Monk's Blues

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Monk's Blues
Monk's Blues.jpg
Studio album by
Released1968
GenreJazz
Length56:27
ProducerTeo Macero
Thelonious Monk chronology
Underground
(1967)
Monk's Blues
(1968)
The London Collection
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide1/5 stars[2]

Monk's Blues is an album by Thelonious Monk accompanied by a big band arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson. Originally released by Columbia Records in 1968, it was re-released on CD in 1994. Produced by Teo Macero, the album was recorded in Los Angeles by Monk's working quartet augmented by a group of Hollywood studio musicians.

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Let's Cool One" - 3:47
  2. "Reflections" - 4:35
  3. "Rootie Tootie" - 7:35
  4. "Just a Glance at Love" (Teo Macero) - 2:52
  5. "Brilliant Corners" - 3:52

Side Two

  1. "Consecutive Seconds" (Macero) - 2:41
  2. "Monk's Point" - 8:03
  3. "Trinkle, Tinkle" - 4:59
  4. "Straight, No Chaser" - 7:20

CD Bonus Tracks

  1. "Blue Monk" - 6:14
  2. "'Round Midnight" - 4:13

All compositions by Thelonious Monk, except where noted.

Personnel[edit]

The Quartet

Additional musicians

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Monk's Blues at AllMusic
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 145. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.