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Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk: Genius Of Modern Music (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series) LP

Thelonious Monk

Blue Note, 1956

The legendary pianist and composer, Thelonious Monk, made his earliest recordings as a leader for Blue Note in 1947 and 1948 ,as heard on the 1956 12” compilation “Genius of Modern Music, Volume One.” Featuring timeless Monk compositions including “’Round Midnight,” “Ruby My Dear,” “In Walked Bud,” and “Well You Needn’t,” it’s an essential slice of early bebop.

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is mono, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.


A1: 'Round Midnight
A2: Off Minor
A3: Ruby My Dear
A4: I Mean You
A5: April In Paris
A6: In Walked Bud

B1: Thelonious
B2: Epistrophy
B3: Misterioso
B4: Well You Needn't
B5: Introspection
B6: Humph
  • Recorded - October 15 and 24, and November 21, 1947