Thelonious Alone in San Francisco

Thelonious Alone in San Francisco is jazz pianist Thelonious Monk's third solo album, released in 1959. (Piano Solo, aka Solo 1954, recorded in Paris,[3] and Thelonious Himself (1957), were Monk's previous forays into this form.)

Thelonious Alone in San Francisco
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Live album by
Released1959
RecordedOctober 21 and 22, 1959 at Fugazi Hall, San Francisco, CA
GenreJazz
Length40:25
LabelRiverside
ProducerOrrin Keepnews
Thelonious Monk chronology
5 by Monk by 5
(1959)
Thelonious Alone in San Francisco
(1959)
Thelonious Monk at the Blackhawk
(1960)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[2]

It was recorded in Fugazi Hall, San Francisco, California on October 21 and 22, 1959, but without an audience present.

"Bluehawk" and "Round Lights" were improved blues which appeared only in these recorded versions. The other Monk compositions had apppeared in prior recordings.

Track listingEdit

All songs by Thelonious Monk unless otherwise noted

Side One

  1. "Blue Monk" - 3:44
  2. "Ruby, My Dear" - 3:56
  3. "Round Lights" - 3:34
  4. "Everything Happens to Me" (Adair, Dennis) - 5:37
  5. "You Took the Words Right Out of My Heart" (Rainger, Robin) - 4:01

Side Two

  1. "Bluehawk" - 3:37
  2. "Pannonica" - 3:51
  3. "Remember" (Irving Berlin) - 2:41
  4. "There's Danger in Your Eyes, Cherie" (Meskill, Richman, Wendling) - 4:18
  5. "Reflections"- 5:06

PersonnelEdit

  • Thelonious Monk – piano

Reice Hamel (Recording Engineer)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Thelonious Alone in San Francisco at AllMusic
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 145. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Thelonious Alone in San Francisco at AllMusic