Very smart clean package double album and gatefold cover.
- This Milestone 2 LP set has KILLER Triple Plus (A+++) sound on sides one and four and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the others
- We know of no better way to hear these legendary mono recordings with the highest fidelity
- 4 1/2 stars: "When Monk first signed with Riverside Records, Orrin Keepnews thought that it would be a good idea for the unrecognized giant to record an album of Duke Ellington compositions and follow it up with a set of standards so as to discount his eccentric and forbidding image. The results were... trio performances that made Monk's playing seem more accessible to the regular jazz audience without watering down his style. This set contains both albums (the program of Ellington's music is particularly unique) and is very enjoyable."