The Complete Prestige 10" Collection (5-10" LP Box Set)
The Complete Prestige 10" Collection (5-10" LP Box Set)
The Complete Prestige 10" Collection (5-10" LP Box Set)
The Complete Prestige 10" Collection (5-10" LP Box Set)

The Complete Prestige 10" Collection (5-10" LP Box Set)

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Celebrating Thelonious Monk on the centennial of his birth, this limited-edition, 5-LP vinyl box set features all of the 10” LPs which the innovative pianist recorded for Prestige Records, between 1952-54. Each album has been faithfully reproduced on 10-inch vinyl, with the original cover artwork and session notes. Rounding out the box set will be a booklet with new liner notes by Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original.

Disc 1:
Thelonious Monk Trio: Thelonious Recorded at
Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, NJ;
October 15, 1952 (A1 to A4)
December 18, 1952 (B1 to B4)

A1. Little Rootie Tootie
A2. Sweet And Lovely
A3. Bye-Ya
A4. Monk's Dream
B1. Trinkle, Tinkle
B2. These Foolish Things
B3. Bemsha Swing
B4. Reflections

Personnel: Thelonious Monk – piano Gary Mapp – bass Art Blakey – drums (A1 through A4) Max Roach – drums (B1 through B4)

Disc 2:
Thelonious Monk Quintet Blows For LP
Featuring Sonny Rollins
Recorded at WOR Studios,
New York City; November 13, 1953

A1. Let's Call This
A2. Think Of
B1. Friday The Thirteenth

Personnel: Thelonious Monk – piano Sonny Rollins - tenor saxophone Julius Watkins – French horn Percy Heath – bass Willie Jones – drums

Disc 3: Thelonious Monk Quintet Recorded at Van Gelder Studio,
Hackensack, NJ;
May 11, 1954

A1. We See
A2. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
B1. Locomotive
B2. Hackensack

Personnel: Thelonious Monk – piano Ray Copeland – trumpet Frank Foster – tenor saxophone Curly Russell – bass Art Blakey – drums

Disc 4: Thelonious Monk Plays
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio,
Hackensack, NJ;
September 22, 1954

A1. Work
A2. Nutty
B1. Blue Monk
B2. Just A Gigolo

Personnel:
Thelonious Monk – piano Percy Heath – bass Art Blakey – drums

Disc 5:
Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey;
October 25, 1954

A1. The Way You Look Tonight
A2. I Want To Be Happy
B1. More Than You Know

Personnel:
Thelonious Monk – Piano
Sonny Rollins – Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Potter – Bass
Art Taylor – Drums