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The High Priest
Hard Bop
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This album was formerly cataloged as PRESTIGE 7159. Other Versions (5 of 50) View All. Cat.

There is no subpar or even slightly uninspired material on The High Priest. However, present are an infinite amount of undiscovered facets on older pieces and compositions. Reflections," for instance, is presented here in a significantly compact - yet no less intense - form.

Redirected from The High Priest (album)). Thelonious Monk Trio is an album by American jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk.

Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer considered one of the giants of American music. Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Epistrophy", "'Round Midnight". ore . Year: 1967. The High Priest Album.

Thelonious (aka Thelonious Monk Trio aka Monk's Moods aka The High Priest) is a bop music album recording by THELONIOUS MONK released in 1953 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. Reissued with two bonus tracks in 1956 as "Thelonious Monk Trio"(Prestige ‎– LP 7027), in 1959 as "Monk's Moods"(Prestige ‎– PRLP 7159),in 1968 as "The High Priest"(Prestige ‎– PR 7508). Thanks to EntertheLemming for the addition and snobb for the updates.

No 28: The high priest of improv's 1956 album Brilliant Corners is a remarkable insight into his wayward musical mind. The New Yorker critic Whitney Balliett once described Thelonious Monk's idiosyncratic timing and unexpected resolutions as feeling like "missing the bottom step in the dark". His pauses could be so prolonged, you'd wonder if he'd left the studio. John Coltrane observed that playing Monk's music could be so rhythmically and harmonically taxing that if you missed a chord change it felt like falling into an empty elevator shaft.


A1 Blue Monk 7:34
A2 Just A Gigolo (Piano Solo) 2:59
A3 Bemsha Swing 3:06
A4 Reflections 2:45
B1 Little Rootie Tootie 3:02
B2 Sweet And Lovely 3:31
B3 Bye-Ya 2:44
B4 Monk's Dream 3:02
B5 Trinkle Tinkle 2:45
B6 These Foolish Things 2:44

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Fantasy Records


  • Bass – Gary Mapp (tracks: A2 to B6), Percy Heath (tracks: A1)
  • Drums – Art Blakey (tracks: A1, A2, B1 to B4), Max Roach (tracks: A3, A4, B5, B6)
  • Liner Notes – Martin Williams
  • Piano – Thelonious Monk
  • Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Supervised By – Bob Weinstock


Green label reissue.
PR 7508 on record cover.
PRT-7508 on record labels.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LP 7027, PRLP 7027 Thelonious Monk Trio Thelonious Monk Trio ‎(LP, Comp, Mono) Prestige, Prestige LP 7027, PRLP 7027 US 1956
VICJ-23579 Thelonious Monk Trio Thelonious Monk Trio ‎(CD, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Prestige VICJ-23579 Japan 1991
PPR 080 The Thelonious Monk Trio* Monk's Moods ‎(LP, Album, Comp, Mono, RE) Prestige PPR 080 Netherlands 1966
JWR 4548 Thelonious Monk Trio Thelonious Monk Trio ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Jazz Wax Records JWR 4548 Spain 2014
7159 Thelonious Monk Trio Monks Moods ‎(LP, Album, Comp, Mono, RE) Metronome 7159 Denmark 1959