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Thelonious Monk Septet - Monk's Music

  • Performer: Thelonious Monk Septet
  • Title: Monk's Music
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Country: Europe
  • Record source: CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
  • Style: Bop, Hard Bop
  • Label: Original Jazz Classics, Riverside Records
  • Cat#: OJCCD 084-2, RLP-242
  • MP3 album: 2397 mb
  • FLAC album: 2848 mb
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Thelonious Monk Septet - Monk's Music


1Abide With Me0:51
2Off Minor (Take 5)5:07
3Crepuscule With Nellie (Take 4 And 5)4:46
4Well, You Needn't11:24
5Ruby, My Dear5:26
6Crepuscule With Nellie (Take 6)4:37
8Off Minor (Take 4)5:13


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
RLP 12-242Thelonious Monk Septet Monk's Music ‎(LP, Album, Mono)Riverside RecordsRLP 12-242US1957
GSLP 7023, GSLP 7203Thelonious Monk Monk's Music ‎(LP)Gateway Records, Gateway RecordsGSLP 7023, GSLP 7203US1977
noneThelonious Monk Septet Monk's Music ‎(LP, Album, Mono, W/Lbl)Not On LabelnoneUK1962
RLP 12-242, 088072357778, OJC-084Thelonious Monk Septet Monk's Music ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180)Riverside Records, Universal Music Group International, Original Jazz ClassicsRLP 12-242, 088072357778, OJC-084Europe2014
OJCCD-084-2, RLP-242Thelonious Monk Septet Monk's Music ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Original Jazz Classics, Riverside RecordsOJCCD-084-2, RLP-242Germany1987


  • Alto SaxophoneGigi Gryce
  • BassWilbur Ware
  • Design [Cover]Paul Bacon
  • DrumsArt Blakey
  • EngineerJack Higgins
  • Mastered ByDanny Kopelson
  • Photography By [Cover]Paul Weller
  • PianoThelonious Monk
  • Producer, Liner NotesOrrin Keepnews
  • Remastered ByDanny Kopelson
  • Tenor SaxophoneColeman Hawkins, John Coltrane
  • TrumpetRay Copeland


Recorded in New York; June 26, 1957.

("Abide with Me" is played by trumpet and saxes only; "Ruby, My Dear" by Hawkins and rhythm section only.)

A High Fidelity Recording - Riverside Reeve Spectrosonic High Fidelity Engineering (Audio Compensation: RIAA Curve).

Digitally remastered directly from the original analog master tapes, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA.

Tracks 5 & 8: Additional tracks not on original LP release.

Made in Germany.

Issued in a jewel case with a two-fold leaflet.


  • Barcode: 0 90204 02165 9
  • Label Code: LC 0325
  • Price Code (FRANCE): WE 835
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Matrix / Runout: 51427770/ZYX-MUSIC OJCCD084-2 21
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LB 46
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0722


  • Record Company – Fantasy
  • Distributed By – ZYX Music GMBH & Co. KG
  • Distributed By – Ace Records Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Wea Music
  • Distributed By – Nuevos Medios S.A.
  • Distributed By – Warner Fonit
  • Distributed By – Amigo
  • Distributed By – Festival
  • Distributed By – Dargil
  • Marketed By – ZYX Music
  • Recorded At – Reeves Sound Studios
  • Remastered At – Fantasy Studios
  • Manufactured By – ZYX Music


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