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Thelonious Monk - The Complete Prestige Recordings - 2000  Music

Posted by mfrwiz at Dec. 1, 2009
Thelonious Monk - The Complete Prestige Recordings - 2000

Thelonious Monk - The Complete Prestige Recordings - 2000
Lossless (Flac Individual Files + Cue + Log + Audiochecker Log): 682 Mb | EAC Secure Mode Rip | Mp3 (CBR 320 kbps): 521 Mb | HQ Scans
Audio CD (August 22, 2000) - Format: Box set - Number of Discs: 3 - Label: Prestige/Fantasy - Catalog Number: 3PRCD-4428-2
Jazz

Thelonious Monk - The Complete Prestige Recordings  Music

Posted by micaus11 at Nov. 5, 2008
Thelonious Monk - The Complete Prestige Recordings

Thelonious Monk - The Complete Prestige Recordings
MP3 @ 320 | 358 MB | Full Covers Included | 3 discs
Genre:Jazz

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Thelonious Monk's music is striking as much for its logic and lyricism as it is for its idiosyncrasy and peculiarity. It often recalls the Salvador Dali painting that looks like a murky portrait of the artist's wife from close up, but from a few yards away reveals the clear image of Abraham Lincoln. Take "We See," for instance: it sounds a bit odd on a micro level, but pan out and you hear a very appealing melody with the charm of a Tin Pan Alley standard. Monk was in on seven sessions for Prestige as a leader and sideman between October 1952 (after leaving Blue Note) and December 1954 (before bolting for Riverside). Prestige's initial LPs sliced and diced these sessions, so the chronological format of this three-CD box gives the music a welcome cohesion. Of the seven dates, four are particularly rewarding, all of them under Monk's leadership. The October 1952 trio session with trivia-question-answer Gary Mapp on bass and drummer Art Blakey yielded wonderful Monk compositions like "Bye-Ya" and "Monk's Dream." He returned to the trio format two months later (with Max Roach in Blakey's spot) and produced "Trinkle Tinkle," "Reflections," and "Bemsha Swing."

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If Truth Be Told: A Monk's Memoir  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at July 28, 2017
If Truth Be Told: A Monk's Memoir

If Truth Be Told: A Monk's Memoir by Om Swami
English | December 24th, 2014 | ASIN: B00RG3MMNC, ISBN: 0994002742, 9351368068 | 266 pages | AZW3 | 0.44 MB

If Truth Be Told: A Monk's Memoir is an honest and straightforward account of Om Swami's life, one of the foremost spiritual leaders of India.
Paul Motian And The Electric Bebop Band - Play Monk And Powell (1999) {Winter & Winter 910 045-2}

Paul Motian And The Electric Bebop Band - Play Monk And Powell (1999) {Winter & Winter 910 045-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 310 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 108 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 9 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999 Winter & Winter | 910 045-2 | Artist Edition
Jazz / Bop / Post Bop

The music of Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell continues to reveal inner secrets, as this engaging set by dummer Paul Motian and his Electric Bebop Band shows. The group's name of the group is a function of the two electric guitars (Kurt Rosenwinkel and Steve Cardenas) and the electric bass (Steve Swallow), although the remaining members are strictly acoustic (tenor saxophones Chris Cheek and Chris Potter and, of course, drummer Motian). The arrangements are entirely respectful of the compositions, although liberties are taken with tempo and harmony. The results are more than satisfactory, if somewhat conservative, with the solos passed about generously. Motian again reveals his ability to kick and burn, as well as play sensitively, reaffirming his place among the greatest jazz drummers.
The Microscopic Septet - Friday the Thirteenth: The Micros Play Monk (2010)

The Microscopic Septet - Friday the Thirteenth: The Micros Play Monk (2010)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 59:21 min | 140 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz, Post-Bop, Modern Creative | Label: Cuneiform Records

Very few jazz composers have experienced the extremes of acceptance and rejection that were Thelonious Monk's lot. Ignored and rejected early in his career – in part for the oblique weirdness of his piano style, in part for the difficulty and angularity of his compositions, and in part because he was quite clearly mentally ill – he did at least live to see his music given the appreciation it deserved, and his work has only grown in esteem since his death in 1982. Today, his pieces are among the most frequently performed and recorded of any jazz composer…

Colin Masson - The Mad Monk And The Mountain (2010)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 21, 2017
Colin Masson - The Mad Monk And The Mountain (2010)

