06 January, 2011

Thelonious Monk - En Concert_Olympia 6-7 Mars 1965 (Paris Jazz Concert v1-2)

Thelonious Monk - En Concert_Olympia 6-7 Mars 1965
AKA: Paris Jazz Concert, Vol. 1 & 2
jazz | 2cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 720MB
Thelonious Monk is heard in a concert that was probably recorded for a radio broadcast at the somewhat cavernous Olympia in Paris, which causes a rather slow fade of his piano chords. He is joined by his long time tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, bassist Larry Gales and drummer Ben Riley. Nothing unusual takes place as the fare is standard for Monk: long versions of "Evidence," "Blue Monk," and "Four in One," a lengthy exploration of the old standard "Sweet and Lovely," plus a brief (by Monk's standards) excursion into "Rhythm-A-Ning" and the obligatory sign-off theme of "Epistrophy." There are some minor sound problems due to some dropouts in the decades-old master tape, but Monk fans will enjoy this release, as well as the concert recorded the following day, which is available on a separate second volume from Malaco Jazz.
Pianist Thelonious Monk appeared at the Olympia in Paris on consecutive nights in March 1965; this is the second CD documenting some of the music played, which was probably first recorded for a radio broadcast. The slow fade of the music is due to the reverberation caused by the large theater's acoustics, but it doesn't interfere with the music. Like the previous Malaco Jazz CD from the day before, the play list has no surprises but the performances are exhilarating, including long versions of Monk's always swinging "Well You Needn't," "Teo," "Bright Mississippi" (his reworking of "Sweet Georgia Brown"), the old standard "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," and the inevitable set closer "Epistrophy." Tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse is in great form and the quartet seems to have turned it up just a notch from the previous evening. One can't have enough versions of Monk playing his works, so this CD is recommended.

cd1, 6-03-65
-1 "Evidence" 12:34
-2 "Blue Monk" 11:08
-3 "Four in One" 12:07
-4 "Sweet and Lovely" 15:48
-5 "Rhythm-A-Ning" 8:31
-6 "Epistrophy" 4:56

cd2, 7-03-65
-1 "Well, You Needn't" 12:56
-2 "I'm Getting Sentimental over You" 13:50
-3 "Teo" 11:31
-4 "Bright Mississippi" 12:35
-5 "Epistrophy" 5:10


*Larry Gales (Bass),
*Charlie Rouse (Sax (Tenor)),
*Ben Riley (Drums),
*Thelonious Monk (Piano)


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