Carmen McRae - Carmen Sings Monk download free

Carmen McRae - Carmen Sings Monk download free

Genre: Jazz
Performer: Carmen McRae
Album: Carmen Sings Monk
Country: US
Released: 1999
Style: Vocal
MP3 version ZIP size: 1661 mb
FLAC version ZIP size: 1608 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1266 mb
Rating: 4.4
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Carmen Sings Monk is a 1988 studio album by the American jazz singer Carmen McRae, focusing on the songs composed by Thelonious Monk. McRae was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female at the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards for her performance on this album. Get It Straight" ("Straight, No Chaser") (Thelonious Monk, Sally Swisher) – 3:58. Dear Ruby" ("Ruby, My Dear") (Swisher) – 6:01. It's Over Now" ("Well, You Needn't") (Mike Ferro) – 5:28.

Carmen McRae, a good friend of Thelonious Monk, sang 13 of his songs (two of which are also heard in different live versions) on this memorable project. Half of the lyrics are by Jon Hendricks, while the remainder were written by Abbey Lincoln ("Blue Monk"), Bernie Hanighen, Sally Swisher, or Mike Ferro. On all but the two concert performances, McRae is assisted by tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan, pianist Eric Gunnison, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Al Foster; Mraz's solos are particularly impressive, although everyone is in sensitive form.

This album has an average beat per minute of 110 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 78/181 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Carmen Sings Monk. BPM Profile Carmen Sings Monk. Album starts at BPM, ends at BPM (+0), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Carmen McRae. The 1964 Orchestra Recordings.

Listen to Monk, 03:01. Man, That Was a Dream, 03:25.

Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). 1. 30. Get It Straight (Remastered 2001). Among the other virtues of this album: 1. McRae doesn't hog the stage. Everybody gets chances to solo, and the solos are very easy to take. McRae gets her licks in too, with a bit of scatting, in moderation. 2. Generally the song lengths are kept moderately short. They don't wear out the theme or generate listener fatigue. The solos don't wander off into neverland.

Carmen Sings Monk - Студийный альбом от Carmen McRae. В альбом вошло 25 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 01:51:19. You Know Who. 03:33. Listen to Monk (alternate take). Man, That Was a Dream (alternate take). It's Over Now. 05:28. Get It Straight (alternate version). Monkery's the Blues. Man, That Was a Dream. Dear Ruby (Ruby, My Dear). Still We Dream (Ugly Beauty).

All the great songs and lyrics from the "Carmen Sings Monk" album ont he Web's largest and most authoritative lyrics resource. Carmen Mercedes McRae (April 8, 1920 – November 10, 1994) was an American jazz singer, composer, pianist, and actress. Considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century, it was her behind-the-beat phrasing and her ironic interpretations of song lyrics that made her memorabl. ore .

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Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Get It Straight (Straight, No Chaser) (Live)
Lyrics By – Sally Swisher
2 Dear Ruby (Ruby, My Dear)
Lyrics By – Sally Swisher
3 It's Over Now (Well, You Needn't)
Lyrics By – Mike Ferro
4 Monkery's The Blues (Blue Monk)
Lyrics By – Abbey Lincoln
5 You Know Who (I Mean You)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
6 Little Butterfly (Pannonica)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
7 Listen To Monk (Rhythm-A-Ning)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
8 How I Wish (Ask Me Now)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
9 Man, That Was A Dream (Monk's Dream)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
10 'Round Midnight
Lyrics By – Bernie Hanighen
11 Still We Dream (Ugly Beauty)
Lyrics By – Mike Ferro
12 Suddenly (In Walked Bud) (Live)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
13 Looking Back (Reflections)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
14 Suddenly (In Walked Bud)
Lyrics By – Jon Hendricks
15 Get It Straight (Straight, No Chaser)
Lyrics By – Sally Swisher

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – BMG
  • Manufactured By – BMG
  • Distributed By – BMG
  • Recorded At – Clinton Recording Studio
  • Recorded At – The Great American Music Hall
  • Mixed At – Clinton Recording Studio
  • Mastered At – BMG Recording Studios


  • Acoustic Bass – George Mraz
  • Art Direction – Pietro Alfieri, Ria Lewerke
  • Composed By – Thelonious Monk
  • Directed By [Series Director] – Steve Backer
  • Drums – Al Foster
  • Engineer – Ed Rak (tracks: 2 to 11,13 to 15), Leslie Ann Jones (tracks: 1,12)
  • Executive-Producer – Tom Bradshaw
  • Liner Notes – Stuart Troup
  • Mastered By – Michael O. Drexler*
  • Piano – Eric Gunnison, Larry Willis (tracks: 1,12)
  • Producer – Larry Clothier (tracks: 2 to 11,13 to 15)
  • Reissue Producer – Ben Young
  • Soprano Saxophone – Clifford Jordan (tracks: 13)
  • Tenor Saxophone – Charlie Rouse (tracks: 1,12), Clifford Jordan (tracks: 2 to 11, 14, 15)
  • Vocals – Carmen McRae


Recorded in San Francisco and New York, 1988.
Mastered at BMG Recording Studios, January 1990.

Tracks 1 and 12 recorded live at the Great American Music Hall, SF on Jan. 30 and Feb. 1, 1988
Tracks 13-15 recorded at Clinton Recording Studio, NYC on April 12 and April 13, 1988

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (text): 4988017086063
  • Barcode: 012416308625
  • Matrix / Runout: 30862N 12/91 2DA2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
3086-2-N Carmen McRae Carmen Sings Monk ‎(CD, Album) Novus 3086-2-N US 1990
3086-1-n Carmen McRae Carmen Sings Monk ‎(LP) Novus 3086-1-n US 1990
PD83086 Carmen McRae Carmen Sings Monk ‎(CD, Album) Novus PD83086 UK & Europe 1990
07863530865 Carmen McRae Carmen Sings Monk ‎(DCC, Album) Novus 07863530865 Netherlands Unknown
PL83086 Carmen McRae Carmen Sings Monk ‎(LP, Album) Novus PL83086 Germany 1990

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