Colin Masson - The Mad Monk And The Mountain (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 343 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 124 MB | Covers - 35 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Morrigan Music (MMU1081)

Former leader of prog-folk band The Morrigan, Colin Masson is an English multi-instrumentalist who focusses on guitar, both acoustic and electric but especially the latter. Colin Masson plays an interesting and eclectic progressive rock style. There are especially lots of folk influences in Colin's music, but there are also some ambient and new-age influences in there as well. Colin Masson clearly has a distinct sound that's easy to pick out from a crowd of Genesis and ELP clones. This highly original approach is partially what makes the album so enjoyable, but the high level of compositional quality helps as well…

Thelonious Monk - Les liaisons dangereuses 1960 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at May 23, 2017
Thelonious Monk - Les liaisons dangereuses 1960 (2017)

Thelonious Monk - Les liaisons dangereuses 1960 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 448 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 197 MB | 01:23:48
Jazz, Soundtracks | Label: Sam Records/Saga | Release Year: 2017

The only soundtrack recorded by Thelonious Monk in 1959 to be released for the first time as a 2CD set! Contains performances of classic Monk tunes heard in Roger Vadim's 1960 French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Features Monk's 1959 all-star band of Charlie Rouse, Sam Jones & Art Taylor, plus special guest saxophonist Barney Wilen. Contains a 50 pg booklet with texts, discography, never before seen photographs and memorabilia from the recording session and original artwork.
Thelonious Monk Quartet - Live At Monterey Jazz Festival, '63 Volume 1 (1963)

Thelonious Monk Quartet - Live At Monterey Jazz Festival, '63 Volume 1 (1963)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1996 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 685 | ~ 317 or 128 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 26 Mb
Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop

For Monk fans, these Mo-Fis are must-haves. Wow! After releasing so many mediocre rock albums, Mobile Fidelity came through with not one but TWO shiny gold CDs by the enigmatic, lovable Thelonious Monk (accompanied in these live recordings by Charlie Rouse on sax, John Ore on bass, and Frank Dunlop on drums)….
Various Artists - That's The Way I Feel Now: A Tribute To Thelonious Monk (1984) {A&M Records CD 6600}

Various Artists - That's The Way I Feel Now: A Tribute To Thelonious Monk (1984) {A&M Records CD 6600}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 359 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 162 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 25 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1984, 1991 A&M Records | CD 6600 | Audio Master Plus Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Modern Jazz / Jazz Funk / Prog Rock / Soul / Soft Rock

Two years after the death of pianist-composer Thelonious Monk, this very unusual and quite memorable double-LP tribute was put together. Producer Hal Willner's most successful project, the 23 interpretations of Monk originals all feature a different group of all-star players and stretch beyond jazz. Some of the performances are fairly straightforward while others are quite eccentric; certainly the crazy duet on "Four in One" by altoist Gary Windo and Todd Rundgren (on synthesizers and drum machines) and the version of "Shuffle Boil" featuring John Zorn on game calls (imitating the sound of ducks) are quite unique. There are many colorful moments throughout the project and the roster of musicians is remarkable: Bobby McFerrin with Bob Dorough, Peter Frampton, Joe Jackson, Steve Lacy, Dr. John, Gil Evans, Randy Weston, Roswell Rudd, Eugene Chadbourne and Shockabilly, the Fowler Brothers, NRBQ, Steve Khan, Carla Bley, Barry Harris, Was (Not Was) and many others. There is not a slow moment or uninteresting selection on this highly recommended set.

Thelonious Monk - The Very Best of Thelonious Monk (2012)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 8, 2017
Thelonious Monk - The Very Best of Thelonious Monk (2012)

Thelonious Monk - The Very Best of Thelonious Monk (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 382 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 152 MB | 01:06:19
Jazz | Label: Concord Music | Release Year: 2012

Concord's 10-track disc provides an introduction to Monk's mid-50s recordings for the Prestige and Riverside labels. Collected here are prime examples of Monk in mid-career as an iconoclastic pianist, writer of jazz standards, and a band leader who attracted spectacular players to his sessions. Among the notable compositions are "Blue Monk," "Ruby, My Dear" and "'Round Midnight," and the sessions are highlighted by the talents of Percy Heath, Art Blakey, Clark Terry, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Paul Chambers, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Haynes and many more. This is neither a full-telling of Monk's career, which also included key recordings on Blue Note and Columbia, nor of his entire six year run on Prestige and Riverside (the original albums of which are mostly still in print); but for an introduction to Monk's music, this is a good place to start.