Label: Original Jazz Classics - 00025218620628,Riverside Records - 00025218620628 • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered • Country: Europe • Genre: Jazz • Style: Bop, Hard Bop
Misterioso is a live album by American jazz ensemble the Thelonious Monk Quartet. He returned there the following year for a second stint with his quartet, featuring drummer Roy Haynesbassist Ahmed Abdul-Malikand tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin. Along with Thelonious in ActionMisterioso captured portions of the ensemble's August 7 show at the venue.
The album was one of the first successful live recordings of Monk's music and was produced by Orrin Keepnews of Riverside Records. According to Keepnews, the pianist played more distinctly here than on his studio albums in response to the audience's enthusiasm during the performance. Misterioso ' s title was meant to evoke Monk's reputation as an enigmatic, challenging performer, while its cover art was part of Riverside's attempt to capitalize on his popularity with intellectual and bohemian audiences; it #5 - David Shea - Prisoner Giorgio de Chirico 's painting The Seer.
Misterioso was originally met with a mixed critical reaction; reviewers applauded Monk's performance but were critical of Griffin, whose playing they felt was out of place with the quartet. The album was remastered and reissued in and by Original Jazz Classicsand has since received retrospective acclaim from critics, some of whom viewed Griffin's playing as the record's highlight.
The saxophonist's solo during the performance of " In Walked Bud " in particular has developed renown among critics and jazz musicians. InThelonious Monk was convicted of narcotics possession after refusing to betray his friend, pianist Bud Powellto the police; a police search of the car belonging to Powell's female companion had discovered his glassine envelope of heroin laying beside Monk's feet. The conviction resulted in the suspension of Monk's cabaret cardthe permit required by performers in New York for work in nightclubs.
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Nutty - Thelonious Monk Quartet* - Misterioso began his first stint at the venue in Julywith saxophonist John Coltranebassist Ahmed Abdul-Malikand drummer Shadow Wilson in his group. During their performances, Monk often left the stage for a drink at the bar or danced around, which gave Griffin an opportunity to play with more space.
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His first recording of the ensemble was of two sets during their July 9 show. Monk was disappointed with the recording and did not allow Riverside to release it, although it was released later after his death. Keepnews returned to the venue on August 7 when Monk performed an evening show in the club's overcrowded room, which the producer had set up with recording equipment.
According to jazz critic Gary GiddinsMisterioso is a hard bop record. On "Nutty", Griffin incorporated lines from " The Surrey with the Fringe on Top " and exhibited a frenetic swing that was complemented by counterplay from Haynes and Monk. The quartet began " In Walked Bud " with an eight-bar piano intro and thirty-two-bar form. Griffin began his solo a minute into the song with saxophone wails. Monk shouted approvingly throughout Griffin's solo before he resumed piano and played a two-minute theme.
The title track—first Nutty - Thelonious Monk Quartet* - Misterioso for K Slap - Various - Horo Vision Note Records in with vibraphonist Milt Jackson —is one of Monk's most influential recordings and is based on a series of minor second clusters.
Monk superimposed musical ideas that deviated from the song's Olt Eah - Amr Diab - Aktar Wahed tonal centeradding a C blue note to the D-flat blue note. According to Keepnews, the album and its title track were named as a slight play on the words "mist" and "mystery", meant to evoke the perception of Monk's music as enigmatic and challenging at the time.
But by the time Monk's quartet recorded this music [in ] 'Misterioso' had largely come to identify Monk himself. According to Monk biographer Robin KelleyRimbaud had "called on the artist to be a seer in order to plumb the depths of the unconscious in the quest for clairvoyance". This led Kelley to believe the painting was Até Quando Esperar - Plebe Rude - O Concreto Já Rachou best choice for the album cover.
O'Meally, the cover reflected "the mysterious violations of convention of perspective, the silences, and oddly attractive angles the overall futuristic quality in Monk's music". Misterioso was released on LP in by Riverside and was Monk's eighth album for the label.
He observed "too little space for Monk's soloing and somewhat too much" for Griffin, whose saxophone cry and timing were more impressive than his solos. Hentoff also believed Haynes and Abdul-Malik did not support Big Brother Uk Tv Theme - Various - Cidade Allstars 3 as creatively as Wilbur Ware and Art Blakey had on his previous Riverside albums, where he said Monk was in more compelling form.
He found its Nutty - Thelonious Monk Quartet* - Misterioso on-par with Monk's usual standards and highlighted by exceptional playing by him and the rhythm section, particularly Haynes, who showed "once again what a Nutty - Thelonious Monk Quartet* - Misterioso drummer he was then—and, indeed, still is today".
However, Fox felt Griffin did not fit in with the quartet and overshadowed Monk's compositions, finding the saxophonist's solos diffuse and characterized by trivial quotations rather than musical development.
In the All Music Guide to JazzLindsay Planer wrote that Monk's quartet "continually reinvented" their strong, cohesive sound with "overwhelming and instinctual capacities" throughout Misterioso. He especially praised Griffin, saying the saxophonist "consistently liberated the performances".
InMisterioso was digitally remastered by mastering engineer Joe Tarantino for the album's CD reissue. The re-release featured bit remastering by Tarantino and three bonus tracks, including a medley of "Bye-Ya" and " Epistrophy " performed with drummer Art Blakey.
Concord vice president Nick Phillips, who produced the reissue series, said Misterioso was "an all-time classic live Thelonious Monk record" and "an indelible snapshot of Monk live in the late '50s. All songs were composed by Thelonious Monk, except where noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nutty - Thelonious Monk Quartet* - Misterioso to be confused with Monk's album Misterioso Recorded on Tour.
Thelonious Monk Quartet. Monk resumed his piano playing after Griffin's fast-to-moderate saxophone solo during "In Walked Bud", a piece dedicated to Bud Powell. I've recently learned [that Johnny Griffin solo on 'In Walked Bud'] is more legendary than I'd dreamed—there are jazz musicians who've committed it to memory, I'm told. Jazz portal. December 1, New York. March 19, Down Beat. Original Jazz Classics Collector's Guide. Fantasy, Inc. Greenwood Publishing Group. All About Jazz.
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