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Album focus - Brilliant Corners

Donald Macleod and Brian Priestley discuss Thelonious Monk's classic album Brilliant Corners. Released in 1956, it soon secured a place as one of Monk's finest achievements.

Donald Macleod and guest Brian Priestley continue their celebration of the centenary of jazz legend Thelonious Monk. Today, the focus is on one seminal Monk album from 1956: Brilliant Corners.

Honeysuckle Rose (Fats Waller/Andy Razaf)
Thelonious Monk, piano
Oscar Pettiford, bass
Art Blakey, drums

Brilliant Corners
Thelonious Monk, piano
Ernie Henry, alto sax
Sonny Rollins, tenor sax
Oscar Pettiford, bass
Max Roach, drums

Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are
Thelonious Monk, piano
Ernie Henry, alto sax
Sonny Rollins, tenor sax
Oscar Pettiford, bass
Max Roach, drums

Pannonica
Thelonious Monk, piano/celeste
Ernie Henry, alto sax
Sonny Rollins, tenor sax
Oscar Pettiford, bass
Max Roach, drums

I Surrender, Dear (Harry Barris)
Thelonious Monk, piano

Bemsha Swing (Thelonious Monk/Denzil Best)
Thelonious Monk, piano
Sonny Rollins, tenor sax
Clark Terry, trumpet
Paul Chambers, bass
Max Roach, timpani

Producer: Lyndon Jones.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Thelonious Monk & Art Blakey

    Honeysuckle Rose

    • The Unique Thelonious Monk.
    • Riverside.
    • 3.
  • Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins & Max Roach

    Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are

    • Brilliant Corners.
    • Riverside.
    • 2.
  • Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins & Max Roach

    Brilliant Corners

    • Brilliant Corners.
    • Original Jazz Classics.
    • 1.
  • Thelonious Monk

    I Surrender, Dear

    • Brilliant Corners.
    • Original Jazz Classics.
    • 5.
  • Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry & Max Roach

    Bemsha Swing

    • Brilliant Corners.
    • Riverside.
    • 5.

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