Thelonious Monk Fake Book. (E-flat Edition). By Thelonious Monk. Artist Books. Softcover. 96 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.672497).
ISBN 0634039210. 9x12 inches.
The music of Thelonious Monk is among the most requested of any jazz composer, but accurate lead sheets and sources have never been widely available – until now. This folio has 70 of the master composer/pianist's most familiar pieces, as well as a number of obscure and unrecorded tunes, in easy-to-read versions. Includes counterlines and ensemble parts for many pieces, as well as bass-lines and piano voicings where applicable. Also includes a biography, a glossary, and a definitive discography of the compositions in the book. Titles include: Ask Me Now • Bemsha Swing • Blue Monk • Blue Sphere • Boo Boo's Birthday • Bright Mississippi • Brilliant Corners • Bye-Ya • Crepuscule With Nellie • Criss Cross • 52nd Street Theme • Functional • Gallop's Gallop • Hackensack • I Mean You • In Walked Bud • Jackie-ing • Let's Cool One • Little Rootie Tootie • Misterioso • Monk's Mood • Nutty • Off Minor • Pannonica • Played Twice • Rhythm-a-ning • 'Round Midnight • Ruby, My Dear • Straight No Chaser • Thelonious • Well You Needn't • and 39 more.
August 25, 2007
The Best Monk Book Yet
One could question and quibble about some of the choices of recordings for which particular compositions in this book are based, but not too much about the results. Though of the results, I would've preferred if they'd been more like the treatment given to Monk compositions in The New Real...
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