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Lookin' at Monk!

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Released  1961
Lookin' at Monk! (1961)  Change of Pace (1961)
Producer  Orrin Keepnews
Genre  Jazz
Lookin' at Monk! (1961)  Blues Up & Down (1961)
Release date  1961
Label  Riverside Records
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Recorded  February 7, 1961 New York City
Artists  Johnny Griffin, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Similar  Johnny Griffin albums, Jazz albums

Lookin' at Monk! is an album by saxophonists Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin featuring compositions associated with Thelonious Monk recorded in 1961 and released on the Jazzland label.



The Allmusic site awarded the album 4 stars with the review stating, "this was only the second all-Monk program anyone had recorded and several of these numbers had yet to attain standard status. The playing is uniformly inventive and witty (both required attributes when approaching this repertoire), and Mance is particularly to be commended for maintaining a graceful and elegant attack and not trying to praise Monk by imitation".

Track listing

All compositions by Thelonious Monk except as indicated

  1. "In Walked Bud" - 4:34
  2. "Well, You Needn't" - 5:31
  3. "Ruby, My Dear" - 4:39
  4. "Rhythm-A-Ning" - 3:53
  5. "Epistrophy" (Kenny Clarke, Monk) - 8:36
  6. "'Round Midnight" - 5:25
  7. "Stickball (I Mean You)" (Coleman Hawkins, Monk) - 5:52


  • Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin - tenor saxophone
  • Junior Mance - piano
  • Larry Gales - bass
  • Ben Riley - drums
  • Songs

    1In Walked Bud4:40
    2Well - You Needn't5:35
    3Ruby - My Dear4:42


    Lookin' at Monk! Wikipedia

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