THELONIOUS MONK Criss-Cross 1963 UK CBS 1st *MONO* PRESS 1 PLAY - FLAWLESS SOUND

End Price: GBP 59
(USD 89)
Start Price: GBP 36
End Date: 2015-12-20
   
Start Date: 2015-12-10

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THELONIOUS MONK Criss-Cross 1963 UK CBS 1st *MONO* PRESS 1 PLAY - FLAWLESS SOUND

Genre Jazz
Sub-Genre THELONIOUS MONK
Speed 33 RPM
Country/Region of Manufacture United Kingdom
Record Size LP (12-Inch)
EAN Does not apply

THELONIOUS MONK Criss-Cross 1963 UK CBS 1st *MONO* PRESS 1 PLAY - FLAWLESS SOUND

THELONIOUS MONK
Criss-Cross

1963 UK CBS (BPG 62173) FIRST *MONO* PRESSING
*ONE OF A SMALL COLLECTION OF JAZZ LPs I RECENTLY ACQUIRED WHICH I WILL BE LISTING OVER THE COMING DAYS - ALL IN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING CONDITION

PRESSED WITH THE FIRST ISSUE MATT AND HEAVILY TEXTURED CBS ORANGE LABELS - '33' SPEED INDICATION - "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963"
MATRIX Side 1: BPG 62173 1L?1 // 420 1 1 1
MATRIX Side 2: BPG 62173 2L?1 // 420 1 1 1
THE RECORD IS HOUSED IN THE ORIGINAL FRONT LAMINATED SLEEVE WITH PASTED ON BACK PANEL AND MISSPELLING OF 'THELONIOUS' AS ‘THELONIUS’
COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL POLY-LINED INNER SLEEVE WITH “MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN”, BRITISH PATENT NUMBER AND "FOREIGN PATENTS PENDING" PRINTED IN PURPLE

Criss-Cross, Thelonious Monk's second album for Columbia/CBS features some of the finest work he ever did in the studio with his '60s trio and quartet. Whether revisiting pop standards or reinventing Monk's own classic compositions, Monk and Charlie Rouse (tenor sax), John Ore (bass), and Frankie Dunlop (drums) exchange powerful musical ideas, as well as provide potent solos throughout the disc.
Fittingly, "Hackensack" -- a frenetic original composition -- opens the disc by demonstrating the bandleader's strength in a quartet environment. The solid rhythmic support of the trio unfetters Monk into unleashing endless cascades of percussive inflections and intoxicating chord progressions.
The title cut also reflects the ability of the four musicians to maintain melodic intricacies that are at times so exigent it seems cruel that Monk would have expected a musician of any caliber to pull them off.
"Tea for Two" showcases Monk's appreciation for the great stride or "walking" piano style of James P. Johnson and Willie "The Lion" Smith. The arrangement here is lighter, and features a trio (minus Rouse) to accent rather than banter with Monk's splashes of magnificence throughout.
Likewise, Monk's solo on "Don't Blame Me" is excellent. The extended runs up and down the keyboard can't help but reiterate the tremendous debt of gratitude owed to the original stride pianists of the early 20th century. This is prime Monk for any degree of listener.

Side 1:
Hackensack
Tea For Two
Criss-Cross
Eronel
Side 2:
Rhythm-A-Ning
Don't Blame Me
Think Of One
Crepuscule With Nellie

LABELS: NEAR MINT
An immaculate set of factory-fresh labels with only one light spindle trace per side
VINYL Visual: NEAR MINT
Both surfaces shine like-new
VINYL Audio: NEAR MINT
An outstanding as-new barely played copy which delivers crystal clear, clean, bright sound throughout with a nice loud *MONO* cut - plays with nothing to fault - always reluctant to grade a record of this age MINT but the sound is flawless - a pretty unbeatable copy
SLEEVE: NEAR MINT
As crisp, sharp and fresh as the day it was made

POST & PACKING:
A PROTECTIVE POLY SLEEVE, NEW ANTI-STATIC LINER, QUALITY BOX (NOT ENVELOPE) MAILER AND AMPLE STIFFENERS ARE ALWAYS USED TO ENSURE THAT YOUR RECORD ARRIVES SAFELY
UK: FREE (2nd class standard)
UK: £9.00 (Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day by 1pm)
EUROPE: Airmail: £14.00 (International Signed For delivery)
INTERNATIONAL: Airmail: £17.00 (International Signed For delivery)

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