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Name:Thelonious Monk Quartet Misterioso Jazzmp3 320h33tschon55

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01 - Nutty.mp3 (Size: 146.57 MB) (Files: 10)

 01 - Nutty.mp3

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 02 - Blues Five Spot.mp3

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 03 - Let's Cool One.mp3

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 04 - In Walked Bud.mp3

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 05 - Just a Gigolo.mp3

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 06 - Misterioso.mp3

25.01 MB

 07 - 'Round Midnight.mp3

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 08 - Evidence.mp3

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Thelonious Monk Quartet - Misterioso
Audio CD (July 1, 1991)
Original Release Date: August 7, 1958
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Live
Label: Ojc
Bitrate: 320 kbps

After he was denied club work in New York for years because a marijuana conviction kept him from holding a "cabaret card," Thelonious Monk's late-'50s stays at the Five Spot provided him with a forum through which he could reach an audience and also acted as an intense musical laboratory. Misterioso and its companion disc, Thelonious in Action, were Monk's first professionally recorded live dates, and they feature the excellent 1958 quartet with tenorist Johnny Griffin stretching out on Monk tunes like "In Walked Bud" and "Evidence." Monk could not only find new dissonances, but he could also find new meanings for dissonance, imbuing his sometimes elliptical, even minimalist, compositions with a joyous playfulness. Griffin adds a strong blues flavor and some unlikely quotations that leaven his intense focus. If this nugget tickles the ear enough to drive you toward the completist's deep end, check out Monk's Complete Riverside Recordings mega-box. ~ Stuart Broomer

I won't review this CD as a whole since many others have already. But in all these reviews I note scant mention of Johnny Griffin. In this live session from that now defunct little hole-in-the-wall, the Five Spot, Grif shows why he is considered the 'fastest tenor alive.' He's also the most passionate. His solos on this session are consistently amazing in their dexterity, imagination, and sheer emotional charge. He often moans ecstatically as he blows flourish after flourish of blue fire, yet never takes himself too seriously. He truly GETS Thelonious: the wry twinkle of Monkish humor. The second cut, 'Blues Five Spot,' is one of the greatest tenor solos of all time (See my Listmania, "Great Tenor Sax Solos.") Astonishing speed and melodic invention with the trio are followed by an un-accompanied cadenza of clean blues logic, topped off by the theme from Popeye the Sailor Man. Sonny Rollins was more magisterial and conscious of his greatness when he played with Monk; Trane was more esoteric and, well, heavy; but no one played Monk with more understanding than Johnny Griffin: they were friends for life. Grif knew the secret of Monk. The Master wasn't avant garde and he wasn't heavy: he was funky, blue, and full of laughter. Despite the primitive quality of the recording, and the idiots at the bar who keep dropping their glasses, this sizzling July evening in 1958, in the hippest of New York bars, at the heart of a by-gone era, is captured for all time here in one of the GREAT live jazz recordings. ~ A. K. L. "flamotte'

This is the second long-player to be taken from the same August 1958 Five Spot recordings that had yielded the similarly brilliant Thelonious in Action The quartet heard on these sets includes Monk (piano), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Roy Haynes (drums), and Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass). Their overwhelming and instinctual capacities directly contribute to the powerful swingin' and cohesive sound they could continually reinvent. While these are Monk's tunes, arrangements, and band, it is Griffin who consistently liberates the performances. During "Nutty," his flurry of activity -- which adeptly incorporates several lines from "Surrey With the Fringe on Top" -- has a maniacal swing that is highlighted by some definitive counterplay from both Haynes and Monk. Additionally, the transition between Haynes and Monk is organic and seemingly psychic. "Blues Five Spot" -- a 12-bar blues homage to their current residence -- features solos from each band member. Griffin and Monk again display the seemingly innate ability to instantly recalculate chord structures as well as transmute melodies. The show-stopping solo vamp from Griffin hurls the rhythm along while simultaneously dropping in quotes from other tunes -- such as the theme for the animated Popeye cinematic shorts. Malik's brief solo, like his band interaction, is underrated yet precisely executed. The title track is given an exploratory performance. While Griffin aptly seizes the reins to blow his bop onslaught, Haynes' natural and subdued agility perfectly supports the extended tenor solo, creating some unique passages. Ironically, the one Monk solo performance, "Just a Gigolo," is the only composition not by Monk.~ Lindsay Planer, AMG

Thelonious Monk (Piano)
Johnny Griffin (Tenor Saxophone)
Ahmed Abdul-Malik (Double Bass)
Roy Haynes (Drums)

Thelonious Monk Quartet - Misterioso Tracks:
01 Nutty (Thelonious Monk) 5:25
02 Blues Five Spot (Thelonious Monk) 8:17
03 Let's Cool One (Thelonious Monk) 9:16
04 In Walked Bud (Thelonious Monk) 11:23
05 Just a Gigolo (Julius Brammer/Irving Caesar/Leonello Casucci) 2:09
06 Misterioso (Thelonious Monk) 10:54
07 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk/Cootie Williams/Bernie Hanighen) 6:15*
08 Evidence (Thelonious Monk) 10:14*
(* bonus tracks)

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