Underground is a 1968 album by American jazz musician Thelonious Monk. It features Monk on piano, Larry Gales on bass, Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, and Ben Riley on drums. The album is widely known for its provocative cover image, which depicts Monk as a fictitious French Resistance fighter in the Second World War. It contains a number of new Monk compositions, some of which appear in recorded form only on this album.
Certainly the Grammy-winning cover art - which depicts Monk as a World War II French revolutionary toting an automatic weapon - gave the establishment more than the brilliant swinging sounds in the grooves to consider. Underground became Monk's penultimate studio album, as well as the final release to feature the '60s quartet: Charlie Rouse (tenor sax), Ben Riley (drums), and Larry Gales (bass) behind Monk (piano). One of the motifs running throughout Monk's recording career is the revisitation of titles from his voluminous back catalog.
A driving self-titled "Thelonious" opens the album in three piece. The trio breathes new life into this early Monk composition, giving the album a bouncy boppy start. The pared down arrangement allows Monk's singular piano playing to take the spotlight. If jazz had hit singles, this one would have conquered the charts. Underground" was released on Columbia Records in 1968 and stands as Thelonious' last great recording. In fact if I'm not mistaken this was one of his last recordings before his retirement. His last tour was in 1971, so this record has to be one of the last.
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On Thelonious Monk’s Underground, a project with photographers Steve Horn and Norman Griner, the title of the album came from a current jazz movement, which I twisted into a version of the French anti-Nazi underground of World War II. An entire set was built and the scene was full of costumed extras. There was no problem with budgets in those days. I won a Grammy for that cover, by the way. LJC thinks: The rise and rise of art direction : big budget concept cover art, detached from the musical content. Monk has his eyes fixed on the photographer, rabbit in the headlights, giving away the.
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Performer:Thelonious Monk Genre: Jazz Title: Underground Released: 2014 Style: Bop MP3 version ZIP size: 1859 mb FLAC version RAR size: 1775 mb Rating: 4.3 Votes: 873 Other Formats: MMF VQF AHX AAC FLAC RA DXD