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(Pre Order) Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music - Blue Note Classic LP

(Pre Order) Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music - Blue Note Classic LP

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Coming December 16, 2022

Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series.
180g Vinyl LP.
Mastered by Kevin Gray!
Pressed at Optimal!

Thelonious Monk was a little-known figure on the New York City bebop scene when Blue Note founder Alfred Lion discovered and fell in love with the pianist's utterly unique music and offered Monk his first opportunity to record as a leader. Over four sessions recorded in 1947 and 1948, Blue Note documented Monk in trio, quartet, quintet, and sextet settings performing his singular compositions including "'Round Midnight," "Ruby My Dear," "Epistrophy," "Well You Needn't," and "Thelonious," and released the 10" LP Genius of Modern Music. In 1956, Blue Note transitioned to the 12" LP and began the fabled 1500 Series which included the expanded Genius of Modern Music, Volume One (BLP 1510) featuring one of Reid Miles' earliest cover designs for the label.

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is mono, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.


  • Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series
  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • Mono
  • All-Analog Pressing
  • Mastered by Kevin Gray
  • Manufactured at Optimal in Germany


Sahib Shihab alto saxophone
Robert Paige bass
Art Blakey drums
George Taitt trumpet
Gene Ramey bass
John Simmons bass
Shadow Wilson drums
Milt Jackson vibraphone
Danny Quebec West alto saxophone
Billy Smith tenor saxophone
Idrees Sulieman trumpet


Side 1:

  1. 'Round Midnight
  2. Off Minor
  3. Ruby My Dear
  4. I Mean You
  5. April in Paris
  6. In Walked Bud

Side 2:

  1. Thelonious
  2. Epistrophy
  3. Misterioso
  4. Well You Needn't
  5. Introspection
  6. Humph


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