Thelonious Monk - It's Monk Time

With its three compositions by Thelonious Monk ("Stuffy Turkey," "Brake's Sake," "Shuffle Boil"), one might call this LP from 1964 “3 Standards and 3 Monks.” The 'High Priest' of bebop had reached a further pinnacle in his career and performed with his fantastic, skillful and well-rehearsed quartet at numerous festivals and concerts. As if in a dream, the musicians penetrate the apparently simple yet rhythmically complicated themes, interrupted again and again by Monk’s solo escapades on the piano.