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Huge find and stellar, all-analog restoration from @gearboxrecords of prime @theloniousmonk live in Copenhagen 1963. The same quartet that recorded ‘Monk’s Dream’ and ‘Criss Cross’: Charlie Rouse-tenor sax, John Ore-bass and Frank Dunlop-drums swings mightily through three Monk originals and two standards as Monk tosses unexpected twists, turns and flourishes throughout with reckless abandon. Fortunately, this is a well-rehearsed outfit who don’t seem to know the definition of “unexpected”…they just use it to swing even harder. Great liner notes by Ethan Iverson of @thebadplus tells the fascinating story of the tapes (literally saved from a garbage dumpster) and Gearbox has done their usual great job with the pressing which is centered, flat and dead quiet. Sonically, this record is EXCELLENT. A must for Monk fans. #jazzandcoffee #theloniousmonk #vinyl #jazz #nowspinning #vinyligclub
October 6, 2018
I’m Syd Schwartz, jazz vinyl enthusiast, digital marketing exec at Sony Music and Consigliere for the band Umphrey’s McGee. Posts here are ported from my Instagram feed @jazzandcoffee. DM me there if you’re looking to get in touch.