Underground is a 1968 album by American jazz musician Thelonious Monk. It features Monk on piano, Larry Gales on bass, Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, and Ben Riley on drums. The album is widely known for its provocative cover image, which depicts Monk as a fictitious French Resistance fighter in the Second World War. It contains a number of new Monk compositions, some of which appear in recorded form only on this album.
Bop Progressive Jazz Piano Jazz. There would only be one other recorded occasion - Monk's 1963 Philharmonic Hall concert - when the unique pianist was as successfully featured with a larger ensemble.
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No 28: The high priest of improv's 1956 album Brilliant Corners is a remarkable insight into his wayward musical mind. The New Yorker critic Whitney Balliett once described Thelonious Monk's idiosyncratic timing and unexpected resolutions as feeling like "missing the bottom step in the dark". His pauses could be so prolonged, you'd wonder if he'd left the studio. John Coltrane observed that playing Monk's music could be so rhythmically and harmonically taxing that if you missed a chord change it felt like falling into an empty elevator shaft.
Title: Evidence Artist: Thelonious Monk Composers: Thelonious Monk Album Title: Thelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall Label: Blue Note Records Catalogue No: 0946 3-35174 2 4 Duration: 04’41 Performers: Thelonious Monk, piano; John Coltrane, tenor saxophone; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums. Title: Pannonica Artist: Thelonious Monk Composers: Thelonious Monk Album Title: Alone in San Francisco Label: Riverside OJC Catalogue No: 231-2 Duration: 03’53 Performers: Thelonious Monk, piano.
This album has an average beat per minute of 76 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 72/80 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist With Thelonious Monk. BPM Profile With Thelonious Monk. Album starts at BPM, ends at 80BPM (+80), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers.
Recording dates: 12/14/67: Ugly Beauty 12/21/67: Boo Boo's Birthday 2/14/68: Easy Street, In Walked Bud, Raise Four, Thelonious 12/14/68: Green Chimneys. Matrix, Runout (Runout Side A ): XSM135866-1B. Underground (CD, Album, RE, RM). Sony Records Int'l.