Thelonious Monk’s Dream, 1963 LP

NEW – Energophone take – 16-05-2020

Monk is an extremely unusual type, worthy of the closest attention. His style I would call not Bebop, as it is customary, but Punk-Jazz. Once a beautiful Columbia studio, it is difficult to recognize it here: hard, aggressive notes have appeared in the sound, the fullness of the 1940s has sunk into oblivion. But Monk doesn’t care about anything, good guy.

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Teddy Wilson and his piano, 1950 LP

Lo-Fi recording, transferred by Columbia to LP from shellac sources. In parallel with such 10 ‘long-playing records, 10’ albums of 78-rpm records were released. The recording on shellac was more full-bodied and expressive, but something remained even on the LP. Despite the extreme technical imperfection of the recording, Wilson’s drive is well felt and pleasantly excites the nervous system.

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