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Impex Records / Columbia

The Thelonious Monk Quartet ‎– Monk's Dream

$70.00

Impex Records / Columbia

The Thelonious Monk Quartet ‎– Monk's Dream

$70.00

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 "Some speculate that the switch from tubed to solid-state electronics occurred when Columbia's label went from black "360 Sound" to white "360 Sound" but that's just speculation. In any case, the original pressing has a warmer backdrop and a more expressive reverberant field, but at the expense of transient clarity and overall immediacy.

One could make an equally good case for either the original's or the reissue's superiority and that's about where great reissues should reside. Attempting to duplicate the original shouldn't necessarily be the goal in my opinion. Here the transparency, immediacy and transient clarity surpass that of the original and without losing any of the original's more attractive qualities. The reissue is surely lower in distortion on the dynamic peaks and the blacker backgrounds heighten the instrumental relief. On the other hand, the original has more space around the instruments, especially the drum kit and Ore's bass is more prominent.

A great reissue and very highly recommended unless you're "Monked out," though is that really possible? If you have no Monk albums, this would be a good place to start." - Analog Planet

Label: Impex Records ‎– IMP6014, Sony Music Commercial Music Group ‎– 88697944351,Columbia ‎– CS 8765

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress, Stereo 

Country: US

Released: 2017

Genre: Jazz

Style: Hard Bop