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File under: BopHard Bop60s

Thelonious Monk

The Prophet (LP)

Label: Destination Moon

Format: LP

Genre: Jazz

Preorder: Shipping from June 10th 2022

In 1954, during his first trip to Paris, the adventurous pianist and be-bop pioneer Thelonious Monk recorded a handful of songs for French radio, later issued as The Prophet. Unencumbered by bass, drums or other a companiment, Monk gives us all we need in left-hand rhythms and right-hand melodies; ‘Round About Midnight’ and ‘Reflections’ di play masterful command and there’s a one-off take of ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.’ Highlighting his capabilities in full, this is required listening for Monk fans and lovers of solo jazz piano.

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File under: BopHard Bop60s
Cat. number: DMOO011
Year: 2022

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