Thelonious Monk With Sonny Rollins Ernie Henry And Clark Terry Brilliant Corners
Recording Date December 17, - December 23, Track Listing. Brilliant Corners. Thelonious Monk. I Surrender, Dear. Bemsha Swing. Brilliant Corners Thelonious Monk. Spotify Amazon. Pannonica Thelonious Monk. The complex title track required over a dozen takes in the studio. Thelonious Monk With Sonny Rollins Ernie Henry And Clark Terry Brilliant Corners album was recorded in three sessions in late with two different quintets.
The former composition was titled as a phonetic rendering of Monk's exaggerated pronunciation of "Blue Bolivar Blues", which referred to the Bolivar Hotel where Pannonica de Koenigswarter resided; Monk had met her during his first trip to Europe in On October 15, Monk attempted to record the title track with the same band during a four-hour session.
The complexity of the title track became a challenge for Monk's sidemen, who attempted twenty-five takes, and led to tension between him and Henry, who nearly broke down mentally, and Pettiford, who exchanged harsh words with Monk during the session. Monk tried to make it easier on Henry by not playing during his alto solo. The title track has an unconventional song structure that deviates from both standard song form and blues structures, as well as from Monk's African-American music roots.
Its ternary form employs an eight-bar A section, followed by a seven-bar B section, and a modified seven-bar A section, and features a double-time theme in each second chorus and complex rhythmic accents. According to Down Beat magazine, Brilliant Corners was the most critically acclaimed album of Separate Minds We Need Somebody links below for more details on Nica's involvement with jazz.
It has become almost a right of passage for modern jazz musicians, having been also played by John Coltrane in the 60's and recorded on "The Avant-Garde".
Here it gives full rein to Thelonious Monk's unique approach to piano. Max Roach adds timpani to his percussion. Soft Machine Love Makes Sweet Music Rollins is once more fully engaged. Discography Compositions. Max Roach. Hidden categories: Use mdy dates from October Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats.
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