Misterioso is a 1958 live album by American jazz ensemble the Thelonious Monk Quartet. By the time of its recording, pianist and bandleader Thelonious Monk had overcome an extended period of career difficulties and achieved stardom with his residency at New York's Five Spot Café, beginning in 1957. He returned there the following year for a second stint with his quartet, featuring drummer Roy Haynes, bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik, and tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin.
Thelonious Monk Quartet. Misterioso (LP, Album, Mono). Thelonious Monk Quartet. Misterioso (LP, Album, Blu). Thelonius Monk Quartet Misterioso, 1958 47:21. Art cover by speerpik.
Tracklist: 1. Nutty, 2. Blues Five Spot, 3. Let’s Cool One, 4. In Walked Bud, 5. Just A Gigolo, 6. Misterioso. More albums from The Thelonious Monk Quartet: Live At Monterey Jazz Festival, 1963 Volume 1 · 2 by The Thelonious Monk Quartet. Thelonious Monk In Europe Vol. 2 by The Thelonious Monk Quartet. Live In Paris Part 1 by The Thelonious Monk Quartet. At The Blackhawk by The Thelonious Monk Quartet. Better Questions by The Thelonious Monk Quartet. Paris Jazz Concert Olympia: 7 March 1965 Recorded Live By Europe1 Volume 2 by The Thelonious Monk Quartet. Live In Stockholm 1961 by The Thelonious Monk Quartet. Monk’s Dream by The Thelonious Monk Quartet. View all albums .
This is the second long-player to be taken from the same August 1958 Five Spot recordings that had yielded the similarly brilliant Thelonious in Action! The quartet heard on these sets includes Monk (piano), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Roy Haynes (drums), and Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass). Their overwhelming and instinctual capacities directly contribute to the powerful swingin' and cohesive sound they could continually reinvent. While these are Monk's tunes, arrangements, and band, it is Griffin who consistently liberates the performances.
Thelonious Monk Quartet - Misterioso, JAPAN MINI LP CD (2006) NEW +2 tracks. This Thelonious Monk Live album is one of the great live albums in Modern Jazz history, and Saxophonist Johnny Griffin blows the roof of the 5 Spot, all of these recording from the 5 Spot with Griffin are in my opinion, Griffins crowning achievement. you really are brought into the 5 spot, I can almost envision myself sitting there, Though I would have been there for the music, not necessarily just for a night on the town.