Remastered in 24-bit from the original master tapes. Part of our Keepnews Collection, which spotlights classic albums originally produced by the legendary and arguably the most respected of all jazz producers, Orrin Keepnews.
Thelonious Sphere Monk brought a unique rhythmic and compositional sensibility to jazz, bridging the bop revolution of the late '40s and the free jazz experiments of Albert Ayler and others in the '60s. Where Ellington was absorbing the influence of classical music, Monk seemed to be fonder of dissonant 20th century European composers.This excellent, chronologically sequenced 15-track compilation of Monk's late-'40s and -'50s work for Blue Note Records focuses on Monk's small group settings, where he's most often in the company of legendary bop drummer Art Blakey and bassist Gene Ramsey. The collection's highlights include two tracks from a legendary date at the Five Spot Cafe with John Coltrane as part of Monk's quartet, "Crepuscule With Nellie" and Monk's signature piece, "Epistrophy." These performances, like this entire collection, are essential.
This spectacular live documentary in sound and vision is now the grand finale of the "Masters of Chant" series and leaves the viewer full 29 hits from more than 15 years Gregorian. "LIVE! Masters Of Chant - Final Chapter Tour "was recorded in May 2016 during the first part of the Final Chapter Tour in Berlin and offers impressive pictures…
This re-issue of early Medieval vocal music from Finland includes a unique reconstruction of 14th and 15th century Gregorian music that was performed in Finland in the memory of St. Henry, Finland’s Patron Saint. Liturgical literature dealing with St. Henry is abundant and the music in this collection consists of extracts from masses and offices to St. Henry. Liturgical legend and oral tradition provide a colorful account of the English clergyman’s mission to Finland where he was killed on January 20th, 1156.