Frank Kimbrough
Monk\'s Dreams: The Complete Compositions Of Thelonious Sphere Monk
SSC4032
2018-11-23
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Track List

Thelonious - 4:51
Light Blue - 6:15
Played Twice - 4:41
Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are - 5:00
Ask Me Now - 5:31
Humph - 4:36
Bright Mississippi - 5:50
Reflections - 5:02
Bemsha Swing - 4:41
Teo - 6:02
Blue Sphere - 4:22
Crepuscule With Nellie - 2:28
Think Of One - 4:28
52nd St. Theme - 2:24
Eronel - 5:23
Bluehawk - 5:30
Little Rootie Tootie - 6:07
Two Timer - 3:17
Ruby, My Dear - 4:39
Boo Boo\'s Birthday - 5:11
San Francisco Holiday - 5:12
Functional - 4:24
I Mean You - 5:05
Shuffle Boil - 5:42
Monk\'s Dream - 5:53
Evidence - 5:31
Misterioso - 3:54
Four In One - 6:00
Brake\'s Sake - 5:22
Pannonica - 4:17
Bye-Ya - 4:28
North On The Sunset - 2:45
Introspection - 3:59
We See - 4:49
In Walked Bud - 4:10
Nutty - 6:45
Trinkle Tinkle - 4:35
Blues Five Spot - 5:09
Round Midnight - 5:23
Jackie-Ing - 2:40
Well You Needn\'t - 5:40
Sixteen - 4:03
Locomotive - 4:37
Gallop\'s Gallop - 4:13
Children\'s Song - 4:47
Blue Monk - 6:44
Friday The 13th - 5:18
Criss Cross - 4:17
Raise Four - 3:35
Let\'s Call This - 5:07
Who Knows - 3:56
A Merrier Christmas - 3:40
Stuffy Turkey - 5:19
Monk\'s Point - 3:27
Work - 3:23
Brilliant Corners - 6:44
Off Minor - 3:46
Hackensack - 5:27
Oska T - 3:18
Let\'s Cool One - 5:57
Hornin\' In - 4:24
Coming On The Hudson - 3:46
Straight No Chaser - 4:46
Monk\'s Mood - 5:09
Green Chimneys - 3:28
Rhythm-A-Ning - 5:36
Ugly Beauty - 4:32
Skippy - 3:41
Something In Blue - 4:43
Epistrophy - 4:25

 

Musicians:
Frank Kimbrough - piano
Scott Robinson - saxophone, trumpet
Billy Drummond - drums
Rufus Reid - bass

The genius of pianist and composer Thelonious Monk is unassailable. Since his death in 1982, he has become recognized as one of the greatest composers of jazz – and of the wider world of music. The year 2017 was the centennial of Monk’s birth, and brought scores of tributes, including a well-received stay of pianist Frank Kimbrough’s quartet, featuring Rufus Reid, Billy Drummond and Scott Robinson, at the Jazz Standard club in New York City. After the first set of the October 17th, 2017 performance at the Standard Kimbrough’s friend Mait Jones urged that the group record Monk’s entire oeuvre, a feat that Kimbrough had never considered. A jazz fan and co-presenter of his own Princeton series JazzNights Jones began a lifelong appreciation of Monk when he heard the master live at the Five Spot in New York City in 1957. The recordings form a fantastically diverse collection. On the six-CD set, titled Monk's Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Sphere Monk, Monk’s compositions are played in various configurations, most by the quartet, but others in smaller combinations, even solo piano. The package also includes beautifully penned liner notes from Nate Chinen (New York Times, WBGO and NPR) along with notes from members of the ensemble and the producers of the album.

 

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