Thelonious Alone in San Francisco

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Thelonious Alone in San Francisco
Live album by Thelonious Monk
Released 1959
Recorded October 21 and 22, 1959 at Fugazi Hall, San Francisco, CA
Genre Jazz
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Thelonious Monk chronology
5 by Monk by 5
(1959)
Thelonious Alone in San Francisco
(1959)
Thelonious Monk at the Blackhawk
(1960)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[2]

Thelonious Alone in San Francisco is jazz pianist Thelonious Monk's third solo album, released in 1959. (Solo 1954, recorded in Paris,[3] and Thelonious Himself 1957 were Monk's previous forays into this form.)

It was recorded in Fugazi Hall, San Francisco, California on October 21 and 22, 1959, but without an audience present.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blue Monk" (Thelonious Monk) - 3:44
  2. "Ruby, My Dear" (Thelonious Monk) - 3:56
  3. "Round Lights" (Thelonious Monk) - 3:34
  4. "Everything Happens to Me" (Adair, Dennis) - 5:37
  5. "You Took the Words Right Out of My Heart" (Ranger, Robin) - 4:01
  6. "Bluehawk" (Thelonious Monk) - 3:37
  7. "Pannonica" (Thelonious Monk) - 3:51
  8. "Remember" (Irving Berlin) - 2:41
  9. "There's Danger in Your Eyes, Cherie" (take 2) (Meskell, Richman, Wendling) - 4:18
  10. "There's Danger in Your Eyes, Cherie" (take 1) (Meskell, Richman, Wendling)- 4:05
  11. "Reflections" (Thelonious Monk) - 5:06

(Track 10 is a bonus available only on the CD reissue.)

Personnel[edit]

  • Thelonius Monk – piano

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Thelonious Alone in San Francisco at AllMusic
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 145. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Thelonious Alone in San Francisco at AllMusic