A seminal album that I now can't imagine life without. Monk's Dream is probably the best known of Monk's massive body of work & for good reason! He's created a playful, funny, beautiful & moving soundscape here which offers something new every time. It's obviously an instrumental album so if you are looking for vocals, this ain't it.
It was hard to find at a decent price but ever I was able to buy it through Amazon at the cheapest price available. Because it was through a marketplace seller from the US, it did take some time but they made that clear at the front end. Arrived nicely packaged & in a properly padded package. Would definitely recommend.
This is an Album (like that word) that does sound better on good old vinyl. Music on Vinyl are doing a great job mastering the source materials issued by the record companies and this one is no exception. MOV do not always get good source, but if they can do something with the music they will improve it, but only if it is worth doing. Monk's Dream has had all the raving it needs for the music. If you love this one get it on MOV Vinyl it sounds wonderful
This expanded debut album for COLUMBIA by the great pianist/composer Thelonious Monk(1917-82) was compiled from sessions recorded in New York City on October 31 and November 1, 2, & 6, 1962. Monk's empathetic quartet featured Charlie Rouse(tenor sax); John Ore(bass) & Frankie Dunlop(drums) in exuberant form on twelve tracks(including four alternative takes not on the original LP). 'Monk's Dream' is one of Thelonious Monk's finest COLUMBIA albums containing 73 minutes of inventive and exhilarating modern jazz that still sounds fresh over 50 years later.