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Carmen McRae - Carmen Sings Monk mp3 album

  • Performer: Carmen McRae
  • Title: Carmen Sings Monk
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Country: US
  • Formats: ASF AC3 MMF MP2 VOC MIDI AAC
  • MP3 album: 1404 mb
  • FLAC album: 1789 mb
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 371
Carmen McRae - Carmen Sings Monk mp3 album

Carmen McRae, a good friend of Thelonious Monk, sang 13 of his songs (two of which are also heard in different live versions) on this memorable project. Half of the lyrics are by Jon Hendricks, while the remainder were written by Abbey Lincoln ("Blue Monk"), Bernie Hanighen, Sally Swisher, or Mike Ferro. On all but the two concert performances, McRae is assisted by tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan, pianist Eric Gunnison, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Al Foster; Mraz's solos are particularly impressive, although everyone is in sensitive form.

This album has an average beat per minute of 110 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 78/181 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Carmen Sings Monk. BPM Profile Carmen Sings Monk. Album starts at BPM, ends at BPM (+0), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Carmen McRae. The 1964 Orchestra Recordings.

Album · 1988 · 18 Songs. 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Carmen McRae. The Great American Songbook.

Other titles in the series’ first offering include Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney (Fancy Meeting You Here), Coleman Hawkins (The Hawk in Hi-Fi), Charles Mingus (Tijuana Moods) and Gil Scott-Heron (Free Will). Each release features enhanced sound quality, detailed liner notes, archival photographs and in most cases, special bonus/unreleased tracks. Of course, Carmen McRae’s unique phrasing and subtle humour is perfectly suited to the lyrics, making this one of the finest recordings of her distinguished career. On the studio tracks McRae receives marvelous support from Clifford Jordan (tenor), Eric Gunnison (piano), George Mraz (bass) and Al Foster (drums); while former Monk tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse and pianist Larry Willis perform on the live cuts.

Listen to Monk, 03:01. Man, That Was a Dream, 03:25.

I've had this album for a number of years and I must say that Carmen McRae brings Monk into a new light. Her lyrics are as unforgettable as Thelonius Monk's tunes are. It's hard to imagine that could ever be true, but it is. I've always thought that if Monk were alive, he would have felt very honored to have had Carmen McRae lend her interpretations to his music in exactly the way that she has on this album. 10 people found this helpful.

The same goes for McRae, who burnishes and reshapes these great tunes subtly enough to let you know how deeply she's thought about them. Although pianist Eric Gunnison gets through way too many notes, the Al Foster-George Mraz rhythm section adds more than most of those the master gigged with, and longtime Monk saxophonist Charlie Rouse is so intimate with the material that there are times when he tops the headliner even though he never tries to upstage her.

Carmen Mcrae 01-01-1988. Toplam süre:1 h 19 min. 01. Get It Straight (Remastered 2001). Besteciler: Thelonious Monk. 02. Dear Ruby (Remastered). 03. It's Over Now (Remastered 2001). 04. Monkery's The Blues (Remastered 2001).

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Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Get It Straight (Straight, No Chaser) (Live)
Lyrics By – Sally Swisher
3:55
2 Dear Ruby (Ruby, My Dear)
Lyrics By – Sally Swisher
5:55
3 It's Over Now (Well, You Needn't)
Lyrics By – Mike Ferro
5:24
4 Monkery's The Blues (Blue Monk)
Lyrics By – Abbey Lincoln
4:51
5 You Know Who (I Mean You)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
3:26
6 Little Butterfly (Pannonica)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
5:12
7 Listen To Monk (Rhythm-A-Ning)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
3:03
8 How I Wish (Ask Me Now)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
4:52
9 Man, That Was A Dream (Monk's Dream)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
2:51
10 'Round Midnight
Lyrics By – Bernie Hanighen
6:27
11 Still We Dream (Ugly Beauty)
Lyrics By – Mike Ferro
3:23
12 Suddenly (In Walked Bud) (Live)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
3:36
13 Looking Back (Reflections)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
5:31
14 Suddenly (In Walked Bud)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
3:08
15 Get It Straight (Straight, No Chaser)
Lyrics By – Sally Swisher
3:28

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – BMG
  • Manufactured By – BMG
  • Distributed By – BMG
  • Recorded At – Clinton Recording Studio

