Brilliant Corners bassists?

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by Damon Rondeau, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. Damon Rondeau

    Damon Rondeau Journeyman Clam Artist Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2002
    Winnipeg, baby

    For some stupid reason I've waited 30 years to acquire the magnificent Monk album Brilliant Corners.

    The problem with digital over the net is that you don't get all the liner notes, and a little websearching didn't help either. I know that Oscar Pettiford and Paul Chambers are both on this record. Which cuts have OP and which have PC?

    In the meantime I'll try and guess!
  2. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    That's a great album! Not sure who plays on which tracks, haven't heard it in years.

    But what a lovely choice for Monk to have had to make; OP or PC.....
  3. theydolph

    theydolph Guest

    Oct 26, 2002
    To the best of my knowledge O.P plays on everything except "Bemsha Swing".
  4. Perplexer


    Sep 2, 2003
  5. This talk about PC and Monk reminds my of when on any weekend I could walk in and sit 3 feet from Sonny Rollins playing with Monk. Before him, Johnny Griffin. I could nurse 2 or 3 beers and get hours of them. One night, Chambers wandered in from God knows where, he was wearing bedroom slippers, sat in and killed the place.
    Those days, there were at least a dozen clubs you could go to any night of the week to see name bands. I would see Miles, Mingus, Blakey, Monk, McPartland, Phil Woods, Zoot, Red Mitchell, Getz et al, leading bands week after week after week. Little did I know how it would get to be...
    I guess I sound old. You're right.
  6. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    No, you sound fortunate.