The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall

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The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall
Live album by Thelonious Monk
Released 1959
Recorded February 28, 1959 at The Town Hall, New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Thelonious Monk chronology
Misterioso
(1958)
The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall
(1959)
5 by Monk by 5
(1959)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]

The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall is an album by Thelonious Monk, originally released in 1959. The concert included Hall Overton’s arrangements on Monk’s tunes (including a transcription of Monk's piano solo on "Little Rootie Tootie").

The concert features, among others, Charlie Rouse on tenor in his first of several recordings with Monk.

Track listing[edit]

The 1959 vinyl album[edit]

Side one
  1. "Thelonious" – 0:56
  2. "Friday The 13th" – 9:22
  3. "Monk's Mood" – 10:15
Side two
  1. "Little Rootie Tootie" – 8:45
  2. "Off Minor" – 7:47
  3. "Crepuscule With Nellie" – 4:42

The 2006 CD rerelease[edit]

  1. "Thelonious" – 3:04
  2. "Friday The 13th" – 9:34
  3. "Monk's Mood" – 10:27
  4. "Little Rootie Tootie" – 8:56
  5. "Off Minor" – 7:56
  6. "Crepuscule With Nellie" – 4:53
  7. "Little Rootie Tootie (Encore)" – 8:29
  8. "In Walked Bud" - 7:09
  9. "Blue Monk" - 8:21

Personnel[edit]

Tributes[edit]

As from 2010, American jazz pianist Jason Moran went on tour with his project IN MY MIND, a multimedia presentation heavily inspired by Thelonious Monk's concert at The Town Hall.[2]

References[edit]