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A Portrait of Thelonious

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Released  1965
Length  47:04
Release date  1965
Label  Columbia/Legacy
Recorded  17 December 1961
Artist  Bud Powell
Producer  Cannonball Adderley
Genre  Jazz
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A Portrait of Thelonious (1961)  Bud Powell in Paris (1963)
Similar  Bud Powell albums, Jazz albums

A Portrait of Thelonious is a studio album by jazz pianist Bud Powell, released on Columbia in 1965, featuring a session recorded at Studio Charlot in Paris on 17 December 1961, with Pierre Michelot on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. The session was the second of two produced by Cannonball Adderley with Powell, following the A Tribute to Cannonball session recorded two days earlier.


The album was digitally remastered and re-released on CD in 1997 with one additional take and without the fake applause added to the original LP.


The album features four Monk compositions, only one of which had previously been recorded by Powell, and the album fittingly begins with this, "Off Minor", a song which Powell included in his first session as leader (see Bud Powell Trio), recorded in January 1947 – its first ever recording since Monk himself only recorded it in October the same year (see Genius of Modern Music).

Track listing

All songs were written by Thelonious Monk, except where noted.

  1. "Off Minor" – 5:20
  2. "There Will Never Be Another You" (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) – 4:17
  3. "Ruby, My Dear" – 5:46
  4. "No Name Blues" (Earl Bostic) – 6:38
  1. "Thelonious" – 3:46
  2. "Monk's Mood" – 7:06
  3. "I Ain't Fooling" (Charles Albertine) – 3:19
  4. "Squatty" (Brian Fahey) – 5:48
  5. "Squatty" [unissued alternate] (Fahey) – 5:04 (not on original LP)


  • Bud Powell – piano
  • Pierre Michelot – bass
  • Kenny Clarke – drums
  • Production

  • Cannonball Adderley – producer
  • Orrin Keepnews – liner notes, reissue producer
  • Nica de Koenigswarter – cover art
  • Dan Morgenstern – liner notes (original LP)
  • Mark Wilder – remastering
  • Songs

    1Off Minor5:20
    2There Will Never Be Another You4:17
    3Ruby - My Dear5:46


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