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Straight, No Chaser [Remaster]


  • 1. Locomotive
    2. I Didn't Know About You - (Take 4)
    3. Straight, No Chaser
    4. Japanese Folk Song (Kojo No Tsuki)
    5. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
    6. We See
    7. This Is My Story, This Is My Song
    8. I Didn't Know About You - (previously unreleased, Take 1, alternate take)
    9. Green Chimneys - (previously unreleased)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 64886

  • Credits
    Producer
    EngineerFrank Laico

    Original score composed by Thelonious Monk.
    Producer: Orrin Keepnews.
    Reissue producers: Didier C. Deutsch and Darcy M. Proper.
    Includes liner notes by Orrin Keepnews and Charlotte Zwerin.
    All tracks have been digitally remastered.
    Personnel: Thelonious Monk (piano); Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone); Larry Gales (bass); Ben Riley (drums).
    Recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, New York on November 14-15, 1966 and January 10, 1967. Originally released on Columbia (2651/9451). Includes liner notes by Orrin Keepnews.
    This is a Super Audio CD playable only on Super Audio CD players.
    Personnel: Thelonious Monk (piano); Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone); Larry Gales (bass); Ben Riley (drums).
    Recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, New York on November 14-15, 1966 and January 10, 1967. Originally released on Columbia (2651/9451). Includes liner notes by Orrin Keepnews.
    Personnel: Thelonious Monk (piano); Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone); Ben Riley (drums).
    Audio Remasterer: Mark Wilder.
    Audio Remixer: Mark Wilder.
    Liner Note Author: Orrin Keepnews.
    Recording information: Colubia Records, New York, NY (11/14/1966-01/10/1967); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (11/14/1966-01/10/1967); Columbia Records 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (11/14/1966-01/10/1967).
    Photographers: Don Hunstein; Lee Tanner.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Laszlo Kubinyi; Mark Wilder.
    "I'm famous, ain't that a bitch." Thus opens the soundtrack of the only documentary on the life of Thelonious Sphere Monk. Monk is an immensely important figure in 20th century music, not only as a virtuoso jazz pianist, but also one of the most innovative composers of any musical form. Although far from comprehensive, the soundtrack nevertheless achieves a satisfying cross-section of Monk tunes, from the infectious clunkiness of "Pannonica" and "Trinkle, Tinkle" to the painfully beautiful blue tones of the aptly named "Ugly Beauty."
    Interspersed with narration, as well as unreleased rehearsals and snatches of unguarded conversation gathered during the making of the film, these selections do an admirable job of capturing the complexity of Monk's life and music in fairly limited space. The biographical data provided in the narration, along with the accessible selections, makes the soundtrack an excellent introduction to Monk's larger body of work, while the inclusion of out-takes and audio snapshots of the man himself makes STRAIGHT NO CHASER desirable even to Monk connoisseurs.

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat - 4.5 Stars - Very Good
    JazzTimes (2/97, p.124) - "...consistent greatness..."
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