Thelonious Monk – Straight No Chaser (1967)
Jazz | MP3 @320Kbs + Scans | 185 Mb (incl 5%) | 1967 | Columbia/Legacy | 75:56
The Definitive and Complete Straight, No Chaser
Thelonious Monk's fruitful tenure at Columbia Records resulted in several classic recordings, and coincided with having his portrait on the cover of Time magazine–a distinction bestowed on only five jazz artists. Straight, No Chaser
is undeniably one of those classics, and finds Monk in the good company of his long-time companions–Charlie Rouse, Larry Gales, and Ben Riley.
For this CD, reissue producer Orrin Keepnews has added approximately 25 minutes of never-before-heard Monk, meticulously re-editing lost portions of issued titles while discovering two complete, previously unissued performances.