in 2003 as "The Essential"(Capitol Records ‎– 07243 582189 2 3,EU)

Thanks to snobb for the addition

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