Brilliant Corners

Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
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Doublez
94

[I invite you to read my review of Thelonious Monk's debut album released in 1952 for Genius of Modern Music Vol 1, then you'll better understand his life and beginnings]
In 1952, Thelonious Monk had already released a classic album and is no longer to be presented to the public and his peers. He then left Blue Note for the Prestige label where he remained under contract for 2 years. During this period Thelonious worked a lot with Sonny Rollins forming a duo and a magical and legendary alchemy ... read more

nostalgia
80

For Thelonious Monk's third studio album for Riverside Records, he brought together a star studded cast of musicians including Sonny Rollins and Max Roach to bring to life what may be his most ambitions record up to that point, and the first on this label to contain any original compositions. The first track especially is incredibly complex and meticulously assembled which was evidently no easy task to accomplish as this track alone took 12 takes to get right and the sheer complexity of the ... read more

Jwallace1997
75

Jazzy Jazzy Jazz Jazz Jazz Jazzy Jazzy Jazz Jazz Zzaj zzaj Yzzaj Yzzaj zzaj zzaj zzaj Yzzaj Yzzaj

FakeMrM
70

Good album, but it's kinda overrated.

verniers
95

dude....

Phoenix
NR

Cool jazz essential.

FAVORITE TRACKS: BA-LUE BOLIVAR BA-LUES-ARE, PANNONICA.

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Track List

  1. Brilliant Corners
  2. Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are
  3. Pannonica
  4. I Surrender, Dear
  5. Bemsha Swing
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Added on: August 7, 2014