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Brilliant Corners - Thelonious Monk

Orrin Keepnews, Producer. Chapter 13 features the 1956 Riverside recording by Thelonious Monk, "Brilliant Corners," with Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Clark Terry and Oscar Pettiford. One of the most respected of all jazz producers, Orrin Keepnews's long and productive career has included working with such artists as Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Cannonball Adderley and Thelonious Monk, as well as founding influential jazz labels Riverside and Milestone. Brilliant Corners is a 1957 album byThelonious Monk. It was his third album for the Riverside label and the first, for this label, to include his own compositions. The complex title track required over a dozen takes in the studio, and is considered one of his most difficult compositions. In 2003, it was one of fifty recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. Because of its historical significance the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.[2] The track Pannonica is named for Pannonica de Koenigswarter, a close friend of Monk's.
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