Lookin' at Monk!

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Lookin' at Monk!
Studio album by The Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin Quintet
Released 1961
Recorded February 7, 1961
New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Jazzland
JLP-39
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis chronology
The Midnight Show
(1961)
Lookin' at Monk!
(1961)
Blues Up & Down
(1961)
Johnny Griffin chronology
The Midnight Show
(1961)
Lookin' at Monk!
(1961)
Change of Pace
(1961)

Lookin' at Monk! is an album by saxophonists Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin featuring compositions assiciated with Thelonious Monk recorded in 1961 and released on the Jazzland label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4 stars with the review stating, "this was only the second all-Monk program anyone had recorded and several of these numbers had yet to attain standard status. The playing is uniformly inventive and witty (both required attributes when approaching this repertoire), and Mance is particularly to be commended for maintaining a graceful and elegant attack and not trying to praise Monk by imitation".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Thelonious Monk except as indicated

  1. "In Walked Bud" - 4:34
  2. "Well, You Needn't" - 5:31
  3. "Ruby, My Dear" - 4:39
  4. "Rhythm-A-Ning" - 3:53
  5. "Epistrophy" (Kenny Clarke, Monk) - 8:36
  6. "'Round Midnight" - 5:25
  7. "Stickball (I Mean You)" (Coleman Hawkins, Monk) - 5:52

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnny Griffin discography accessed July 12, 2012
  2. ^ a b Anderson, R. Allmusic Review accessed July 12, 2012