Mulligan Meets Monk

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Mulligan Meets Monk
Studio album by Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan
Released 1957
Recorded August 12–13, 1957
Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz, bebop
Length 59:31 (reissue)
Label Riverside
RLP 12-247
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Thelonious Monk chronology
Monk's Music
(1957)
Mulligan Meets Monk
(1957)
Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall
(1957/rel. 2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Penguin Guide to Jazz 3.5/4 stars[2]

Mulligan Meets Monk is a jazz album by baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and pianist Thelonious Monk, originally released on Riverside Records in 1957.[3][4] It has been reissued numerous times. It was remastered for CD in 1987 (on Fantasy's Original Jazz Classics) with three additional alternative takes from the original session.[5][6]

Track listing[edit]

Original LP (1957)[edit]

A-side

  1. "'Round Midnight" (Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen) – 8:29
  2. "Rhythm-a-Ning" (Monk) – 5:19
  3. "Sweet and Lovely" (Gus Arnheim, Jules LeMare, Harry Tobias) – 7:17

B-side

  1. "Decidedly" (Gerry Mulligan) – 5:54
  2. "Straight, No Chaser" (Monk) – 7:00
  3. "I Mean You" (Monk, Coleman Hawkins) – 6:53

Digital re-release (1987)[edit]

  1. "'Round Midnight" – 8:29
  2. "Rhythm-a-Ning" – 5:19
  3. "Sweet and Lovely" – 7:17
  4. "Decidedly" (original stereo take 4) – 5:54
  5. "Decidedly" (original mono take 5) – 6:37
  6. "Straight, No Chaser" (original take 3) – 7:00
  7. "Straight, No Chaser" (alternate take 1) – 5:29
  8. "I Mean You" (original take 4) – 6:53
  9. "I Mean You" (alternate take 2) – 6:30

Personnel[edit]

Technical personnel

  • Orrin Keepnews - producer, liner notes
  • Jack Higgins - recording engineer
  • Robert Parent - cover photo
  • Paul Bacon - cover design

For the CD-release (1987)

  • Phil De Lancie - digital remastering
  • Peter Grant - design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2002). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD (6th Ed.) Penguin Books. ISBN 9780140515213
  3. ^ Cf. Jazzdisco.org
  4. ^ Mulligan Meets Monk at Discogs
  5. ^ Mulligan Meets Monk at Discogs
  6. ^ All tracks were also part of the box set Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riverside Recordings at Discogs (list of releases) issued a year before in 1986.