Tracklist

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CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Off Minor 3:02
2 Round Midnight 3:11
3 Thelonious 3:02
4 Well, You Needn’t 3:00
5 Ruby My Dear 3:09
6 Epistrophy 3:07
7 Evidence 2:36
8 Nice Work 3:02
9 Mysterioso 2:46
10 Who Knows 2:42
11 Monk’s Mood 3:08
12 Suburban Eyes 3:02
13 Evonce 3:04
14 Ask Me Now 3:17
15 Criss Cross 2:57
16 Straight No Chaser 2:55
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Four in One 3:29
2 Eronel 3:03
3 Willow Weep for Me 3:02
4 Skippy 3:00
5 Sixteen (first take) 3:30
6 Sixteen (second take) 3:39
7 Carolina Moon 3:27
8 I’ll Follow You 3:47
9 Friday the 13th 10:33
10 Work 5:17
11 Nutty 5:16
12 The Way You Look Tonight 5:12
13 I Want to Be Happy 7:41
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Four in One (alternate take) 3:29
2 Criss Cross (alternate take) 2:50
3 Ask Me Now (alternate take) 4:28
4 Skippy (alternate take) 3:09
5 Hornin’ In 3:08
6 Round About Midnight 5:13
7 Evidence 3:05
8 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 3:24
9 Well You Needn’t 3:25
10 Reflections 5:00
11 Wee See 2:35
12 Eronel 2:32
13 Off Minor 2:32
14 Hackensack 3:01
15 Bag’s Groove (take one) 11:14
16 Bag’s Groove (take two) 9:19
CD 4
# Title Rating Length
1 Hornin’ In 3:16
2 Let’s Cool One 3:47
3 Little Rootie Tootie 3:06
4 Monk’s Dream 3:07
5 Bemsha Swing 3:11
6 Reflections 2:48
7 Let’s Call This 5:08
8 Off Minor 5:13
9 Epistrophy 11:00
10 Well You Needn’t 11:38
11 Ruby My Dear 5:34