Credits

  • Acoustic Bass – George Mraz
  • Art Direction – Pietro Alfieri, Ria Lewerke
  • Composed By – Thelonious Monk
  • Drums – Al Foster
  • Engineer – Ed Rack (tracks: 2-11,13-15), Ed Rak (tracks: 2-11,13-15), Leslie Ann Jones (tracks: 1,12)
  • Executive-Producer – Tom Bradshaw
  • Mastered By – Michael O. Drexler*
  • Piano – Eric Gunnison (tracks: 2-11,13-15), Larry Willis (tracks: 1,12)
  • Producer – Larry Clothier
  • Producer [Series] – Steve Backer
  • Reissue Producer – Ben Young
  • Soprano Saxophone – Clifford Jordan (tracks: 13)
  • Tenor Saxophone – Charlie Rouse (tracks: 1,12), Clifford Jordan (tracks: 2-11,14-15)
  • Vocals – Carmen McRae

Notes

Recorded in San Francisco and New York, 1988.

Tracks 1 and 12 recorded live at the Great American Music Hall, SF on Jan. 30 and Feb. 1, 1988
Tracks 13-15 recorded at Clinton Recording Studio, NYC on April 12 and April 13, 1988

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 078635308655

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
3086-2-N Carmen McRae Carmen Sings Monk ‎(CD, Album) Novus 3086-2-N US 1990
3086-1-n Carmen McRae Carmen Sings Monk ‎(LP) Novus 3086-1-n US 1990
PD83086 Carmen McRae Carmen Sings Monk ‎(CD, Album) Novus PD83086 UK & Europe 1990
BVCJ-37046 Carmen McRae Carmen Sings Monk ‎(CD, Album) Novus BVCJ-37046 Japan 1999
PL83086 Carmen McRae Carmen Sings Monk ‎(LP, Album) Novus PL83086 Germany 1990

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Get It Straight (Straight, No Chaser) (Live)
Lyrics By – Sally Swisher
3:55
A2 Dear Ruby (Ruby, My Dear)
Lyrics By – Sally Swisher
5:55
A3 It's Over Now (Well, You Needn't)
Lyrics By – Mike Ferro
5:24
A4 Monkery's The Blues (Blue Monk)
Lyrics By – Abbey Lincoln
4:51
A5 You Know Who (I Mean You)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
3:26
A6 Little Butterfly (Pannonica)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
5:12
B1 Listen To Monk (Rhythm-A-Ning)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
3:03
B2 How I Wish (Ask Me Now)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
4:52
B3 Man, That Was A Dream (Monk's Dream)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
2:51
B4 'Round Midnight
Lyrics By – Bernie Hanighen
6:27
B5 Still We Dream (Ugly Beauty)
Lyrics By – Mike Ferro
3:23
B6 Suddenly (In Walked Bud) (Live)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
3:36
B7 Looking Back (Reflections)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
5:31

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – BMG
  • Manufactured By – BMG
  • Distributed By – BMG
  • Recorded At – Clinton Recording Studio

Credits

  • Acoustic Bass – George Mraz
  • Art Direction – Pietro Alfieri, Ria Lewerke
  • Composed By – Thelonious Monk
  • Drums – Al Foster
  • Engineer – Ed Rack, Ed Rak, Leslie Ann Jones
  • Executive-Producer – Tom Bradshaw
  • Mastered By – Michael O. Drexler*
  • Piano – Eric Gunnison, Larry Willis
  • Producer – Larry Clothier
  • Producer [Series] – Steve Backer
  • Reissue Producer – Ben Young
  • Soprano Saxophone – Clifford Jordan
  • Tenor Saxophone – Charlie Rouse, Clifford Jordan
  • Vocals – Carmen McRae

Notes

Recorded in San Francisco and New York, 1988.

Tracks A1 and B6 recorded live at the Great American Music Hall, SF on Jan. 30 and Feb. 1, 1988
Tracks 13-15 recorded at Clinton Recording Studio, NYC on April 12 and April 13, 1988

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0035628308610

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
3086-2-N Carmen McRae Carmen Sings Monk ‎(CD, Album) Novus 3086-2-N US 1990
3086-1-n Carmen McRae Carmen Sings Monk ‎(LP) Novus 3086-1-n US 1990
PD83086 Carmen McRae Carmen Sings Monk ‎(CD, Album) Novus PD83086 UK & Europe 1990
BVCJ-37046 Carmen McRae Carmen Sings Monk ‎(CD, Album) Novus BVCJ-37046 Japan 1999
07863530865 Carmen McRae Carmen Sings Monk ‎(DCC, Album) Novus 07863530865 Netherlands Unknown




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