Carmen Sings Monk

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Carmen Sings Monk
Studio album by Carmen McRae
Released 1988
Recorded January 30 - February 1, 1988
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 65:02
Label Novus
Producer Tom Bradshaw
Carmen McRae chronology
Fine and Mellow: Live at Birdland West
(1987)
Carmen Sings Monk
(1988)
Sarah: Dedicated to You
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A− [2]

Carmen Sings Monk is a 1988 studio album by the American jazz singer Carmen McRae, focusing on the songs composed by Thelonious Monk.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Get It Straight" ("Straight, No Chaser") (Sally Swisher) – 3:58
  2. "Dear Ruby" ("Ruby, My Dear") (Swisher) – 6:01
  3. "It's Over Now" ("Well, You Needn't") (Mike Ferro) – 5:28
  4. "Monkery's the Blues" ("Blue Monk") (Abbey Lincoln) – 4:56
  5. "You Know Who" ("I Mean You") (Coleman Hawkins, Jon Hendricks) – 3:31
  6. "Little Butterfly" ("Pannonica") (Hendricks) – 5:15
  7. "Listen To Monk" ("Rhythm-A-Ning") (Hendricks) – 3:05
  8. "How I Wish" ("Ask Me Now") (Hendricks) – 4:56
  9. "Man, That Was a Dream" ("Monk's Dream") (Hendricks) – 2:55
  10. "'Round Midnight" (Bernie Hanighen, Cootie Williams) – 6:32
  11. "Still We Dream" ("Ugly Beauty") (Ferro) – 3:27
  12. "Suddenly" ("In Walked Bud") (Hendricks) – 3:41
  13. "Looking Back" ("Reflections") (Hendricks) – 5:35
    Previously unreleased, alternate takes:
  14. "Suddenly" ("In Walked Bud") (Hendricks) – 3:13
  15. "Get It Straight" ("Straight, No Chaser") (Swisher) – 3:26

All music composed by Thelonious Monk, lyricists indicated.

Due to copyright restrictions the song titles of these standards (with the exception of "'Round Midnight") were modified. Monk's original titles are indicated after the track titles.

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