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1947-11-21) (track 8)
New York, New York, United States (1948-07-02) (tracks 7, 9)
drums (drum set):
Art Blakey (1947-10-15) (tracks 3, 12–13)
Art Blakey (1947-10-24) (tracks 1, 4–5, 8)
Art Blakey (1947-11-21) (tracks 2, 8, 10–11)
Shadow Wilson (1948-07-02) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Art Blakey (1951-07-23) (tracks 14–16)
trumpet:
Idrees Sulieman (1947-10-15) (tracks 3, 12–13)
George Taitt (1947-11-21) (tracks 2, 10–11)
bass:
Gene Ramey (1947-10-24) (track 8)
Gene Ramey (1947-11-21) (track 8)
vibraphone:
Milt Jackson (1948-07-02) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Milt Jackson (1951-07-23) (tracks 15–16)
vibraphone [vibes]:
Milt Jackson (1948-07-02) (track 9)
double bass:
Gene Ramey (1947-10-15) (tracks 3, 12–13)
Gene Ramey (1947-10-24) (tracks 1, 4–5)
Bob Paige (jazz bassist) (1947-11-21) (tracks 2, 10–11)
John Simmons (bassist) (1948-07-02) (tracks 6–7)
Al McKibbon (1951-07-23) (tracks 14–16)
double bass [bass]:
John Simmons (bassist) (1948-07-02) (track 9)
alto saxophone:
Danny Quebec West (1947-10-15) (tracks 3, 12–13)
Sahib Shihab (American jazz musician) (1947-11-21) (tracks 2, 10–11)
Sahib Shihab (American jazz musician) (1951-07-23) (tracks 15–16)
piano:
Thelonious Monk (1947-10-15) (tracks 3, 12–13)
Thelonious Monk (1947-10-24) (tracks 1, 4–5, 8)
Thelonious Monk (1947-11-21) (tracks 2, 8, 10–11)
Thelonious Monk (1948-07-02) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Thelonious Monk (1951-07-23) (tracks 14–16)
tenor saxophone:
Billy Smith (US jazz saxophonist) (1947-10-15) (tracks 3, 12–13)
composer:
Kenny Clarke (track 6)
Thelonious Monk (tracks 1–4, 6–7, 9–11, 14–16)
Ike Quebec (tracks 12–13)
Idrees Sulieman (track 13)
Cootie Williams (track 2)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (track 8)
Thelonious Monk (1948) (track 5)
lyricist:
Bernie Hanighen (track 2)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (track 8)
publisher:
Advanced Music (track 2)
Embassy Music Corporation (tracks 1, 5–6, 11)
Music Sales Corporation (American copyright holder in both popular and classical music) (track 6)
Regent Music (BMI) (track 4)
Thelonious Music (tracks 2, 7, 16)
Thelonious Music Corporation (Publisher, affiliated to BMI.) (tracks 2, 14)
Ultra Empire Music (track 2)
Warner Bros. Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 2)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (track 2)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 2)
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–2019) (track 2)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (track 2)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (track 8)
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1947-10-15) (tracks 3, 12–13)
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1947-10-24) (tracks 1, 4–5, 8)
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1947-11-21) (tracks 2, 10–11)
Apex Studios in New York, New York, United States (1948-07-02) (tracks 6, 9)
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1951-07-23) (tracks 14–16)
arrangements:
’Round Midnight (for saxophone quartet, Müller-Irion) (track 2)
instrumental recording of:
Nice Work If You Can Get It (1947-10-24) (track 8)
is the basis for:
Rubies (track 5)
later translated versions:
Autour de minuit (lyrics translated by Claude Nougaro) (track 2)
Autour de minuit (lyrics translated by Boris Vian) (track 2)
later versions:
Dear Ruby (track 5)
Get It Straight (track 16)
How I Wish... (track 14)
It's Over Now (track 4)
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score) (track 8)
Crazy for You (1992 musical) (track 8)
My One and Only (1983 Broadway Musical) (number) (track 8)
recording of:
Evonce (1947-10-15) (track 13)
Suburban Eyes (1947-10-15) (track 12)
Thelonious (1947-10-15) (track 3)
Off Minor (1947-10-24) (track 1)
Ruby, My Dear (1947-10-24) (track 5)
Well, You Needn’t (1947-10-24) (track 4)
Monk's Mood (1947-11-21) (track 11)
Who Knows (1947-11-21) (track 10)
’Round About Midnight (aka “’Round Midnight”) (1947-11-21) (track 2)
Epistrophy (1948-07-02) (track 6)
Evidence (1948-07-02) (track 7)
Misterioso (1948-07-02) (track 9)
Ask Me Now (1951-07-23) (track 14)
Criss-Cross (1951-07-23) (track 15)
Straight, No Chaser (1951-07-23) (track 16)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1952-05-30) (track 8)
New York, New York, United States (1954-09-22) (tracks 10–11)
New York, New York, United States (1954-10-25) (tracks 12–13)
drums (drum set):
Art Blakey (1951-07-23) (tracks 1–3)
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (1952-05-30) (tracks 4–8)
Willie Jones III (1953-11-13) (track 9)
Art Blakey (1954-09-22) (tracks 10–11)
Art Taylor (1954-10-25) (tracks 12–13)
trumpet:
Kenny Dorham (1952-05-30) (tracks 4–7)
bass:
Tommy Potter (1954-10-25) (track 13)
vibraphone:
Milt Jackson (1951-07-23) (tracks 1–3)
double bass:
Al McKibbon (1951-07-23) (tracks 1–3)
Nelson Boyd (1952-05-30) (tracks 4–8)
Percy Heath (1953-11-13) (track 9)
Percy Heath (1954-09-22) (tracks 10–11)
Tommy Potter (1954-10-25) (tracks 12–13)
alto saxophone:
Sahib Shihab (American jazz musician) (1951-07-23) (tracks 1–2)
Lou Donaldson (1952-05-30) (tracks 4–7)
piano:
Thelonious Monk (1951-07-23) (tracks 1–3)
Thelonious Monk (1952-05-30) (tracks 4–8)
Thelonious Monk (1953-11-13) (track 9)
Thelonious Monk (1954-09-22) (tracks 10–11)
Thelonious Monk (1954-10-25) (tracks 12–13)
tenor saxophone:
Lucky Thompson (1952-05-30) (tracks 4–7)
Sonny Rollins (1953-11-13) (track 9)
Sonny Rollins (1954-10-25) (tracks 12–13)
French horn:
Julius Watkins (1953-11-13) (track 9)
composer:
Irving Caesar (tracks 13, 13)
Ann Ronell (1932) (track 3)
Fred E. Ahlert (track 8)
Thelonious Monk (tracks 1–2, 4–6, 9–10)
Vincent Youmans (tracks 13, 13)
Jerome Kern (1936) (track 12)
Thelonious Monk (1954) (track 11)
lyricist:
Irving Caesar (tracks 13, 13)
Roy Turk (track 8)
Ann Ronell (1932) (track 3)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (1936) (track 12)
producer:
Ira Gitler (track 9)
Bob Weinstock (tracks 10–13)
recording engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (tracks 9–13)
writer:
Joe Burke (American composer) (track 7)
Benny Davis (vaudeville performer) (track 7)
publisher:
Aldi Music Company (track 12)
Ann Ronell Music (track 3)
Bourne Co. (not for release label use, this is a music publisher) (track 3)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 12)
Cromwell Music (track 7)
Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (a division of MPL Communications Inc.) (track 7)
Memory Lane Music (publishing company) (track 7)
Redwood Music (track 7)
Thelonious Music (track 11)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 12)
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1951-07-23) (tracks 1–3)
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1952-05-30) (tracks 4–8)
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1953-11-13) (track 9)
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1954-09-22) (track 11)
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1954-10-25) (tracks 10, 12–13)
part of:
Academy Award for Best Original Song (number: 9) (order: 3) (track 12)
cover recording of:
I Want to Be Happy (track 13)
instrumental cover recording of:
I’ll Follow You (1952-05-30) (track 8)
I Want to Be Happy (1954-10-25) (track 13)
instrumental recording of:
Willow Weep for Me (1951-07-23) (track 3)
Carolina Moon (1928 song) (1952-05-30) (track 7)
The Way You Look Tonight (from “Swing Time”) (1954-10-25) (track 12)
later translated versions:
part of:
No, No, Nanette (tracks 13, 13)
Swing Time (film) (track 12)
recording of:
Sixteen (track 6)
Eronel (1951-07-23) (track 2)
Four in One (1951-07-23) (track 1)
Sixteen (1952-05-30) (track 5)
Skippy (1952-05-30) (track 4)
Friday the 13th (1953-11-13) (track 9)
Nutty (1954-09-22) (track 11)
Work (1954-09-22) (track 10)
referred to in medleys:
Monk’s Mix (order: 2) (track 11)
Swing Time Medley (order: 5) (track 12)

