How brilliant was it? Aside from the presence of T-Monk himself, and his compositions (the title track alone is considered his most complex, needing over a dozen takes in the studio to get it just right), there was the presence of bright jazz stars such as Max Roach on drums and Sonny Rollins on tenor sax, along with some “borrowed” players like bassist Paul Chambers and Clark Terry on trumpet.
It was chosen in 2003 along with 49 0ther albums to be added to the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress. It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
That’s sheer brilliance.
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