Misterioso is a live album by American jazz ensemble the Thelonious Monk
Quartet, released in 1958 by Riverside Records. Pianist and composer
Thelonious Monk (pictured) had overcome an extended period of career
difficulties by the time of his 1957 residency at the Five Spot Café in
New York City. He returned to the venue the following year for a second
residency and recorded Misterioso with drummer Roy Haynes, bassist Ahmed
Abdul-Malik, and tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin. Misterioso and its
title track refer to Monk's reputation as an enigmatic, challenging
musician. The album features four of his earlier compositions, which
Monk reworked live. It was one of the first successful live recordings
of his music and was produced by Orrin Keepnews, who said that Monk
played more distinctly than on his studio albums in response to the
audience's enthusiasm. Music critics at the time complimented Monk's
performance, but were critical of Griffin, whose playing they felt was
out of place with the quartet. Later critics have viewed Griffin's
playing as a highlight. The album was remastered and reissued in 1989
and 2012 by Original Jazz Classics.
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