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Album artwork for The Unique by Thelonious Monk

Pioneering be-bopper and unorthodox pianist Thelonious Monk was largely under acknowledged for the role he played in changing jazz forever. The Unique Thelonious Monk, the second of his LPs for Riverside, was recorded in 1956 with bassist / cellist Oscar Pettiford, who Monk had bonded with in Coleman Hawkins’ band, and the wildcard drummer, Art Blakey, pushing things farther into the realm of experimentation, despite the set being comprised of jazz standards. Thus, ‘Tea For Two’ becomes a hard-bop romp and ‘Honeysuckle Rose’ has lashings of outré diversions—plenty of fun for all Monk devotees.

Thelonious Monk

The Unique

Destination Moon
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Album artwork for The Unique by Thelonious Monk
LP

£19.99

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Released 17/06/2022Catalogue Number

DMOO014

Thelonious Monk

The Unique

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

£19.99

Clear
Released 17/06/2022Catalogue Number

DMOO014

Pioneering be-bopper and unorthodox pianist Thelonious Monk was largely under acknowledged for the role he played in changing jazz forever. The Unique Thelonious Monk, the second of his LPs for Riverside, was recorded in 1956 with bassist / cellist Oscar Pettiford, who Monk had bonded with in Coleman Hawkins’ band, and the wildcard drummer, Art Blakey, pushing things farther into the realm of experimentation, despite the set being comprised of jazz standards. Thus, ‘Tea For Two’ becomes a hard-bop romp and ‘Honeysuckle Rose’ has lashings of outré diversions—plenty of fun for all Monk devotees.