Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington (1956)

Riverside Records
  • 1. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  • 2. Sophisticated Lady
  • 3. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
  • 4. Black And Tan Fantasy
  • 5. Mood Indigo
  • 6. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
  • 7. Solitude
  • 8. Caravan

This album is a masterpiece of charm and daring, ringing
tonal joy and hard-dancing rhythmic flight. It has withstood the test
of time for over 50 years, and continues to call fresh audiences to
witness. It was the debut of one of the most versatile record labels
in all of Jazz, Riverside Records' resounding gauntlet to the world
on the power, precision, and passion of this African American-rooted
world forum.