CD 3

recorded in:
Paris, Île-de-France, France (1954-06-07) (tracks 6–14)
New York, New York, United States (1954-12-24) (track 15)
drums (drum set):
Art Blakey (1951-07-23) (tracks 1–3)
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (1952-05-30) (track 4)
Kenny Clarke (1954-12-24) (track 15)
trumpet:
Kenny Dorham (1952-05-30) (track 4)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1954-12-24) (track 15)
bass:
Percy Heath (1954-12-24) (track 15)
vibraphone:
Milt Jackson (1951-07-23) (tracks 1–2)
Milt Jackson (1954-12-24) (track 15)
double bass:
Al McKibbon (1951-07-23) (tracks 1–3)
Nelson Boyd (1952-05-30) (track 4)
alto saxophone:
Sahib Shihab (American jazz musician) (1951-07-23) (tracks 1–2)
Lou Donaldson (1952-05-30) (track 4)
piano:
Thelonious Monk (1951-07-23) (tracks 1–3)
Thelonious Monk (1952-05-30) (track 4)
Thelonious Monk (1954-06-07) (tracks 7, 11)
Thelonious Monk (1954-12-24) (track 15)
tenor saxophone:
Lucky Thompson (1952-05-30) (track 4)
composer:
Milt Jackson (tracks 15–16)
Jerome Kern (track 8)
Thelonious Monk (tracks 1–7, 9–14)
Cootie Williams (track 6)
lyricist:
Bernie Hanighen (track 6)
Otto Harbach (track 8)
producer:
Henri Renaud (French 1940-60s jazz pianist) (tracks 6–14)
solo piano:
Thelonious Monk (1954-06-07) (tracks 6, 8–10, 12–14)
publisher:
Advanced Music (track 6)
Chappell & Co. (track 8)
Chappell Music (track 8)
Redwood Music (track 8)
Regent Music (BMI) (track 9)
T.B. Harms (US sheet music publisher 1875 sold to Warner Brothers 1929 sold to Welk Music 1970) (track 8)
Thelonious Music (tracks 6–7)
Thelonious Music Corporation (Publisher, affiliated to BMI.) (tracks 3, 6)
Ultra Empire Music (track 6)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 8)
Warner Bros. Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 6)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (track 6)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 6)
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–2019) (track 6)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (track 6)
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1951-07-23) (tracks 1–3)
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1952-05-30) (track 4)
arrangements:
Bags’ Groove (arr. Richard Michael) (tracks 15–16)
Dym (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes) (for two violins and piano, Frolov) (track 8)
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (catch-all for arrangements) (track 8)
’Round Midnight (for saxophone quartet, Müller-Irion) (track 6)
is the basis for:
Looking Back (track 10)
later translated versions:
Autour de minuit (lyrics translated by Boris Vian) (track 6)
Autour de minuit (lyrics translated by Claude Nougaro) (track 6)
Fumo negli occhi (track 8)
later versions:
How I Wish... (track 3)
It's Over Now (track 9)
part of:
Roberta (track 8)
recording of:
Bags’ Groove (track 16)
Hornin’ In (track 5)
Ask Me Now (1951-07-23) (track 3)
Criss-Cross (1951-07-23) (track 2)
Four in One (1951-07-23) (track 1)
Skippy (1952-05-30) (track 4)
Eronel (1954-06-07) (track 12)
Evidence (1954-06-07) (track 7)
Hackensack (1954-06-07) (track 14)
Off Minor (1954-06-07) (track 13)
Reflections (1954-06-07) (track 10)
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (1954-06-07) (track 8)
We See (1954-06-07) (track 11)
Well, You Needn’t (1954-06-07) (track 9)
’Round About Midnight (aka “’Round Midnight”) (1954-06-07) (track 6)
Bags’ Groove (1954-12-24) (track 15)

