Friday, April 18, 2008

Thelonious Monk:
These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
Trinkle Tinkle
Sweet And Lovely

vinyl rip, from Monk's Moods [Prestige 7159]

This is a record that my mom had the good sense to buy, circa 1960. The piano is maybe not 100% in tune on These Foolish Things, but Thelonious exploits this for his own ends. Once again modern man triumphs over the limits of technology.

These Foolish Things and Trinkle Tinkle recorded December 18, 1952, with Max Roach on drums and Gary Mapp on bass.

Sweet And Lovely recorded October 15, 1952, with Art Blakey on drums and Gary Mapp on bass.

"These Foolish Things" was written in 1936 by Harry Link, Holt Marvell, and Jack Strachey, for the London revue "Spread It Around".

"Sweet And Lovely" was written in 1931 by Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias, and Jules Lemare.


Anonymous said...

thank you!

Emmett said...

Thank you for the comment, Anon! I appreciate it.

Greg Condon said...

love this!