Thelonious Monk Quartet – Misterioso (Full Album)

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Misterioso is a 1958 live album by American jazz ensemble the Thelonious Monk Quartet. By the time of its recording, pianist and bandleader Thelonious Monk had overcome an extended period of career difficulties, including the loss of his cabaret card. After a six-month residency at the New York City’s Five Spot Café in 1957, he returned the following year for a second stint with his quartet, featuring drummer Roy Haynes, bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik, and tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin (Wikipedia,

Track listing:
All songs were composed by Thelonious Monk, except where noted.

Side one
1. “Nutty” 5:22
2. “Blues Five Spot” 8:11
3. “Let’s Cool One” 9:16

Side two
1. “In Walked Bud” 11:20
2. “Just a Gigolo” (Irving Caesar and Leonello Casucci) 2:07
3. “Misterioso” 10:52

Ahmed Abdul-Malik – bass
Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
Roy Haynes – drums
Thelonious Monk – piano


Released: 1958
Recorded: August 7, 1958
Venue Five Spot Café in New York City
Length: 47:08
Label: Riverside
Producer: Orrin Keepnews