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Take One – T.S. Monk

Take One - T.S. Monk Artist: T.S. Monk
Album: Take One
Release Date: October 16, 1991
Duration: 01:06:39
Genre: Jazz
Styles: Post-Bop

Drummer T.S. Monk’s debut as a leader in jazz found him discarding his earlier R&B-ish music in favor of heading an impressive hard bop revival group. With trumpeter Don Sickler transcribing obscure songs from 1960s-era records, Monk and his band were able to perform little-played numbers by Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Idrees Sulieman, Elmo Hope, Walter Davis, Jr., Clifford Jordan, Donald Brown and Tommy Turrentine in addition to three by Monk’s father Thelonious. Sickler and Monk are joined in the consistently exciting group by altoist Bobby Porcelli, Willie Williams on tenor, pianist Ronnie Mathews and bassist James Genus. The T.S. Monk Sextet was just beginning its long life with this recording; all of its CDs are highly recommended to hard bop fans.

Title/Composer Performer Time
Monaco / Kenny Dorham T.S. Monk 6:34
Skippy / Thelonious Monk T.S. Monk 3:40
Infra-Rae / Hank Mobley T.S. Monk 6:07
Waiting / Idrees Sulieman T.S. Monk 5:43
Boa / Elmo Hope T.S. Monk 4:49
‘Round Midnight / Bernie Hanighen / Thelonious Monk / Cootie Williams T.S. Monk 7:28
Jodi / Walter Davis, Jr. T.S. Monk 4:34
Bear Cat / Clifford Jordan T.S. Monk 3:54
Capetown Ambush / Donald Brown T.S. Monk 5:35
Shoutin’ / Tommy Turrentine T.S. Monk 6:14
Minor’s Holiday / Kenny Dorham T.S. Monk 5:22
Think of One / T.S. Monk T.S. Monk 6:39
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