Is this record worth a spin? Should I buy it? Will it add to or detract
from my credibility? Should I care?
I wish someone could break it down for me.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Thelonious Monk- Monk's Moods, Volume 1

I prefer Jazz music from the 50's and 60's. And when it comes to Jazz I look to these instrumental avenues to find fulfillment: for trumpet I turn to Miles Davis, for tenor sax I look to Sonny Rollins, for bass I lean on Charles Mingus, and for piano compositions I flock to Thelonious Monk. Monk's Moods was released in 1959 and it's a great introduction to the exuberant and unorthodox playing of Mr. Monk.

Buy this record for a lengthy Sunday Times crossword session with a cup of strong coffee.


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