Thelonious Monk Quintet


5 By Monk By 5

  • Release Date: 15 Feb 1989
  • OJCCD-362-2

During his half-dozen years at Riverside, Thelonious Monk recorded in a wide variety of settings, but this is his only use of the trumpet/tenor saxophone/rhythm lineup that was the most common recording-studio format of the post-bop era. The personnel here was Monk's 1959 working group (with Charlie Rouse close to the start of his decade-long association with the pianist), plus one guest. That guest was Thad Jones, then best known as a member of the Count Basie Orchestra and one of a very sel… MORE