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The Complete Prestige Recordings

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Download links and information about The Complete Prestige Recordings by Thelonious Monk. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 33 tracks with total duration of 03:05:38 minutes.

Artist: Thelonious Monk
Release date: 2000
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 33
Duration: 03:05:38
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Flyin' Hawk (featuring Coleman Hawkins) 2:48
2. Recollections (featuring Coleman Hawkins) 2:52
3. Drifting On a Reed (featuring Coleman Hawkins) 3:03
4. On the Bean (featuring Coleman Hawkins) 2:40
5. Bye-Ya (featuring Thelonious Monk Trio) 2:45
6. Monk's Dream (featuring Thelonious Monk Trio) 3:04
7. Sweet and Lovely (featuring Thelonious Monk Trio) 3:33
8. Little Rootie Tootie (featuring Thelonious Monk Trio) 3:04
9. Bemsha Swing (featuring Thelonious Monk Trio) 3:09
10. Reflections (featuring Thelonious Monk Trio) 2:46
11. These Foolish Things (featuring Thelonious Monk Trio) 2:46
12. Trinkle, Tinkle (featuring Thelonious Monk Trio) 2:49
13. Think of One (Take 1) 5:38
14. Let's Call This 5:05
15. Think of One (Take 2) (featuring Thelonious Monk Quintet) 5:44
16. Friday the 13Th (featuring The Sonny Rollins) 10:36
17. We See 5:15
18. Locomotive 6:21
19. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 4:30
20. Hackensack 5:10
21. Nutty 5:16
22. Just a Gigolo (featuring Thelonious Monk Trio) 3:00
23. Work 5:16
24. Blue Monk (featuring Thelonious Monk Trio) 7:36
25. I Want to Be Happy (featuring The Sonny Rollins) 7:43
26. The Way You Look Tonight (featuring The Sonny Rollins) 5:12
27. More Than You Know (featuring The Sonny Rollins) 10:53
28. Bags' Groove (Take 1) (featuring Miles Davis) 11:08
29. Bemsha Swing (featuring Miles Davis) 9:31
30. The Man I Love (Take 1) (featuring Miles Davis) 8:29
31. Swing Spring (featuring Miles Davis) 10:43
32. Bags' Groove (Take 2) (featuring Miles Davis) 9:16
33. The Man I Love (Take 2) (featuring Miles Davis) 7:57

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Thelonious Monk was only with Prestige from 1952-1954, which explains why Fantasy's The Complete Prestige Recordings contains only three CDs. But Monk's Prestige output is noteworthy and generally rewarding, if imperfect at times. Not everything on The Complete Prestige Recordings is essential, but for the serious Monk collector, its rewards are great. The set gets off to an interesting start with four 1944 recordings from a Coleman Hawkins session. The material originally came out on the small Joe Davis label, but these performances are historically important because they marked the first time Monk was recorded as a sideman, and the first time that Prestige founder Bob Weinstock was exposed to Monk. The set then fast forwards to Monk's Prestige period, when he led various trios and quintets and was employed as a sideman by Sonny Rollins and Miles Davis. All of disc three is devoted to 1954's historic Davis/Monk encounter; unfortunately, Davis and Monk's egos clashed, but that didn't prevent them from delivering memorable performances. The Complete Prestige Recordings isn't for casual listeners, but it has a lot more ups than downs, and is enthusiastically recommended to serious jazz collectors.