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Thelonious Monk - The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings (2006/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane - The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings (2006/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 (+48) kHz | Time - 106:08 minutes | 2,28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings is a 2006 release of Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane's work for the Riverside Records label in 1957, with two tracks previously unreleased in any form. In 2017 it was relaunched for the new vinyl reissue of Craft Recordings imprint (Concord Music Group).

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.
VA - Riverside Jazz: Keynote Recordings From One Of Jazz's Greatest Labels 1953-1964 (2006)

VA - Riverside Jazz: Keynote Recordings From One Of Jazz's Greatest Labels 1953-1964 (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 401 mb
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Genre: jazz

Riverside Jazz: Keynote Recordings From One Of Jazz's Greatest Labels 1953-1964 is a 2006 compilation CD highlighting the jazz label Riverside. This was released in conjunction with HearMusic, a service of the Starbucks coffee chain.
Abbey Lincoln - Abbey Is Blue (1959) {Riverside 20-bit K2 Remaster Limited Edition}

Abbey Lincoln - Abbey Is Blue (1959) {Riverside 20-bit K2 Remaster Limited Edition}
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© 1959, 2005 Riverside / Fantasy / Concord | RITB-1153-2 | 20-bit K2 remaster | LP RLP 12-308
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Standards

This edition limited to 10,000 copies and 20-Bit K2 Super Coding. Abbey Lincoln's third of three Riverside albums directly precedes her more adventurous work with drummer (and then-husband) Max Roach. With fine backup from trumpeter Kenny Dorham, pianist Wynton Kelly, Les Spann (doubling on guitar and flute), bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Philly Joe Jones) on seven of the ten numbers, and by Roach's regular quintet at the time on the other three selections, Lincoln is quite emotional and distinctive during a particularly strong set. Highlights include the first vocal version ever of "Afro-Blue," "Come Sunday," Oscar Brown, Jr.'s "Brother, Where Are You," "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise," "Long as You're Living," and Lincoln's own "Let Up." A very memorable set.
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Ugetsu (1963) {Riverside 20-bit K2 Limited Edition}

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Ugetsu (1963) {Riverside 20-bit K2 Limited Edition}
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© 2004 Riverside / Fantasy | RITB 9464-2 | 20-bit K2 remaster | LP RLP 464
Jazz / Hard Bop

This edition limited to 10,000 copies and 20-Bit K2 Super Coding. Ugetsu, a 1963 live set from the original Birdland, finds Art Blakey & His Jazz Messengers at the peak of their powers with one of their strongest lineups. The group primarily recorded sessions for Alfred Lion's Blue Note label, but this Riverside date is as strong as any of their previous outings. Having acquired the services of trombonist Curtis Fuller in 1961, the Messengers' front line was its most robust ever, with Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard consistently turning in some of their best performances. Rounding out the rhythm section with Blakey are the equally powerful Reggie Workman and Cedar Walton.
Wes Montgomery - The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (1960) {2008 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection] (Item #27)

Wes Montgomery - The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (1960) {2008 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #27)
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© 2008 Concord / Riverside | 0888072307902
Jazz / Hard Bop / Guitar

Orrin’s commentary (from his new liner notes): “I began constructing the 1960 definitive presentation of [Wes] Montgomery by recognizing the need to keep things as clear-cut and uncomplicated as possible. There were at least three unique aspects to his performing style: he played with his thumb, never using a pick… and his solos almost invariably included two elements routinely referred to as ‘impossible’—his use of octaves and of pianistic block chords. Self-taught (his first ‘lesson’ had involved heavy listening to Charlie Christian records) and never able to read music notation of any kind, he somehow possessed an unfailing command of the blues and of ballad tempo and was an impressive composer.”
Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington (1955) {2007 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #1)

Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington (1955) {2007 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #1)
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© 2007 Concord / Riverside | 0888072301283
Jazz / Bop / Piano

Remastered in 24-bit from the original master tapes. Part of our Keepnews Collection, which spotlights classic albums originally produced by the legendary Orrin Keepnews. For Monk’s debut Riverside date, Keepnews decided to ease the pianist into what turned out to be his lengthy association with the label by asking him to momentarily set aside his own compositions and instead play Duke Ellington tunes. He did so in the company of the esteemed rhythm section of bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Kenny Clarke. With his distinctively angular style, Monk nails Ellington’s best-known tunes such as “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “Mood Indigo” and “Caravan.”
Bill Evans Trio - Portrait In Jazz (1959) {2008 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #26)

Bill Evans Trio - Portrait In Jazz (1959) {2008 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #26)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 314 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 144 Mb
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© 2008 Concord / Riverside | 0888072306783
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Piano

Orrin Keepnews' commentary (from his new liner notes): “This turned out to be the easiest Bill Evans record session I was ever involved in. The trio's initial working repertoire consisted entirely of material that he wanted to record but had not yet attempted; I probably would have preferred having more than two originals, having not yet fully realized that his ability to reconstruct and revitalize old and often over-familiar standards was one of his more important contributions to the jazz vocabulary.”
Clark Terry with Thelonious Monk - In Orbit (1958) {Riverside-OJC}

Clark Terry with Thelonious Monk - In Orbit (1958) {Riverside-OJC}
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© 1987 Riverside / Fantasy / ZYX Music | OJCCD-302-2
Jazz / Bop / Flugelhorn / Piano

Thelonious Monk, in addition to all his other notable qualities, was actually one of Riverside's most valuable talent scouts, recommending such mainstays as Johnny Griffin and Wilbur Ware, and introducing the label to Sonny Rollins and Clark Terry. The astoundingly adept trumpeter was always greatly appreciated by Thelonious, who quickly accepted the invitation to accompany Terry on this occasion. It was an album full of firsts and rarities: Monk's only Riverside appearance as a sideman; the first of Terry's many recordings on flugelhorn; the first of a great many Riverside dates for the great bassist Sam Jones; and the only occasion on which Monk and drummer Philly Joe Jones recorded together.
Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Himself (1957) {2008 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #24)

Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Himself (1957) {2008 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #24)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 284 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 159 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 284 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remastering
© 2008 Concord / Riverside | 0888072305106
Jazz / Bop / Piano

Orrin Keepnews' commentary (from his new liner notes): "This, you might say, is an album of undiluted Monk. Like most generalizations, that wouldbe putting things a bit too simply, but the core of truth is there. For, with the deliberate exceptionof the final selection, this is literally Thelonious Himself—Monk, alone in the recording studio, offering highly personal versions of some standards and some of his own tunes.