CD 4

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1952-05-30) (tracks 1–2)
New York, New York, United States (1952-10-15) (tracks 3–4)
New York, New York, United States (1952-12-18) (tracks 5–6)
New York, New York, United States (1957-06-26) (tracks 9–11)
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (1952-05-30) (tracks 1–2)
Art Blakey (1952-10-15) (tracks 3–4)
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (1952-12-18) (tracks 5–6)
Willie Jones (jazz drummer, not Willie Jones III) (1953-11-13) (track 7)
Art Blakey (1957-06-26) (tracks 8–11)
trumpet:
Kenny Dorham (1952-05-30) (tracks 1–2)
Ray Copeland (1957-06-26) (track 8)
bass:
Wilbur Ware (1957-06-26) (tracks 9–11)
double bass:
Nelson Boyd (1952-05-30) (tracks 1–2)
Gary Mapp (Jazz double bassist) (1952-10-15) (tracks 3–4)
Gary Mapp (Jazz double bassist) (1952-12-18) (tracks 5–6)
Percy Heath (1953-11-13) (track 7)
Wilbur Ware (1957-06-26) (tracks 8, 11)
alto saxophone:
Lou Donaldson (1952-05-30) (tracks 1–2)
Gigi Gryce (1957-06-26) (tracks 8–10)
piano:
Thelonious Monk (1952-05-30) (tracks 1–2)
Thelonious Monk (1952-10-15) (tracks 3–4)
Thelonious Monk (1952-12-18) (tracks 5–6)
Thelonious Monk (1953-11-13) (track 7)
Thelonious Monk (1957-06-26) (tracks 8–11)
tenor saxophone:
Lucky Thompson (1952-05-30) (tracks 1–2)
Sonny Rollins (1953-11-13) (track 7)
John Coltrane (1957-06-26) (tracks 8–10)
Coleman Hawkins (1957-06-26) (tracks 8–11)
trombone:
Ray Copeland (track 8)
Ray Copeland (1957-06-26) (tracks 9–10)
French horn:
Julius Watkins (1953-11-13) (track 7)
composer:
Denzil Best (track 5)
Kenny Clarke (track 9)
Thelonious Monk (tracks 1–10)
Thelonious Monk (1948) (track 11)
publisher:
Bocu Music Ltd. (track 5)
Embassy Music Corporation (tracks 8–9, 11)
Music Sales Corporation (American copyright holder in both popular and classical music) (track 9)
Regent Music (BMI) (track 10)
Thelonious Music (track 5)
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1952-05-30) (tracks 1–2)
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1953-11-13) (track 7)
Reeves Sound Studios in New York, New York, United States (1957-06-26) (tracks 8, 11)
is the basis for:
Looking Back (track 6)
Rubies (track 11)
later versions:
Dear Ruby (track 11)
It's Over Now (track 10)
recording of:
Hornin’ In (1952-05-30) (track 1)
Let’s Cool One (1952-05-30) (track 2)
Little Rootie Tootie (1952-10-15) (track 3)
Monk's Dream (1952-10-15) (track 4)
Bemsha Swing (instrumental) (1952-12-18) (track 5)
Reflections (1952-12-18) (track 6)
Let’s Call This (1953-11-13) (track 7)
Epistrophy (1957-06-26) (track 9)
Off Minor (1957-06-26) (track 8)
Ruby, My Dear (1957-06-26) (track 11)
Well, You Needn’t (1957-06-26) (track 10)
referred to in medleys:
Monk’s Mix (order: 5) (track 3)

Release

part of:Quadromania (order: 29)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/9041584 [info]
ASIN:DE: B0007UAR2Y [info]