"Thelonious Monk's debut recording for Columbia Records comprises of several tunes previously recorded for Riverside combined with newer material. This disc lives up to its reputation as a hallmark late bop session in spite of the redundancy of old material because Monk’s legendary quartet, Charlie Rouse (tenor sax), John Ore (bass), and Frankie Dunlop (drums) work seemlessly together, pushing and pulling along with and sometimes against Monk’s rectilinear playing. You have to hear it to believe it. Produced with original masters (unlike some other EU label!) our all-analog LP allows full immersion in Monk & Co.’s telepathy. Tight, controlled bass lays low under supple mids and crisp highs in ways even the best original pressing can’t touch. Limited to 2500 copies means it doesn’t take a psychic to figure out what you’re going to do. Get this!" - Impex Records
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