Thelonious in Action | Album Review

ArtistThelonious Monk

Year1958

Genre: Hard Bop

Grade: A-

Recorded at the same 8/7/58 Five Spot Café concert that produced the more famous Misterioso, Thelonious in Action once again finds the Thelonious Monk Quartet in fine form. Although history dictates that Misterioso is the superior product, every Monk recording is worth owning, and this lesser-known companion LP is no different. But I won’t fault you if you decide to purchase the one with the Johnnie Griffin sax solo instead.

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