Down by the Riverside: Thelonious Monk's High-Water Mark

Down by the Riverside: Thelonious Monk's High-Water Mark

By Ben Child

The Complete Riverside Recordings comprises 15 discs' worth of raw material to sift through, a formidable task with endless rewards. 30 Jun 2015 // 3:00 AM

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