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27 Oct 2008

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  Song Title Artist
Well, You Needn't Thelonious Monk
Misterioso (Album Version) Thelonious Monk
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All The Things You Are (Album Version) Thelonious Monk
Honeysuckle Rose Thelonious Monk Trio
Bemsha Swing (Album Version) Thelonious Monk
Evidence (Album Version) Thelonious Monk

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  • Original Release Date: 21 Oct 1991
  • Release Date: 21 Oct 1991
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 51:58
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  • ASIN: B001KLE80G
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 157,075 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Monk 29 Jun 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The rating was chosen because I was pleased with the transaction and had wanted a version of this CD for some time. Anyone liking Thelonius Monk's music will find this CD interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 12 Jun 2013
By r100rs
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Some fantastic live music that makes you feel as if you are in a smoky 1950's jazz cellar. It doesn't get better than this.
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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars  24 reviews
37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Johnny Griffin at his Best 13 July 2005
By A. K. L. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I won't review this CD as a whole since many others have already. But in all these reviews I note scant mention of Johnny Griffin. In this live session from that now defunct little hole-in-the-wall, the Five Spot, Grif shows why he is considered the 'fastest tenor alive.' He's also the most passionate. His solos on this session are consistently amazing in their dexterity, imagination, and sheer emotional charge. He often moans ecstatically as he blows flourish after flourish of blue fire, yet never takes himself too seriously. He truly GETS Thelonious: the wry twinkle of Monkish humor. The second cut, 'Blues Five Spot,' is one of the greatest tenor solos of all time (See my Listmania, "Great Tenor Sax Solos.") Astonishing speed and melodic invention with the trio are followed by an un-accompanied cadenza of clean blues logic, topped off by the theme from Popeye the Sailor Man. Sonny Rollins was more magisterial and conscious of his greatness when he played with Monk; Trane was more esoteric and, well, heavy; but no one played Monk with more understanding than Johnny Griffin: they were friends for life. Grif knew the secret of Monk. The Master wasn't avant garde and he wasn't heavy: he was funky, blue, and full of laughter. Despite the primitive quality of the recording, and the idiots at the bar who keep dropping their glasses, this sizzling July evening in 1958, in the hippest of New York bars, at the heart of a by-gone era, is captured for all time here in one of the GREAT live jazz recordings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A tragically underrated, spectacular album 12 Oct 1999
By kkatstan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Monk fans who instinctively think of Charlie Rouse should listen to this album; Johnny Griffin is in excellent form (e.g., "Let's Cool One"). Some first-rate drumming too (solo on "In Walked Bud" is downright melodic). The reviewer that dinged this wasn't listening very well. Buy it and see!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Misterioso is amazing 16 Sep 2004
By BigT - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Misterioso, the title track on this album, is absolutely my favorite Monk song. I'm not a musician but it sounds so atonal yet perfectly melodic I can't think of another artist that can pull that off. I wish I could have seen him play and heard a 20 minute version!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Huzzah to Monk & Griffin! 28 July 2004
By Dylan Groves - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This one is a humdinger! Unlike Monk's work with later accompaniest Charlie Rouse (who, although a superb musician, at times seems willing to bend over backwards to keep from stepping on Monk's musical toes), this stuff has an incredible asset in the way of sax man Griffin, who stretches out further and gets a bit wilder. Probably my desert island Monk recording. No need to say more, I suppose.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful 3 Jan 2001
By John E - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Monk's quirkiness and brilliant originality are on display here in spades, but aside from that this cd is also so melodic and charming that it should be of value to anyone, not just jazz snobs. This is a brilliant but also oddly lovely cd.
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