Mid 1950s album from legendary jazz pianist Thelonious Monk. Brilliant Corners was originally record in 1956 and was Monk's first recording to feature his own material. His third release for Riverside, the sessions featured a line up that included drummer Max Roach, Sonny Rollins on tenor sax, the bass of Oscar Pettiford, and Ernie Henry on alto sax. The complexity of some of the compositions led to a notoriously quarrelsome recording session. But the results are gripping, commanding your attention from the first chords stabbed out by Monk. Five tracks in all. Released by Jazz Images on 180 gram virgin vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with new cover art featuring iconic photos by Jean-Pierre Leloir.
- limited edition
- 180 gram virgin vinyl reissue
- new cover art featuring iconic photos by Jean-Pierre Leloir
- deluxe gatefold sleeve
- music label: Jazz Images 2017
reviewed by Cool Hand 06/2017
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