The Record Collection

Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1996)

Columbia/Legacy CK 64886

Track list:

01 – Locomotive
02 – I Didn’t Know About You (Take 4)
03 – Straight, No Chaser
04 – Japanese Folk Song (Kojo No Tsuki)
05 – Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
06 – We See
07 – This Is My Story, This Is My Song
08 – I Didn’t Know About You (Take 1)
09 – Green Chimneys

Personnel:

Thelonious Monk – Piano
Charlie Rouse – Tenor Sax
Larry Gales – Bass
Ben Riley – Drums

Teo Macero – Original Recordings Producer
Frank Laico – Original Engineer
Orrin Keepnews – Re-issue Producer, Booklet Notes (May 1996), Original Sleeve Notes (1967)
Lazio Kubinyi – Original cover artwork
Lee Tanner – Photography

#02,07,08,09 recorded November 14, 1966
#01 recorded November 15, 1966
#03,04,05,06 recorded January 10, 1967
All tracks recorded at Columbia Records 39th Street Studio, NYC

#01-06 originally issued in 1967 as the LP ‘Straight, No Chaser’
#03 was shortened by 5:41, #05 by 2:47 and #03 by 56 seconds.
#07 release on compilation ‘Always Know’
#08 & 09 Previously unissued.
This is the sixth studio album cut by Thelonious Monk under the production/direction of Teo Macero for Columbia and as such should not be confused with the original motion picture soundtrack to the 1988 film of the same name.
— allmusic

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