Six Monk's Compositions (1987)

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Six Monk's Compositions (1987)
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Studio album by
RecordedJune 30 and July 1, 1987
LabelBlack Saint
ProducerGiovanni Bonandrini
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Six Monk's Compositions (1987) is an album by American saxophonist and composer Anthony Braxton recorded in 1987 for the Italian Black Saint label.[1] The album features Braxton's interpretations of compositions by Thelonious Monk.


The AllMusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars stating "From the jump, the listener can tell this is no ordinary Monk tribute. The music is fast, skittering along at a dervish's pace... radically reinterpreted, played and executed with a degree of musicianship seldom found on any tribute".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Thelonious Monk
  1. "Brilliant Corners" – 9:24
  2. "Reflections" – 4:58
  3. "Played Twice" – 6:51
  4. "Four in One" – 9:41
  5. "Ask Me Now" – 6:35
  6. "Skippy" – 6:43
  • Recorded at Barigozzi Studio in Milano, Italy on June 30 and July 1, 1987



  1. ^ Anthony Braxton discography accessed May 27, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed May 27, 2011