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So to speak.  This is a live recording from Copenhagen made on March 5, 1963. The tapes apparently result from a radio broadcast.  Released by Gearbox with the permisison of the Monk estate.  Rouse, Monk, John Ore and Frankie Dunlop.  Available via Bandcamp this Friday, 09/28.

https://theloniousmonk.bandcamp.com/album/m-nk

 

Recorded at the Odd Fellow Palæet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odd_Fellows_Mansion,_Copenhagen

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Is there an Amazon (or any U.S) link to buy this?

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That track Myers posted at the end of the blog is pretty strong, I must say.

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Seems like a batch of excellent Monk to add to one's collection.

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Saw this in a store today, here in Udine (rather: the corpse of what must have been a fine store once) ... and wondered: so this hasn't been around previously? No previous boot or PD (as this is I guess) release?

(Ah, Monk family nodded approval ... from a purely legal point of view - which isn't one we ozght to take all that often, but knowing it may help): does that make a difference?)

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It sounds like the source tape was closely held for a long time then rescued from a dumpster. If no radio broadcast happened this would be it, truly new Monk.

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Listened to the cut on Myer's site, and what immediately struck me was Monk's comping, and again, how repetitive Rouse sounds once Monk drops out. Fortunately, on that cut, that's for just one chorus. If the whole set follows suit, if Monk keeps the pace lively like this instead of just letting everybody goooooo oooooonnnnn, then this will be a good set, I might be interested, this might be the album that all of us like to think that this band always sounded like.

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1 hour ago, king ubu said:

 

(Ah, Monk family nodded approval ... from a purely legal point of view - which isn't one we ozght to take all that often, but knowing it may help): does that make a difference?)

It does to me.

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Just saw that this is available on Apple Music. Will listen to it soon. Thanks for the heads up! 

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I'm curious if tracks 6 and 7 are actually a different take of Nutty (track 2) or if it is just track 2 split into two "singles."  Apple Music/iTunes only seems to offer the first 5 tracks.

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On September 25, 2018 at 5:59 PM, ctuck1 said:

So to speak.  This is a live recording from Copenhagen made on March 5, 1963. The tapes apparently result from a radio broadcast.  Released by Gearbox with the permisison of the Monk estate.  Rouse, Monk, John Ore and Frankie Dunlop.  Available via Bandcamp this Friday, 09/28.

https://theloniousmonk.bandcamp.com/album/m-nk

 

Recorded at the Odd Fellow Palæet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odd_Fellows_Mansion,_Copenhagen

I have a tape of another Monk concert supposedly from Stockholm on the exact same date of March 5, 1963.  One of the dates must be slightly wrong.  

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On 3.10.2018 at 11:18 PM, paul secor said:

It does to me.

Certainly to me as well, but that's the ethical/moral point of view. I was wondering about the legal one.

And different question: at least with European labels (which Gearbox is, yes?): doing the right thing would include more than a deal with the Monk family ... sidemen/heirs, composers etc. Even if it's all PD. My guess would be when doing it "right" in Europe that would normt extend beyond "deal w/Monk family" usually (and even that isn't usual of course). Either way, slippery slopes galore ... which was what led me to wonder about the purely legal perspective in the first place (not saying "legal" is "right", but I think I have said that already).

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A friend at a local record store bugged me for a couple of months to buy this album. I always replied that I had tons of Monk on my shelves and didn't need more. But yesterday he was playing the record when I walked in, and I was sold within five minutes. A very strong performance, beautifully recorded and immaculately pressed. (I bought the LP rather than the CD.)

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Listening to this now on Spotify. Excellent sound quality. Looks like I will be adding this to the collection. Big surprise.

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It's outstanding I think! Some really good Charlie Rouse ... one of the finest late Monk (Columbia period) live recordings.

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Duh - missed that one. Went straight to the top of my must buy list.

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