Thelonious Monk’s 10″ collection up for pre-order

News / Preorders / October 31, 2017

Craft Recordings has announced The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection from Thelonious Monk. The set includes “all five of the 10-inch vinyl LPs which the pianist recorded for the jazz label, spanning 1952 to 1954.” Jacket design, labels have been reproduced, while the music is restored and remastered from the original analog tapes. Joe Tarantino handles the mastering, while lacquer cutting is by George Horn and Anne-Marie Seunram at Fantasy Studios.

These early albums in The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection offer an intriguing look into this distinctive and resolute artist before he found full acclaim and acceptance, and feature an impressive collective personnel that includes some of jazz’s finest. “Listening to these tracks more than sixty years after they were recorded, it’s stunning how compelling, modern and original Monk’s music still sounds, even through the filter of 21st-century ears,” observes the collection’s producer, Nick Phillips. “That’s the mark of a true musical genius, indeed.”
Disc 1:
Thelonious Monk Trio: Thelonious
Disc 2:
Thelonious Monk Quintet Blows For LP
Featuring Sonny Rollins
Disc 3:
Thelonious Monk Quintet
Disc 4:
Thelonious Monk Plays
Disc 5:
Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk

The set is being released on Dec. 15.

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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.

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