THELONIOUS MONK - MØNK VINYL (LP)
Release Date: 28th September 2018
Following on from Impulse Records' release of an unearthed John Coltrane album this year, Gearbox Records have gone and provided us another unearthed gem from another Godfather of jazz - Mr Thelonious Monk. Mønk is a previously unreleased recording from Monk taken in his prime in 1963 and including his greatest line-up of Charlie Rouse on saxophone, John Ore on double bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums. Over fifty years later, this recording is now yours to stick on and transform yourself back to the golden-age of jazz!
For Fans Of: John Coltrane, Christian Scott, Onyx Collective, Kamasi Washington
"Hot on the heels of Impulse’s recent unearthed Coltrane number one hit album comes another beauty from Jazz’s ‘holy trinity. This is a previously unreleased, precious lost treasure from Monk’s most critically acclaimed line-up; Charlie Rouse on saxophone, John Ore on double bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums. Tracks include renditions of the famous Nutty and Bye-Ya. Recorded live in Copenhagen in 1963 at the peak of Monk’s career. A year later he was to feature on the cover of Time magazine, one of only for 4 Jazz artists ever to do so. The vinyl format is a genuine AAA release (analogue recording, analogue mix, analogue master) using the original source tapes, making it a true all analogue, audiophile primed release. Cut in-house with Gearbox’s 1967 Haeco Scully lathe, the exact same lathe as Blue Note used back in the day."