Solo Monk

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Solo Monk
Solo Monk.jpg
Studio album by Thelonious Monk
Released 1965
Recorded October 31, 1964-March 2, 1965
Genre Jazz
Length 40:35 (original LP)
Label Columbia
Producer Teo Macero
Thelonious Monk chronology
Monk
(1964)
Solo Monk
(1964)
Live at the It Club
(1964)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Down Beat 3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Solo Monk is the eighth album Thelonious Monk released for Columbia Records in 1965. The album is composed entirely of solo piano work by Monk. The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek states "This is perhaps the solo piano record to have by Monk".[4] In addition to various vinyl and CD issues, Sony Music Enterprises issued an SACD (SRGS 4520) in Japan.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dinah" [take 2] (Akst, Lewis, Young) - 2:27
  2. "I Surrender, Dear" (Barris, Clifford) - 3:43
  3. "Sweet And Lovely" [take 2] (Arnheim, LeMare, Tobias) - 2:58
  4. "North Of The Sunset" - 1:50
  5. "Ruby, My Dear" [take 3] - 5:35
  6. "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)" (Daugherty, Neiburg, Reynolds) - 2:36
  7. "I Hadn't Anyone Till You" (Noble) - 3:17
  8. "Everything Happens to Me" [take 3] (Adair, Dennis) - 3:25
  9. "Monk's Point" - 2:11
  10. "I Should Care" (Cahn, Stordahl, Weston) - 1:56
  11. "Ask Me Now" [take 2] - 4:35
  12. "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)" (Link, Marvell, Strachey) - 3:32
  13. "Introspection" - 2:14 Bonus track on CD
  14. "Darn That Dream" (DeLange, Van Heusen) - 3:41 Bonus track on CD
  15. "Dinah" (Akst, Lewis, Young) - 2:25 Bonus track on CD
  16. "Sweet and Lovely" (Arnheim, LeMare, Tobias) - 3:18 Bonus track on CD
  17. "Ruby, My Dear" - 4:48 Bonus track on CD
  18. "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)" (Daugherty, Neiburg, Reynolds) - 2:44 Bonus track on CD
  19. "I Hadn't Anyone Till You" (Noble) - 3:21 Bonus track on CD
  20. "Everything Happens to Me" (Adair, Dennis) - 5:20 Bonus track on CD
  21. "Ask Me Now" - 3:43 Bonus track on CD
All compositions by Thelonious Monk except as indicated

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Down Beat: July 29, 1965 vol. 32, no. 16
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 145. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed March 23, 2009