A Thelonious Monk centennial tribute album is on its way out, with music from a Les liaisons dangereuses – a French Film by Robert Vadim.
The music was recorded in 1959, and has not been available outside of the film – which is no longer being sold.
According to WBGO, “It’s a soundtrack, but it’s also a studio album,” said Zev Feldman , who co-produced this new release. “Because of the quality of the material … I even think of it in some ways as a studio album first. This is Monk in his prime, in a really important era, and it’s apparent that he was still evolving.”
Thelonious Monk: Les liaisons dangereuses 1960 will be available on Record Store Day as a 2-LP set, April 22, and the two-disc version out on May 19.
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