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The album is accompanied by its original sleeve notes plus additional photos and newly-written package essays.
Please note that this album is in MONO.
CAROLINA MOON (track 1), HORNINí IN (track 2), SKIPPY (track 3), LETíS COOL ONE (track 4)
KENNY DORHAM, trumpet; LOU DONALDSON, alto sax; LUCKY THOMPSON, tenor sax; THELONIOUS MONK, piano; NELSON BOYD, bass; MAX ROACH, drums.
Recorded May 30, 1952 in WOR Studios, NYC
SUBURBAN EYES (track 5), EVONCE (track 6)
IDRESSE SULIMAN, trumpet; DANNY QUEBEC WEST, alto sax; BILLY SMITH, tenor sax; THELONIOUS MONK, piano; GENE RAMEY, bass; ART BLAKEY, drums.
Recorded October 15, 1947 in WOR Studios, NYC
STRAIGHT NO CHASER (track 7), FOUR IN ONE (track 8), ASK ME NOW (track 12)
SAHIB SHIHAB, alto sax; MILT JACKSON, vibes; THELONIOUS MONK, piano; AL MCKIBBON, bass; ART BLAKEY, drums.
Recorded July 23, 1951 in WOR Studios, NYC
NICE WORK (IF YOU CAN GET IT) (track 9)
THELONIOUS MONK, piano; GENE RAMEY, bass; ART BLAKEY, drums.
Recorded October 24, 1947 in WOR Studios, NYC
MONK'S MOOD (track 10), WHO KNOWS? (track 11)
GEORGE TAITT, trumpet; SAHIB SHIHAB, alto sax; THELONIOUS MONK, piano; ROBERT PAIGE, bass; ART BLAKEY, drums.
Recorded November 21, 1947 in WOR Studios, NYC
Produced by Alfred Lion
Originally released as Blue Note BLP 1511
High Resolution Mastering by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Genius of Modern Music Volume Two is the second installment highlighting Monk's undeniable genius. This stunning body of work includes the classics "Skippy," "Let's Cool One" and "Ask Me Now." Guest virtuosos include Max Roach, Gene Ramey, Art Blakey, Kenny Dorham, Lou Donaldson, Lucky Thompson and many others. This is an essential document of jazz history.