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Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 2 [1989 Bonus Tracks] ()


The second volume in this two-disc series displays Thelonious Monk coming into his own fully as a leader. The program consists almost entirely of original compositions, and in fact it opens with two of his most difficult: "Four in One" (with its conventional bop intro that leads into a bizarre, repeated five-against-two quintuplet sequence) and the forbiddingly abstract "Criss Cross." Get through those and you'll eventually be rewarded with the relatively straightforward, blues-based "Straight No Chaser" and the sweet ...

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  1. Four in One
  2. Four in One
  3. Criss Cross
  4. Criss Cross
  5. Eronel
  6. Straight, No Chaser
  7. Ask Me Now
  8. Ask Me Now
  9. Willow Weep For Me
  10. Skippy
  11. Skippy
  12. Hornin' In
  13. Hornin' In
  14. Sixteen
  15. Sixteen
  16. Carolina Moon
  17. Let's Cool One
  18. I'll Follow You
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Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 2 [1989 Bonus Tracks]
1989, Blue Note

UPC: 077778151128


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