Album artwork for The Prophet by Thelonious Monk

In 1954, during his first trip to Paris, the adventurous pianist and be-bop pioneer Thelonious Monk recorded a handful of songs for French radio, later issued as The Prophet. Unencumbered by bass, drums or other a companiment, Monk gives us all we need in left-hand rhythms and right-hand melodies; ‘Round About Midnight’ and ‘Reflections’ di play masterful command and there’s a one-off take of ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.’ Highlighting his capabilities in full, this is required listening for Monk fans and lovers of solo jazz piano.

Thelonious Monk

The Prophet

Destination Moon
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Album artwork for The Prophet by Thelonious Monk
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Released 17/06/2022Catalogue Number

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Thelonious Monk

The Prophet

Destination Moon
Album artwork for Album artwork for The Prophet by Thelonious Monk by The Prophet - Thelonious Monk
Album artwork for The Prophet by Thelonious Monk
LP

£19.99£14.99

sale
Clear
Released 17/06/2022Catalogue Number

DMOO011

In 1954, during his first trip to Paris, the adventurous pianist and be-bop pioneer Thelonious Monk recorded a handful of songs for French radio, later issued as The Prophet. Unencumbered by bass, drums or other a companiment, Monk gives us all we need in left-hand rhythms and right-hand melodies; ‘Round About Midnight’ and ‘Reflections’ di play masterful command and there’s a one-off take of ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.’ Highlighting his capabilities in full, this is required listening for Monk fans and lovers of solo jazz piano.