Thelonious Monk: Genius of Modern Music 12"

Blue Note


Volume 1 of the two volume Genius of Modern Music set comprises the historic first sessions Thelonious Monk recorded as a leader, on October 15 and 24 and November 21 of 1947. A cornerstone of any jazz collection, Volume 1 was originally released as a 10” and then reissued in 1956 as a 12” with previously unissued tracks. A singular and wonderfully off-kilter artist from day one, Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1 includes such classic Monk fare as "Round About Midnight," "Off Minor," "Ruby My Dear," "Thelonious" and "Well You Needn’t" among others. Genius of Modern Music will be reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.
Tags: 40s jazz