Genius of Modern Music Volume One

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Genius of Modern Music Volume One 36:43 $17.98
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1 'Round Midnight 3:10 96/24 Album only
2 Off Minor 3:00 96/24 Album only
3 Ruby My Dear 3:07 96/24 Album only
4 I Mean You 2:45 96/24 Album only
5 April in Paris 3:21 96/24 Album only
6 In Walked Bud 2:54 96/24 Album only
7 Thelonious 2:59 96/24 Album only
8 Epistrophy 3:07 96/24 Album only
9 Misterioso 3:21 96/24 Album only
10 Well You Needn't 2:57 96/24 Album only
11 Introspection 3:11 96/24 Album only
12 Humph 2:51 96/24 Album only

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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.

Musicians:

'ROUND MIDNIGHT (track 1), IN WALKED BUD (track 6):
GEORGE TAITT, trumpet; SAHIB SHIHAB, alto sax; THELONIOUS MONK, piano; ROBERT PAIGE, bass; ART BLAKEY, drums.
Recorded November 21, 1947 in WOR Studios, NYC

OFF MINOR (track 2), RUBY MY DEAR (track 3), APRIL IN PARIS (track 5), WELL YOU NEEDNíT (track 10), INTROSPECTION (track 11):
THELONIOUS MONK, piano; GENE RAMEY, bass; ART BLAKEY, drums.
Recorded October 24, 1947 in WOR Studios, NYC

I MEAN YOU (track 4), EPISTROPHY (track 8), MISTERIOSO (track 9):
MILT JACKSON, vibes; THELONIOUS MONK, piano; JOHN SIMMONS, bass; SHADOW WILSON, drums.
Recorded July 2, 1948 in Apex Studios, NYC

THELONIOUS (track 7), HUMPH (track 12):
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

Produced by Alfred Lion

Originally released as Blue Note BLP 1510

High Resolution Mastering by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering

Genius of Modern Music Volume One is an electrifying compilation highlighting the innovations of Thelonious Monk. The album features early Monk compositions that ultimately transformed into jazz standards. Guest musicians include Art Blakey, Milt Jackson, Gene Ramey, Sahib Shihab, John Simmons, Billy Smith, Shadow Wilson, Danny Quebec West and George Taitt. It includes the classic tunes "Well You Needn't" and "In Walked Bud." Genius of Modern Music Volume One is listed on Q's "Best Jazz Albums of All Time" and Vibe's "100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century."