MAY 30

               Genius of Modern Music v2       

                  WOR Studios, NYC
                     May 30, 1952
                     Kenny Dorham      TP
                     Lou Donaldson      AS
                     Lucky Thompson   TS
                     Thelonious Monk    P
                     Nelson Boyd          B
                     Max Roach            D


Review by Rick Anderson
On the second volume in this two-disc series Thelonious Monk has come fully into his own as a leader. The program consists almost entirely of original compositions,Sahib Shihab's sax tone is more appropriate this time out, and the production quality is somewhat better. This disc, along with Volume 1, belongs in every jazz collection. [The CD reissue includes numerous alternate takes and features a chronological song order; thus, its program is very different from that of the LP that it duplicates in the catalog. The same is true of Volume 1.]

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