5 by Monk by Five

Thelonious Monk Quintet - 5 By Monk By 5 (1959) [APO Remaster 2002] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Thelonious Monk Quintet - 5 By Monk By 5 (1959) [APO Remaster 2002]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 58:58 minutes | Scans included | 1,83 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,29 GB
Thelonious Monk - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Thelonious Monk - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 83:48 minutes | 1,52 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The only soundtrack recorded by Thelonious Monk in 1959 to be released for the first time! Contains performances of classic Monk tunes heard in Roger Vadim's 1960 French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Features Monk's 1959 all-star band of Charlie Rouse, Sam Jones & Art Taylor, plus special guest saxophonist Barney Wilen. The package contains the digital booklet with texts, discography, never before seen photographs and memorabilia from the recording session.
Thelonious Monk - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Thelonious Monk - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 83:48 minutes | 912 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The only soundtrack recorded by Thelonious Monk in 1959 to be released for the first time! Contains performances of classic Monk tunes heard in Roger Vadim's 1960 French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Features Monk's 1959 all-star band of Charlie Rouse, Sam Jones & Art Taylor, plus special guest saxophonist Barney Wilen. The package contains the digital booklet with texts, discography, never before seen photographs and memorabilia from the recording session.

Opus 5 - Contre-Courant (1976) [Reissue 2006]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 15, 2015
Opus 5 - Contre-Courant (1976) [Reissue 2006]

Opus 5 - Contre-Courant (1976) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 257 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 105 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Unidisc Music (AGEK-22401)

As the progressive movement was making more and more adept in La Belle Province, more and more groups got contracts and as Celebration record lost Harmonium to CBS, they offered a contract to Opus 5. This band can be seen as a good cross in between Harmonium and Maneige or Sloche. Some Gentle Giant and Jethro Tull influences are also evident. Their first album is full of delicious melodies with soft yet incisive vocals and great flute passages all on 5 superb compositions by five superb musicians.
Wadada Leo Smith - Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk (2017)

Wadada Leo Smith - Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 56:30 min | 245 MB
Label: TUM Records | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

Wadada Leo Smith comes to the music of Thelonious Monk from a childhood admiration of the artist. As a pre-teen he was already playing trumpet and composing and instinctively knew that Monk's understanding of music and sound would influence his own creativity. Smith believes that the quintessence of Monk can best be found in his solo work. The same can be said for Smith who has produced two previous solo collections including Creative Music—1 (1972) and Solo Music: Ahkreanvention (1979), both on the Kabell label.

A Dream Given Form: The Unofficial Guide to the Universe of Babylon 5  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Dec. 10, 2017
A Dream Given Form: The Unofficial Guide to the Universe of Babylon 5

A Dream Given Form: The Unofficial Guide to the Universe of Babylon 5 by Ensley F. Guffey,‎ K. Dale Koontz
English | September 19th, 2017 | ASIN: B06ZYK4HLC, ISBN: 1770412654 | 589 Pages | EPUB | 4.05 MB

The only comprehensive critical guide to the beloved sci-fi phenomenon!

Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg, Devin Hoff - Plays Monk (2007)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 24, 2017
Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg, Devin Hoff - Plays Monk (2007)

Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg, Devin Hoff - Plays Monk (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 273.55 Mb | 42:50 | Cover
Post Bop | Label: Long Song Records ‎– LSRCD104/2007

Why does it seem that the bands without pianists seem to be producing the best current interpretations of Monk material? Last year we had Ben Riley's gem, and now, (Plays Monk) - this thought provoking beauty - features the unlikely amalgamation of drummer Scott Amendola mixing it up with clarinetist Ben Goldberg and bassist Devin Hoff. Wisely, this trio doesn't try to recreate the sound of Monk's music; more often they take the melodies of these lesser known songs from the Monk canon and take them to the next idiosyncratic step. For instance, Goldberg's mid and lower ranged foray on Reflections perfectly captures the ponderously pensive mood. Amendola and Hoff furtively create a bustled rhythm on Little Rootie Tootie, while Goldberg restrains the melody by playing restrained and held back loopy notes. The tension between these two forces is joyfully palpable. The band is also able to reach the out layers of Monk's cerebellum, as on the wild and wooly Teo and & Four In One. Hoff's bass work on the latter is a roller coaster ride in itself. The idea of taking off road excursions with Monk's vehicle was a smart concept, and these guys do some remarkable ATVing with it.
The Sixteen, BBC Philharmonic, Harry Christophers - A la Gloire de Dieu: Works by Ives, Stravinsky, Tippett & Poulenc (1995)

À la Gloire de Dieu: Works by Ives, Stravinsky, Tippett & Poulenc (1995)
The Sixteen; BBC Philharmonic; Harry Christophers, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 212 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Collins | # 14462 | Time: 01:03:15

The Sixteen, bright stars of the Baroque, have plenty to say on 20th-century repertoire (witness their excellent Britten series on Collins). Underpin them with the BBC Philharmonic and it might seem a magic formula. Ives’s unearthly The Unanswered Question holds few problems for instrumental players weaned on Maxwell Davies – no more than do the brilliant wind roulades of Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms. Deft BBC teamwork and a chamber articulation to woodwind and brass helps this Koussevitzky-commissioned masterpiece to shed its often hammy ‘big band’ sound, creeping closer to the subtle, leaner sonorities of his later choral works. It gains. The singing varies. Too many dynamic shifts sound prosaic or under-prepared; fortes are forced, with muddy results. The vocal blend (happier in lower voices) can seem haphazard and colours the Tippett, where the men’s roars – contrast the lovely, sensual soprano solo – seem crude. Get this disc, instead, for the rare, late Poulenc – his New York-commissioned Sept répons. It is a curiously under-recorded devotional work, bleeding with pathos yet pumping energy, its exoticism enhanced by slightly breathy, tender solos, and scintillatingly sung with just those crucial missing qualities of awe and freshness. A million times more refined than what goes before.
Thelonious Monk Quartet ft. Johnny Griffin - Complete Live At The Five Spot 1958 (2009) {2CD Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10360)

Thelonious Monk Quartet ft. Johnny Griffin - Complete Live At The Five Spot 1958 (2009) {2CD Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10360)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 826 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 337 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 399 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1958, 2009 Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10360
Jazz / Bop / Post Bop / Piano

Just after John Coltrane left him and before the arrival of Charlie Rouse, Thelonious Monk formed a quartet with Johnny Griffin, which played at the Five Spot in New York in August & July, 1958. Half of this music was issued on two original Riverside albums: “In Action” and “Misterioso”. This edition contains all known music from these famous gigs plus as a bonus, a rare sextet selection by Monk including Griffin, Donald Byrd and Pepper Adams.
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream (1963) [Reissue 2015] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream (1963) [Reissue 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 43:31 minutes | Scans NOT included | 1,33 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 918 MB