Anthony Braxton - Six Monk's Compositions (1987, CD 1988)
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Saxophone Jazz, Free Jazz | Label: Black Saint, 120116-2
Anthony Braxton is best-known for his unique and knotty compositions, but he sometimes interprets classic jazz songs. For this setting, he gathers Mal Waldron (no stranger to Monk interpretations), Buell Neidlinger on bass, and Bill Osborne on drums. Braxton plays alto throughout, and plays magnificentlyl; Waldron, Neidlinger, and Osborn are at the top of their game as well. Overall, original yet respectful treatment of Monk compositions.