Label: CBS/Sony - 468571 2 • Series: The Essential (3) • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Spain • Genre: Jazz • Style: Bop, Hard Bop
Boo Boos Birthday - Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Monk (CD)

Thelonious Monk – Boo Boo's Birthday: CD's come in cardsleeves, replicas of the original vinyl albumsleeves, housed in a cardboard slip case. Tracks to , to , to , to and to are bonustracks, not on original album/5(44).

Worth getting for the outré album cover alone, but the music is equally rewarding, with (as far as I know) his last new compositions of note: "Ugly Beauty," the bar "Green Chimneys," and "Boo Boo's Birthday." (DBW) Monk's Blues () Oliver Nelson inflates Monk's wiry tunes into L.A. big band arrangements, which is odd enough.

One of the most gimmicky cover images ever used to sell the music of Thelonious Monk (and Monk himself hated the image) – but a key classic from his legendary years at Columbia Records! The album's got an edge that definitely lives up to its title – even if the cover photo is a bad joke on the jazz "underground" – and Monk's working here with the amazing Charlie.

A slightly misleading record – but a great one nonetheless! From the title and cover, you might imagine that Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis were sharing the stage together at the Newport Jazz Festival – but instead, the album actually features separate performances by each artist – actually even recorded 5 years apart! The Miles Davis recording is from – a great year that has.

4. Boo Boo's Birthday (Take 11) 5. Easy Street 6. Green Chimneys 7. In Walked Bud Bonus 8. Ugly Beauty (Take 4) 9. Boo Boo's Birthday (Take 2) Thelonious (Take 3) Thelonious Monk – piano Charlie Rouse – tenor saxophone Larry Gales – bass Ben Riley – drums & Jon Hendricks – vocals on "In Walked Bud"Reviews:


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3 Replies to “Boo Boos Birthday - Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Monk (CD)”

  1.  · Thelonious Monk - Boo Boo's Birhtday. Dec 1, From 'Underground'. Monk (p), Charlie Rouse (ts), Larry Gales (b), Ben Riley (d).

  2. Watch the video for Boo Boo's Birthday (Take 11) from Thelonious Monk's Original Album Classics for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists.

  3. "Boo Boo's Birthday," the third new song in a row, features Rouse once again providing texture to an appropriately angular and quirky melody. Then comes the first and only cover tune, "Easy Street." Though a cover, Monk doesn't seem to have recorded a version prior to this album/5(81).

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