Artist: Thelonious Monk
Genre: Hard Bop
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.