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Carmen Sings Monk

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Released  1988
Producer  Tom Bradshaw
Release date  1988
Genres  Jazz, Vocal jazz
Length  65:02
Artist  Carmen McRae
Label  Bluebird Records
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Recorded  January 30 - February 1, 1988
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Similar  Carmen McRae albums, Vocal jazz albums

Carmen sings monk it s over now

Carmen Sings Monk is a 1988 studio album by the American jazz singer Carmen McRae, focusing on the songs composed by Thelonious Monk.


McRae was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female at the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards for her performance on this album.

Track listing

  1. "Get It Straight" ("Straight, No Chaser") (Thelonious Monk, Sally Swisher) – 3:58
  2. "Dear Ruby" ("Ruby, My Dear") (Swisher) – 6:01
  3. "It's Over Now" ("Well, You Needn't") (Mike Ferro) – 5:28
  4. "Monkery's the Blues" ("Blue Monk") (Abbey Lincoln) – 4:56
  5. "You Know Who" ("I Mean You") (Coleman Hawkins, Jon Hendricks) – 3:31
  6. "Little Butterfly" ("Pannonica") (Hendricks) – 5:15
  7. "Listen To Monk" ("Rhythm-A-Ning") (Hendricks) – 3:05
  8. "How I Wish" ("Ask Me Now") (Hendricks) – 4:56
  9. "Man, That Was a Dream" ("Monk's Dream") (Hendricks) – 2:55
  10. "'Round Midnight" (Bernie Hanighen, Cootie Williams) – 6:32
  11. "Still We Dream" ("Ugly Beauty") (Ferro) – 3:27
  12. "Suddenly" ("In Walked Bud") (Hendricks) – 3:41
  13. "Looking Back" ("Reflections") (Hendricks) – 5:35
  14. "Suddenly" ("In Walked Bud") (Hendricks) – 3:13
  15. "Get It Straight" ("Straight, No Chaser") (Swisher) – 3:26

All music composed by Thelonious Monk, lyricists indicated.

Due to copyright restrictions the song titles of these standards (with the exception of "'Round Midnight") were modified. Monk's original titles are indicated after the track titles.


  • Carmen McRae - vocals
  • Larry Willis - piano
  • Eric Gunnison - piano
  • Clifford Jordan - soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • George Mraz - double bass
  • Charlie Rouse - tenor saxophone
  • Al Foster - drums
  • Songs

    1Get It Straight (live)3:59
    2Dear Ruby6:01
    3It's Over Now5:28


    Carmen Sings Monk Wikipedia

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