Thelonious Monk Thelonious Alone In San Francisco LP
Vinyl LP Reissue!
The varied catalog of memorable Riverside albums by Thelonious Monk includes
two solo-piano efforts. Producer Orrin Keepnews remembers them as equally
successful but strikingly different projects. The 1957 Thelonious Himself was
recorded in New York on three separate nights and involved much creative ferment
and many retakes. This album was accomplished with remarkable ease in Northern
California two years later, in two brief sessions on consecutive afternoons (one
preceded by lunch at a familly-style Italian restaurant), with only one of the
ten selections (a totally unfamiliar old pop tune arbitrarily chosen at the last
moment) requiring more than one take!
"Monk was in brilliant form throughout [this] engagement at the Black
Hawk..." - Ralph Gleason, Down Beat
• Vinyl LP
Thelonious Monk, piano
1. Blue Monk
2. Ruby, My Dear
3. Round Lights
4. Everything Happens To Me
5. You Took The Words Right Out Of My Heart
4. There's Danger In Your Eyes, Cherie
Unaccompanied piano solos. Recorded in San Francisco, October 21 and 22, 1959.