Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thelonious Monk and Max Roach - European Tour (2009)

Thelonious Monk and Max Roach - European Tour (2009)
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Genre ~ Hard-Bop | Label ~ DENON

First three tracks of this album are from legendary pianist/composer/theorist Thelonios Monk; with Thad Jones on trumpet and Charlie Rouse on tenor saxophone. And the last two tracks are from drummer Max Roach; with Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, and Julian Priester on trombone. Although Monk and Roach doesn't perform together in any track; this album can be recommended to the collectors; because of the great names, and also for the DENON label.

01. Blue Monk (5:29)
02. Light Blue (11:10)
03. Evidence (11:48)
04. To Lady (12:41)
05. Stop Motion (14:31)

(Tracks 1-3)
Thelonious Monk - piano
Thad Jones - trumpet
Charlie Rouse - tenor saxophone
John Ore - bass
Billy Higgins - drums

(Tracks 4-5)
Max Roach - drums
Tommy Turrentine - trumpet
Julian Priester - trombone
Stanley Turrentine - tenor saxophone
Bob Boswell - bass

Tracks 1-3 recorded on 1957-1958, Europe
Tracks 4-5 recorded on 1960, France
Cover illustration by Akira Yokoyama
Cover designed by Takayuki Komuro
Liner notes by Yuzo Fujimoto
1985 - Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
Printed in Japan