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Thelonious Monk Paris 1969 2LP Vinil 180 Gramas Blue Note Records 2013 USA

Thelonious Monk Paris 1969 2LP Vinil 180 Gramas Blue Note Records 2013 USA Maximizar
Artista: Thelonious Monk
Título: Paris 1969
Número de Catálogo: 0602537460526
Editora: Blue Note
Código de Barras: 602537460526
Ano da edição original: 1969
Ano da reedição: 2013
Quantidade de discos: 2
Rotações por minuto: 33⅓ rpm
Tamanho do disco: 12"
Gramagem do Vinil: 180gr
Peso Total do Artigo: 587gr
País prensagem: USA
Produzido para o Mercado de: USA
Adicionado ao catálogo em: 16 Novembro, 2014
Nota: Nunca elegível para descontos adicionais
Vinyl Gourmet Club: Não


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Preço Unitário: 33,00 €

Referência: BN332101GF

Disponibilidade: Fora de stock


A Blue Note Records anunciou o lançamento de Thelonious Monk Paris 1969, um importante e fascinante documento da parte final da carreira do pianista e compositor lendário numa performance com o seu Quarteto no Concert Hall de Salle Pleyel em Paris, França a 15 de Dezembro, 1969. O concerto capta o poder e beleza da música de Monk, lembrando-nos que a sua imaginação musical não conhecia limites.



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Blue Note Records has announced the release of Thelonious Monk Paris 1969, a fascinating and important late-career document of the legendary jazz pianist and composer in performance with his Quartet at the Salle Pleyel concert hall in Paris, France on December 15, 1969.

“The 1969 Paris concert captures the power and the undiminished beauty of Monk’s music, reminding us that even as his body aged his musical imagination knew no limits,” writes Monk scholar Robin Kelley in his liner notes essay. However, Kelley also illuminates what a peculiar and challenging moment 1969 was for the 52-year-old pianist. Monk hadn’t achieved true success until the late-'50s with his legendary run at the Five Spot Café in New York City with John Coltrane. By the early-'60s Monk’s success had peaked when he signed with Columbia Records and was eventually featured on the cover of TIME Magazine in 1964.

However, by 1969, in addition to health issues, Monk’s success was beginning to wane with the emergence of rock and the resulting jazz fusion movement. His recording contract with Columbia had just come to end after an ill-advised attempt at marketing him to a younger rock audience. That disappointment was followed by the departure of drummer Ben Riley and bassist Larry Gales from his band which left Monk with two chairs to fill on short notice before his European tour.

Monk eventually found two young musicians – bassist Nate Hygelund and drummer Paris Wright – to fill out the Quartet with his longtime tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse. Luckily the inexperienced rhythm section had some time to gel before hitting the stage in Paris with a lengthy engagement in London followed by stops in Germany and Italy. By the time they reached the Pleyel the band was in fine form, which made for a triumphant return for Monk to the very stage he had made his Parisian debut on in 1954 in front of a hostile audience who felt that Monk was too avant-garde. 15 years later the situation could not have been more different with an enthusiastic audience and the concert being broadcast on television.

In addition to rollicking Quartet versions of Monk classics such as “I Mean You,” “Straight No Chaser,” and “Blue Monk,” the set also includes three stunning solo piano performances on “Don’t Blame Me,” “I Love You Sweetheart Of All My Dreams,” and “Crepuscule With Nellie.” However, an undeniable highlight of the concert was when the veteran drummer Philly Joe Jones who was an expat living in Paris at the time comes from backstage to borrow the sticks from the 17-year-old Wright, providing a palpable spark on Monk’s “Nutty.”




Thelonious Monk, piano
Charlie Rouse, sax tenor
Nate Hygelund, contrabaixo
Paris Wright, bateria
Philly Joe Jones, bateria

Lista de Faixas:

LP 1 Lado A
1. I Mean You
2. Ruby My Dear

LP 1 Lado B
1. Straight, No Chaser
2. Bright Mississippi
3. Light Blue

LP 2 Lado C
1. Epistrophy
2. Don't Blame Me
3. I Love You Sweetheart of All My Dreams
4. Crepuscule With Nellie

LP 2 Lado D
1. Bright Mississippi (Reprise)
2. Nutty
3. Blue Monk


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