The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall

The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall is an album by Thelonious Monk, originally released in 1959. The concert included Hall Overton’s arrangements on Monk’s tunes (including a transcription of Monk's piano solo on "Little Rootie Tootie").

The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall
Live album by
Released1959
RecordedFebruary 28, 1959 at The Town Hall, New York City
GenreJazz
Length38:47
LabelRiverside
ProducerOrrin Keepnews
Thelonious Monk chronology
Misterioso
(1958)
The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall
(1959)
5 by Monk by 5
(1959)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[2]

The concert features, among others, Charlie Rouse on tenor in his first of several recordings with Monk.

Track listing

The 1959 vinyl album

Side one
  1. "Thelonious" – 0:56
  2. "Friday The 13th" – 9:22
  3. "Monk's Mood" – 10:15
Side two
  1. "Little Rootie Tootie" – 8:45
  2. "Off Minor" – 7:47
  3. "Crepuscule With Nellie" – 4:42

The 2006 CD rerelease

  1. "Thelonious" – 3:04
  2. "Friday The 13th" – 9:34
  3. "Monk's Mood" – 10:27
  4. "Little Rootie Tootie" – 8:56
  5. "Off Minor" – 7:56
  6. "Crepuscule With Nellie" – 4:53
  7. "Little Rootie Tootie (Encore)" – 8:29
  8. "In Walked Bud" - 7:09
  9. "Blue Monk" - 8:21
  10. "Rhythm-a-Ning" - 6:45

Personnel

Tributes

As from 2010, American jazz pianist Jason Moran went on tour with his project IN MY MIND, a multimedia presentation heavily inspired by Thelonious Monk's concert at The Town Hall.[3]

References

  1. Yanow, Scott. The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall at AllMusic
  2. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 145. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. International Music Network, Jason Moran "In My Mind" Documentary Premieres April 19, on April 07, 2010
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