Frankie, as always, plays great. His drum sound is deep, wide open. Don’t miss it.
Here’s some background on the recording. I’m assuming “saved from a skip” means a garbage can or a trash bin. Thank you in advance to anyone who can confirm or correct me.
With the original tapes recently saved from a skip, some 55 years later the recordings have now been faithfully restored, mastered and cut using Gearbox’s legendary all-analogue process (even using the exact same lathe as Blue Note did back in the day). The result reveals a window into a performance that shows Monk in his prime, just one year before he would go on to become one of only 4 jazz artists to ever appear on the front cover of TIME magazine.