This is the second long-player to be taken from the same August Five Spot recordings that had yielded the similarly brilliant Thelonious in Action The quartet heard on these sets includes Monk pianoJohnny Griffin tenor saxRoy Haynes drumsand Ahmed Abdul-Malik bass.
Their overwhelming and instinctual capacities directly contribute to the powerful swingin' and cohesive sound they could continually reinvent. While these are Monk 's tunes, arrangements, and band, it is Griffin who consistently liberates the performances.
During "Nutty," his flurry of activity -- Round Midnight - Thelonious Monk Quartet* - Misterioso adeptly incorporates several lines from "Surrey With the Fringe on Top" -- has a maniacal swing that is highlighted by some definitive counterplay from both Haynes and Monk. Additionally, the transition between Haynes and Monk is organic and seemingly psychic. Griffin and Monk again display the seemingly innate ability to instantly recalculate chord structures as well as transmute melodies.
The show-stopping solo vamp from Griffin hurls the rhythm along while simultaneously dropping in quotes from other tunes -- such as the theme for the animated Popeye cinematic shorts. Malik 's brief solo, like his band interaction, is Round Midnight - Thelonious Monk Quartet* - Misterioso yet precisely executed. The title track is given an exploratory performance. While Griffin aptly seizes the reins to blow his bop onslaught, Haynes ' natural and subdued agility perfectly supports the extended tenor solo, creating some unique passages.
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