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"Thelonious Monk w Sonny Rollins, Brilliant Corners - #138 2 LPs - 180 Gram 45 Speed) - SOLD OUT" - Product Image
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"Thelonious Monk w Sonny Rollins, Brilliant Corners - #138 2 LPs - 180 Gram 45 Speed) - SOLD OUT"

45 Speed 180 Gram Limited Edition Analog Virgin Vinyl #138 Monk's third Riverside album -- the first to include horns and emphasize his original compositions -- is recognized as the first major step in his rise from being considered a mere eccentric to rightful acceptance as a true jazz giant. Brilliant Corners has an all-star cast -- featuring Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, and Clark Terry -- and it took real stars to master some of Thelonious' most difficult and brilliant music. "Here is my blanket recommendation of all of Analogue Productions' 45rpm jazz vinyl reissues. Record collectors always argue about the relative merits of reissues vs. originals. With the Analogue Productions series, it is much more clear-cut. The 33rpms sound damn close to the originals, only with quieter surfaces. The 45s, however, are in another league. Of the dozen I've sampled, every one reveals drop-dead transparency, detail, and a sense of bloom that is reminiscent of a studio master tape. My favorite is this, Monk's third Riverside album. Although the recording emphasizes Monk's originals in horn-ensemble settings, I'm hooked on his solo reading of the standard 'I Surrender Dear.' Even on affordable speakers, Monk's right there in the room with me." - Robert J. Reina, Stereophile, February 2005 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Track Listings 1. Brilliant Corners 2. Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are 3. Pannonica 4. I Surrender Dear 5. Bemsha Swing
SKU Number: DOLP 12-226
Price: $399.99