5 by Monk by 5 – Thelonious Monk

Artist: Thelonious Monk

Year: 1959

Genre: Hard Bop

Grade: B+

A nervous energy pervades 5 by Monk by 5, a little-known Thelonious Monk session featuring Sam Jones, Art Taylor, Charlie Rouse and Thad Jones. Every song feels like it’s being pushed along by an unseen hand. As a result, it’s one of the most skittish albums in the composer’s vast catalogue. Little-known for a reason.

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