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Frank Kimbrough Plays The Complete Thelonious Monk

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18 hours ago, sidewinder said:

No doubt they were swamped with demand and there is a shipping container full of them on its way to the UK as we speak (just in time for the March shenanigans :().

I don't even get notices ... but reading Lon's post above I'm by now positive that the set does exist in the first place ;) 

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19 minutes ago, king ubu said:

 ... but reading Lon's post above I'm by now positive that the set does exist in the first place ;) 

I'm sure it does, and I can wait - no B-anxiety here. As long as they don't start smashing foreign goods ..... 

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The price on Amazon US is now $48. 

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One cd-worth wasn't enough? Or even a 2-cd set? Just curious what would prompt this encyclopedia-sized undertaking. 

 

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5 hours ago, Dmitry said:

One cd-worth wasn't enough? Or even a 2-cd set? Just curious what would prompt this encyclopedia-sized undertaking. 

 

A simple desire to have a go at every Monk composition.

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I’ve listened to the first two CDs and it gets a big :tup from me. 

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I agree with Brad--just listened to CD2 last night and I'm really enjoying this one.

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8 hours ago, Dmitry said:

One cd-worth wasn't enough? Or even a 2-cd set? Just curious what would prompt this encyclopedia-sized undertaking. 

 

Makes you aware of how great Monk was as a composer.  I've listened to the whole thing twice and there's not one piece here I would have rejected. 

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6 hours ago, Sandman said:

I agree with Brad--just listened to CD2 last night and I'm really enjoying this one.

 

4 hours ago, medjuck said:

Makes you aware of how great Monk was as a composer.  I've listened to the whole thing twice and there's not one piece here I would have rejected. 

I think Kimbrough and company deserve a big thank you and recognition for this accomplishment. 

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I received an email today saying that my ETA has been changed from Feb. 15 to April 12!

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and the Amazon UK price has gone up to about £70 !

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So they noticed they goofed. Glad they'll have to sell it to me at the old price.

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I wonder if it was a mistake or a way to get some people to buy it and create some “buzz” and then once there was some interest, raise the price. 

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3 hours ago, Brad said:

I wonder if it was a mistake or a way to get some people to buy it and create some “buzz” and then once there was some interest, raise the price. 

That's plausible, Brad, but I read an article about cars in the Wall St. Journal two weeks ago that I think is relevant.

The middle class is shrinking.  Sales of sedans have collapsed.  Coincidence?  I think not.

I believe that the sales of box sets have never returned to their 2007 eBay price levels.  (Felser might know!)  It could be that not enough people have enough disposable income for 6-CD box sets.

With a smaller middle class, I suspect that price point has become as important as value.

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Who knows, It appears the reduced price was only on Amazon so I'm inclined to believe some algorithm caused it to drop unbeknownst to Sunnyside whom I would assume have a wholesale price for orders. 

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The download (both 16-bit and 24-bit lossless) is very reasonably priced on 7digital. This is the UK link - here is the US link for onkyomusic.

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17 minutes ago, djcavanagh said:

The download (both 16-bit and 24-bit lossless) is very reasonably priced on 7digital. This is the UK link - here is the US link for onkyomusic.

Wow. onkyomusic is a steal for lossless files.  The set is digitally available in lossless files on bandcamp for 4 times the price of onkyomusic. 

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I received an email from Amazon UK earlier today telling me that the delivery date on my bargain price set (£13) has been brought forward, now due

between 25th and 28th February.

The current price has dropped from the previous high to around £19, if anyone is still interested.

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Finally got a shipping noitice ... looking foward a lot to exploring the set!

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This set is a great accomplishment.  The arrangements are tight and fresh.  They don't wander or digress.  The group is "true" to the original recordings without aping Monk's style. 

Scott Robinson is a marvelous presence on several instruments (one at a time).  And you can't do better than Rufus Reid and Billy Drummond. 

I especially get a kick from hearing the Monk tunes that hardly anyone has ever recorded.

 

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