Epistrophy (Ran Blake album)

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Epistrophy
Epistrophy (Ran Blake album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1991
RecordedApril 19 & 20, 1991
GenreJazz
Length54:20
LabelSoul Note
ProducerGiovanni Bonandrini
Ran Blake chronology
That Certain Feeling
(1991)
Epistrophy
(1991)
Roundabout
(1994)

Epistrophy is an album of solo piano performances of material written by, or associated with, Thelonious Monk by the American jazz pianist Ran Blake recorded in 1991 and released on the Italian Soul Note label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars stating "Ran Blake's re-interpretations of 12 Thelonious Monk songs and four standards that Monk enjoyed playing are quite different than everyone else's".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3.5/4 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Thelonious Monk except as indicated
  1. "Epistrophy" (Kenny Clarke, Monk) - 3:08
  2. "Thelonious" - 5:18
  3. "April in Paris" (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg) - 3:06
  4. "Off Minor" - 1:39
  5. "Criss-Cross" - 2:18
  6. "Reflections" - 3:43
  7. "Epistrophy" (Clarke, Monk) - 3:36
  8. "'Round Midnight" - 5:50
  9. "Hornin' In" - 0:56
  10. "Just a Gigolo" (Julius Brammer, Leonello Casucci) - 3:10
  11. "Nice Work If You Can Get It (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:46
  12. "Ruby, My Dear" - 2:59
  13. "Monk's Mood" - 5:12
  14. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 2:47
  15. "Eronel" - 2:27
  16. "Misterioso" - 3:08
  17. "Epistrophy" (Clarke, Monk) - 1:17
    • Recorded at Barigozzi Studio in Milano, Italy on April 19 & 20, 1991

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soul Note discography accessed July 14, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 14, 2011
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 130. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.