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Carmen Sings Monk
Carmen McRae
Carmen Sings Monk
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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American jazz vocalist Carmen McRae performs mystical renditions of Thelonius Monk standards which have all been appended by the lyrics of Mike Ferro, Abbey Lincoln, Bernie Hanigen, Tommie Hendricks & Sally Swisher. Includ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Carmen McRae
Title: Carmen Sings Monk
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Release Date: 8/4/2009
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 886974903826

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American jazz vocalist Carmen McRae performs mystical renditions of Thelonius Monk standards which have all been appended by the lyrics of Mike Ferro, Abbey Lincoln, Bernie Hanigen, Tommie Hendricks & Sally Swisher. Includes renditions of 'Round Midnight', 'How I Wish', 'You Know Who' & twelve more.

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CD Reviews

The absolute best jazz vocal album ever
M. Oommen | United States | 07/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If I could give 10 stars to this album, I would. I've had this album for a number of years and I must say that Carmen McRae brings Monk into a new light. Her lyrics are as unforgettable as Thelonius Monk's tunes are. It's hard to imagine that could ever be true, but it is. I've always thought that if Monk were alive, he would have felt very honored to have had Carmen McRae lend her interpretations to his music in exactly the way that she has on this album."
Wonderful jazz
Alan Rothe | Sheridan, OR USA | 08/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the most wonderful jazz CD's I've purchased in the last few years. Ms. McRae takes the genius of Monk, removes the edginess without detracting from the spirit of the music, and rolls out knock-out after knock-out. I wouldn't have thought it possible, frankly. The supporting quartet is terrific. I can't imagine any true jazz lover being disappointed in this CD."
Carmen captures Monk
Nick Villalon | Southern CA, USA | 04/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We know the feel of Monk. When we walk down a rainy 1 am night, scatting Monk standards, we know the feel of Monk. Mcrae makes those doos and das into lyrics without changing the sentiment we had all along. And with ole' George on bass, bringing up the bottom along with Mcrae, well, two stars just for the names. Great songs, great interpretation, great album- -NV"