The first of three releases in the Black Lion series features music from the last significant Thelonious Monk recording session. Volume One features ten solo performances, including five Monk originals. The deluxe 3LP edition is limited to 500 numbered units, and includes the standard 33rpm LP edition of the album, along with a 2LP 45rpm edition in a die-cut gatefold jacket.

“The sound here is so transparent, the pressing quality so superb, the vinyl so quiet, if you set the level just so, I think you’ll agree with me that the title of this review is not hyperbole: turn out the lights and Monk has been brought back to life to play just for you!” – Michael Fremer, Analog Planet Review (11/11)

  • Pressed at Pallas in Germany on 180 gram vinyl
  • Features 2 editions on 3LPs: 1LP 33rpm, 2LP 45rpm
  • Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Limited, numbered pressing of 500

Out of Print