“Monk’s Dream” is the first album of jazz legend Thelonious Monk with Columbia Records in 1963. It is Monk’s best selling album. Monk’s Dream features the Thelonious Monk Quartet: Monk (piano), Charlie Rouse (tenor sax), John Ore (bass), and Frankie Dunlop (drums).
Jazz scholars and enthusiasts alike also heralded this combo as the best Monk had been involved with for several years. Although he would perform and record supported by various other musicians, the tight — almost telepathic — dimensions that these four shared has rarely been equalled in any genre.
Original Issue. Original Label. Columbia CS 8765. VG****