Brilliant Corners (studio album) by Thelonious Monk
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The piano playing on this release is simply phenomenal and Monk commands this album right from the opening track. There is a lot of high quality content for us to dive into on here which starts right from the off with the best track on the album which is Brilliant Corners. The complexity of the song and the genius performances we are treated to are exceptional. What a way to start an album and it sets an example for the rest of the cuts to follow. No song manages to top it but a few come close. One of my favourites is the softer track Pannonica, I find myself getting drawn back to hear this over and over again. The percussion goes under rated as well and dominates songs like the closing track and elevates it to another level. Overall, a recording full of outstanding musical prowess with Monk firmly at the helm as he guides on an experience of jazz greatness.
Beautiful jazz compositions.
Definitely less "experimental" and more approachable than other Monk, the melodies are really divine.
Sem medo de ousar e assustando ouvintes Thelonious brilha como nunca!
Aside from the title track, which on it's own is a pretty good recording, the record as a whole doesn't really speak to me. It might require another listen, but for now, it's simply a decent album.
My favorite Monk; full of his melodic and harmonic inventiveness, yet highly listenable throughout the program.
Probably Thelonious Monk's greatest album. Superb music and excellent performances, brilliant corners, is as good as it's title suggests.
Brilliant is the perfect title for this record.
The core melodies of each song are great, but the solos go a little too much off track, in my opinion, to the point where you just want the solo to stop so the main melody can play again. That being said, it was still a fun listen and Monk is definitely a very talented musician.
A cornerstone record in any jazz collection.
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