Label: Riverside Records - 0888072301283 • Series: Keepnews Collection • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered • Country: Europe • Genre: Jazz • Style: Bop, Swing, Cool Jazz
The album contains Monk's versions of songs by Duke Ellington. Although Monk occasionally performed covers, he primarily played his own compositions. He had recorded several albums of originals during for his Black And Tan Fantasy - Thelonious Monk - Plays Duke Ellington label, Prestige.
But there was a perception, particularly among music critics, that Monk's music was "too difficult"  for the mainstream public, and his Prestige albums sold poorly. Sean Murphy of PopMatters called it "an outstanding album" when it was Батя - Александр Маршал - Настроение Шансон in He called it an "overlooked gem in the Monk discography, sandwiched as it is between his earlier 'genius of modern music' stage and the mid '50s through mid '60s, when he made his most enduring work.
By contrast, David Rickert of All About Jazz found the album "fairly tame" and lagging with "an ambling pace". Although he viewed it as "a worthy addition to any serious Monk collection", Rickert wrote that it lacked Monk's more "abrasive" sound and "obscures what makes Monk so captivating in the first place. Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts called the album "a masterpiece in jazz" and cited it as a template for his album Alone with Three Giants.
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