Thelonious Monk

Jazz After Dark: Great Songs

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This album is an extremely cheap collection of Thelonious Monk recordings currently in the public domain. It contains no liner notes, track, or artist information. Still, the CD does contain solid live renditions of such classics as "Hackensack," "Blue Monk," and "Ruby My Dear." This makes it a good way for people short on cash to get their hands on some of Monk's work. Those willing to spend the extra money should probably steer clear, unless they want to test their ears and try to figure out just when and with whom these songs were recorded.

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