Label: WaxTime - 772155 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo • Genre: Jazz •
Being "alone" in the specific sense of recording by himself is of course a somewhat different matter, but not too different This is Monk's second album of this kind; the first ("Thelonious Himself" -- RLP ) having been recorded two and a half years earlier, before the current acceptance of Monk .
· With the robust ambience of Fugazi Hall in San Francisco at his disposal, Thelonious Monk recorded ten unaccompanied tracks over two days to create a long-awaited sequel to his immensely endearing Thelonious Himself long-player. As had become somewhat customary for Monk, he brought with him a healthy sampling from his voluminous back catalog, cover tunes, as well as a /10().
The album is, as its title suggests, representative of a recording session conducted during a visit by Monk to San Francisco (his first to the city, interestingly enough) in October of At 42 years of age, Monk’s nascent prominence was garnering national attention as his sound traveled beyond the smokey jazz haunts of New York City to.
· Thelonious Alone in San Francisco, an Album by Thelonious Monk. Released in January on Riverside (catalog no. RLP ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Hard Bop. Rated #26 in the best albums of , and # of all-time album.. Featured peformers: Thelonious Monk (piano), Orrin Keepnews (producer, liner notes), Paul Bacon (cover design), William Claxton (photography)/5(17).
· Thelonious Alone in San Francisco. Original Jazz Classics. Thelonious Monk was truly one of the most expressionistic musicians to ever live. Actually, to reduce the piano great to .
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