Monk

Thelonious Monk – Jackie-ing {Live In Amsterdam, May 1961} (2014)  Music

Posted by Goodspeed at April 26, 2018
Thelonious Monk – Jackie-ing {Live In Amsterdam, May 1961} (2014)

Thelonious Monk – Jackie-ing {Live In Amsterdam, May 1961} (2014)
EAC+LOG+CUE | Flac (image) | Size: 250 MB | Artwork: 70 MB @ 600dpi | TT: 72:50 | Recovery: 5%
Genre: Jazz | Style: Hardbop | Label: Dutch Jazz Archive Series | Release date: 10-10-2014 | Catalog: NJA 1401

Excellent Monk concert from his well-documented 1961 European Tour. The sound is very good and Monk is in very good form. The bonus tracks were recorded for TV in Bussum; April 1961. There is a low quality video copy of part of this that circulates among collectors, but it is nice to have it in a much more complete audio format as presented here. Huge thanks to the Dutch Archives for releasing this vintage Monk!
Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Tenor Sessions (1957-1961) [7CD Box Set] (1998)

Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Tenor Sessions (1957-1961) [7CD Box Set] (1998)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 1,71 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 729 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Analogue Productions (APJ 037)

Despite various reissue formats over several decades, the seven original LPs contained in Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Tenor Sessions stood perfectly well on their own at the time of initial release and remain among the highest achievements of a truly golden age. Recorded and released between 1956 and 1961, these seven Monk combo albums were critical in Monk's emergence from a decade of ridicule and neglect to his status at the pinnacle of the jazz pantheon. In addition to some of his best recorded piano performances and more than two dozen of his profoundly personal compositions, these albums provide an overview of the era's major tenor saxophonists, with contributions by Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse and Harold Land…
Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riverside Recordings (1988) {15CD Riverside Victor Japan VDJ-25010~24 rec 1955-1961}

Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riverside Recordings (1988) {15CD Riverside Victor Japan VDJ-25010~24 rec 1955-1961}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 4.97 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 2.24 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 1.71 Gb | 5% repair rar
© 1955-61, 1988 Riverside / Fantasy / Victor Japan | VDJ-25010~24
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Piano

The studio and live recording sessions that Thelonious Monk cut during his six-year stay at the Riverside label are compiled over the 15 discs in the Complete Riverside Recordings. This middle era – between his early sides for Prestige and the final ones for Columbia – is generally considered Monk's most ingenious and creative period. The sessions are presented in chronological order, accurately charting the progression and diversions of one of the most genuinely enigmatic figures in popular music. The Complete Riverside Recordings explores Monk's genius with a certain degree of real-time analysis that simply listening to each of the individual albums from this era lacks.
Thelonious Monk Quartet - Misterioso (1958/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Thelonious Monk Quartet - Misterioso (1958/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 75:46 minutes | 2,97 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

On the 1958 recording "Misterioso", jazz legend Thelonious Monk leads a star-studded quartet that features tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, drummer Roy Haynes and bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik. The upbeat masterwork with divine synergy is filled with gorgeous solos showcasing each musician’s technical assurance and musical genius. The centerpiece on the album is the title track, arguably one of Monk’s greatest compositions.

The Sinister Monk (1965)  Video

Posted by Tavaz at April 22, 2018
The Sinister Monk (1965)

The Sinister Monk (1965)
BDRip | MKV | 1194x720 | German / English | H264 | AAC | 1 h 25 min | 6.10 GiB
Subtitles: German, English
Genre: Crime

A hooded serial killer finds a novel way to murder his victims–he lashes them to death with a whip. The police try to track him down before any more murders occur.

One Monk, Many Masters: The Wanderings of a Simple Buddhist Monk  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at April 22, 2018
One Monk, Many Masters: The Wanderings of a Simple Buddhist Monk

One Monk, Many Masters: The Wanderings of a Simple Buddhist Monk by Paul Breiter
English | September 26th, 2017 | ASIN: B0757JSX9H, ISBN: 1945934115 | 268 Pages | EPUB | 0.92 MB

In 1969, Paul Breiter was among the throngs of disaffected youth who traveled to the exotic East, seeking to escape the cultural and spiritual upheavals at home. He traveled first to India, thinking that indulging the senses would be his means of finding God. Instead, he found himself at a monastery in Thailand, taking the precepts of a Buddhist monk. He would spend the next seven years in robes, not indulging the senses, but depriving them.

Boris Christoff - Devil, Monk And Czar (2011) (10 CDs Box Set)  Music

Posted by murena at April 20, 2018
Boris Christoff - Devil, Monk And Czar (2011) (10 CDs Box Set)

Boris Christoff - Devil, Monk And Czar (2011) (10 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 10 CDs, 09:42:22 min | Covers included | 2,24 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Membran

This 10CD box covers the entire range of the repertoire with which Boris Christoff took the world by storm; from his first opera role in La Boheme over the important Verdi roles and his devilish portrayal of Mephisto to the major roles in Russian operas; Christoff took part in no less than 600 performances of Boris Godunov.

Asaf Sirkis Trio - The Monk (2008/2014)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 15, 2018
Asaf Sirkis Trio - The Monk (2008/2014)

Asaf Sirkis Trio - The Monk (2008/2014)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 316.10 Mb | 53:16 | Cover
Fusion / Contemporary Jazz | Country: Israel | Label: SAM Productions

After exploring an organ/guitar/drums encounter of the most unusual kind with The Inner Noise on albums including We Are Falling (Konnex, 2005) and The Song Within (SAM, 2007), Israeli-born, British-resident drummer Asaf Sirkis turns, on the surface, to a more conventional line-up with The Monk. Still, Sirkis' writing, and a trio that eschews orthodoxy, keeps The Monk in line with the distinctive voice of Inner Noise.
Thelonious Monk & Joe Turner - In Paris [Recorded 1952-1954] (1995)

Thelonious Monk & Joe Turner - In Paris [Recorded 1952-1954] (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 250 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Disques Vogue (09026-68210-2)

This CD combines together two unrelated solo piano sets. The nine performances by Thelonious Monk are a bit familiar since these renditions (which are highlighted by "'Round Midnight," "Well You Needn't," "We See" and "Hackensack") had been previously reissued by GNP/Crescendo and Mosaic. However the 13 selections (including three alternate takes) by Joe Turner (no relation to singer Big Joe Turner) are much rarer. Turner, a talented American stride pianist who spent most of his life living in France, had only recorded ten songs as a leader prior to this 1952 session and is in top form for such numbers as "Hallelujah," "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," "Wedding Boogie" and three versions of "Tea for Two." This CD is easily recommended to jazz piano collectors who do not already have the Monk selections.

Jimmy Owens - The Monk Project (2011)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 8, 2018
Jimmy Owens - The Monk Project (2011)

Jimmy Owens - The Monk Project (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 424.53 Mb | 75:01 | Covers
Hard Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz | Label: IPO Recordings - IPOC1022

Honored as an NEA Jazz Master in early 2012, Jimmy Owens hasn't had the opportunity to lead very many record dates during a career dating back to the later 1950s. But when the trumpeter has entered the studio, he has made an impact, such as this all-star tribute to Thelonious Monk, which includes fellow Jazz Master Kenny Barron on piano, veteran tuba player Howard Johnson (who doubles on baritone sax), plus several outstanding younger musicians who have made their mark since arriving in more recent times: trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland, bassist Kenny Davis and drummer Winard Harper.