Thelonius Monk
Brilliant Corners  

Friends, we have a situation here. We have lots of albums finished and ready to pack and ship out, except that we have run out of our custom boxes and there is a delay in getting the replacements. So while we wait for the new shipment of the custom boxes we have decided to offer to send you the album now in plain white boxes. We will ship you the custom box when they it’s ready, at our expense. This now looks like it may take until April.

A giant of jazz recordings, this 1956 Prestige issue (in beautiful mono, baby!) is one of the Tape Project crew’s favorites.

“Brilliant Corners is a triumph of both performance and conception: the two small-group sessions, anchored by Monk, drummer Max Roach, and the bass work of either Oscar Pettiford or Paul Chambers, feature superb front-line performances by saxophonists Sonny Rollins and the tragically under-recorded Ernie Henry, as well as trumpeter Clark Terry. The title track, which centers the collection, is one of Monk’s most unconventional pieces, skirting whole-tone, chromatic and Lydian scales; a version of “Pannonica” finds Monk doubling on celeste, while the band stretches out on “Bemsha Swing” and the blues “Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are.” -Fred Goodman

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Weight 7 lbs