The Thelonious Monk Quartet : Monk In Tokyo
The Thelonious Monk Quartet : Monk In Tokyo
When this double album appeared on the shelves in the jazz section in the 1970s, the 'Monk' had all but disappeared from the scene. Concerts? Far from it! Something new from the studio? No way! All attempts by various managers, festival organisers and club owners to entice Monk away from the tv set in his living room to perform old or new works on the world’s stages fell on deaf ears.
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Sale! The Velvet Underground – VU
The Velvet Underground – VU
  Ten tracks were chosen for release and mixing commenced at Media Sound Studios. It soon became apparent that the vitality of the band captured on tape, coupled with today's technical capabilities, was to produce dynamic results.
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Sale! The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
If the Velvet Underground's debut record was a shot at the conventions of rock music, White Light/White Heat, released on Verve later that same year (1967), was a full on nuclear blast. Relative to this record, The Velvet Underground & Nico was a gentle slab of folk-rock. From the amphetamine-fueled, and inspired, opening of the title track to the 17 minute assault that is "Sister Ray" White Light/White Heat hardly lets up for a second, with the haunting "Here She Comes Now" being the album's only mellowing moment. One of the most difficult, challenging and ultimately beautiful pop records of all time, considered by many to be the Velvets greatest record.
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The Wes Montgomery Trio
The Wes Montgomery Trio
Montgomery is, to put it bluntly, a jazz guitarist unlike any other you have ever heard. Self-taught, playing without a pick, he apparently just never knew that it isn't possible to octaves and block chords on this instrument - and therefore he does play them, in some of the most astonishing solos imaginable. And in this guitar-organ-drums trio he has developed a rich and strikingly distinctive sound that is sure to make a great many people listen hard, and listen often.  
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Sale! The Who : Quadrophenia
The Who : Quadrophenia
Quadrophenia is the sixth studio album by the English rock band The Who, released on 26 October 1973 by Track Records. It is a double album and the group's second rock opera. The story follows a young mod named Jimmy and his search for self-worth and importance, set in London and Brighton in 1965. It is the only Who album to be entirely composed by Pete Townshend.
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Sale! The Who : Sell Out
The Who : Sell Out
Townshend originally planned this as a concept album of sorts that would simultaneously mock and pay tribute to pirate radio stations. Includes Psychedelic Poster
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Thelonious Monk – Something in Blue
Thelonious Monk – Something in Blue
Art Tatum's famous saying, "There's no such thing as a wrong note, it all depends on how you resolve it." With Monk, there's no such thing as a wrong rhythm, provided you can have fun fooling the listeners. It just goes to show that, excellent though Art Blakey is on this album, ultimately Monk is his own Blakey, just as he is probably his own most intelligent critic.  
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Thelonious Monk – The Monk Quartet with John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall
Thelonious Monk – The Monk Quartet with John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall
Jazz has had its share of archival discoveries, not the least of which were Dean Benedetti's recordings of Charlie Parker. But the discovery of more music from the Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane is made all the more extraordinary because so few knew it existed and the only official recordings by this band were made in its first weeks of existence. Now, a forgotten November 1957 Carnegie Hall concert taped by Voice of America radio has been discovered by the Library of Congress with two appearances by the quartet.
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Sale! Thelonious Monk – The Unique Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk – The Unique Thelonious Monk
This is Monk in top form: swinging, lyrical, provocative, well able to stand the test of time. Thus it seemed appropriate to us to celebrate the "new" status of Monk by offering this lastingly valuable and enjoyable LP for the particular attention of the very large and still growing group of more recent Thelonious Monk enthusiasts.
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Sale! Thelonious Monk – Thelonious Alone in San Francisco
Thelonious Monk – Thelonious Alone in San Francisco
This is an album created, you might say, by stripping things down to the essentials; a bare hall, recording equipment, and one highly talented musician. When that Musician is THELONIOUS MONK, it should not be at all surprising that the result is as intriguing and challenging a program as you could hope to get from any jazz combination of any size.
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Sale! Thelonious Monk – Thelonious Alone in San Francisco
Thelonious Monk – Thelonious Alone in San Francisco
The varied catalog of memorable Riverside albums by Thelonious Monk includes two solo-piano efforts. Producer Orrin Keepnews remembers them as equally successful but strikingly different projects. The 1957 Thelonious Himself was recorded in New York on three separate nights and involved much creative ferment and many re-takes. This album was accomplished with remarkable ease in Northern California two years later, in two brief sessions on consecutive afternoons (one preceded by lunch at a family-style Italian restaurant), with only one of the ten selections (a totally unfamiliar old pop tune arbitrarily chosen at the last moment) requiring more than one take.  
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