The Record Collection

The Thelonious Monk Quartet: Monk’s Dream (2002)

Columbia/Legacy CK 63536

Track list:

01 – Monk’s Dream (Take 8)
02 – Body And Soul (Re-Take 2)
03 – Bright Mississippi
04 – Blues Five Spot
05 – Blue Bolivar Blues (Take 2)
06 – Just A Gigolo
07 – Bye-Ya
08 – Sweet And Lovely
Bonus Tracks
09 – Monk’s Dream (Take 3)
10 – Body And Soul (Take 1)
11 – Bright Mississippi (Take 3)
12 – Blue Bolivar Blues (Take 1)

Personnel:

Thelonious Monk – Piano
Charles Rouse – Tenor Sax
John Ore – Bass
Frankie Dunlop – Drums

Recorded from October 31 to November 6, 1962
Originally released in 1963

Monk’s Dream is the Columbia Records debut release featuring the Thelonious Monk Quartet.
… Augmenting the six quartet recordings are two solo sides: “Just a Gigolo” and “Body and Soul.”
Most notable about Monk’s solo work is how much he retained the same extreme level of intuition throughout the nearly two decades that separate these recordings from his initial renderings on Prestige in the late ’40s.
— allmusic (Lindsay Planer)

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