Monk (also re-released as Wee See and The Golden Monk) is an album by jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk recorded for the Prestige label and performed by Monk with two quintets, one featuring Julius Watkins, Sonny Rollins, Percy Heath, and Willie Jones and one featuring Ray Copeland, Frank Foster, Curly Russell, and Art Blakey.
Taken chronologically, "Let's Call This" and both versions of "Think of One" were documented on November 13, 1953, with Monk (piano), Sonny Rollins (tenor sax), Julius Watkins (French horn), Percy Heath (bass), and Willie Jones (drums). The other four cuts come from a confab involving Monk, Frank Foster (tenor sax), Ray Copeland (trumpet), Curly Russell (bass), and Art Blakey (drums) circa May 11, 1954
A1 Let's Call This A2 Think Of One B Friday The Thirteenth. Bass – Percy Heath Drums – Willie Jones French Horn – Julius Watkins Piano – Thelonious Monk Tenor Saxophone – Sonny Rollins. Prestige – PrLP 166 (US). Released in France same year as "Thelonious Monk Quintet Vol. I"(Barclay – 84 011 STANDARD). Thanks to snobb for the addition.
The final Thelonious Monk Prestige 10 was Thelonious Monk And Sonny Rollins.
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