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Thelonious Monk - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 download album

  • Performer: Thelonious Monk
  • Title: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960
  • Genre: Jazz / Screen - Stage
  • Country: US
  • Released: 2017
  • Style: Soundtrack
  • MP3 album: 1732 mb
  • FLAC album: 1514 mb
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 492
Thelonious Monk - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 download album

The discovery of his excellent soundtrack sessions for Roger Vadim's film Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960, an adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' 18th century novel, happened by accident. What they found were the original soundtrack and full sessions cut in New York during a single day in 1959 - the same fertile year that yielded the Monk's At Town Hall; 5 by Monk by 5, and Thelonious.

Thelonious Monk/ Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960. Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960. by Thelonious Monk - 16 Tracks - 1:23:39. Release date 06/16/2017.

The album, simply called Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960, was released as a 3-LP box by Sam Records, mastered from the original analog tapes, and a 2-CD set by Saga. And both sound excellent. If you don't have Monk's albums from the 1950s on Riverside, or the ones from the 1960s on Columbia, get those first. And a tip on the Columbias: if you can't find 1st-pressing LPs, get Sony's 2003 CD reissues, remastered by Mark Wilder, as they not only include alternate takes but also restore the original versions of the tracks, which producer Teo Macero had cut, sometimes mangled, in the released versions, often slashing or eliminating Charlie Rouser's solos.

Artist: Thelonious Monk. Album: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960.

Recorded down by the riverside in Weehawken because Monk wasn't together or perhaps even interested enough to get to France, this unsynchronized 1959 "soundtrack" for a sexed-up Roger Vadim rip of the 1782 novel of the same name offers no new compositions but several this-time-onlys as it deploys the exceptional rhythm section of bassist Sam Jones and drummer Art. Taylor and on some tracks a second saxophonist named Barney Wilen to texture Charlie Rouse's breathy imperturbality.

Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereueses 1960 is Monk in fine form, leaning toward his Columbia Records sound with excellent compatriots.


A1 Rhythm-a-Ning 05:47
A2 Crepuscule With Nellie 05:16
A3 Six In One 04:28
A4 Well, You Needn't 04:57
B1 Pannonica (Solo) 02:27
B2 Pannonica (Solo) 02:55
B3 Pannonica (Quartet) 06:20
B4 Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are 06:57
B5 Light Blue 02:47
B6 By And By (We'll Understand It Better By And By) 01:47
C1 Rhythm-a-Ning (Alternate) 05:36
C2 Crepuscule With Nellie (Take 1) 02:29
C3 Pannonica (45 Master) 06:53
C4 Light Blue (45 Master) 04:09
D1 Well, You Needn't (Unedited) 06:47
D2 Light Blue (Making Of) 14:13

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sam Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Saga
  • Pressed By – Schallplattenfabrik Pallas GmbH – 42461
  • Pressed By – Schallplattenfabrik Pallas GmbH – 42462
  • Recorded At – Nola Recording Studios
  • Mastered At – 101 Mastering
  • Lacquer Cut At – Studio Biduloscope


  • Artwork [Retouching] – Laurent Duvas
  • Design, Art Direction, Painting – Jérôme Witz
  • Double Bass – Sam Jones
  • Drums – Art Taylor
  • Engineer – Tom Nola*
  • Lacquer Cut By – BNJ*
  • Liner Notes – Alain Tercinet, Brian Priestley, Robin D. G. Kelley
  • Liner Notes [Translated By] – Martin Davies
  • Mastered By – François Lê Xuân
  • Piano – Thelonious Monk
  • Producer – François Lê Xuân, Fred Thomas , Zev Feldman
  • Research [Discography] – Daniel Richard
  • Research [Illustration] – Fred Thomas
  • Supervised By – Marcel Romano
  • Tenor Saxophone – Barney Wilen (tracks: A1, A2, B4, C1), Charlie Rouse


Record Store Day 2017 release, limited edition, numbered - 5000 copies.
Includes a 48-page color booklet.

Recorded at:
Nola Penthouse Sound Studios
111 W. 57th St., New York.
Monday, July 27, 1959

Available on April, 29 – 12PM GMT (alternate date of release from the labels website > http://www.samrecords.fr/shop/thelonious-monk-les-liaisons-dangereuses-1960-sam-records-saga-1959/)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5051083116923
  • Barcode (Printed): 5 051083 116923
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched A): SRS 1/A CUT BY BNJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped A & B): -42461-
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched B): SRS 1/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped C & D): -42462-
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched C): SRS 1/C CUT BY BNJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched D): SRS 1/D

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none Thelonious Monk Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 ‎(16xFile, AIFF, Album, 24-) Sam Records none US 2017
SRS-1 Thelonious Monk Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 ‎(LP, RM, 200) Sam Records SRS-1 France 2017
SRS-1-LE Thelonious Monk Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 ‎(LP, Num, RM, 200) Sam Records SRS-1-LE US 2017
SRS-1-LP Thelonious Monk Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 ‎(LP, RM) Sam Records , Saga SRS-1-LP Europe 2017
SRS-1-CD Thelonious Monk Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 ‎(2xCD, Dlx) Sam Records , Saga SRS-1-CD Europe 2017

Reviews about Thelonious Monk - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (42):
RSD site shows 2000 made. Image here is of #3611. Hmm. Possible there is a slightly different non-RDS limited run of 5000? Or they printed more later? Not cool.
The Sinners from Mitar
#5164, out of 5000... Hmmm. Sounds excellent though so I can't complain!
Hello, This Monk box set is an RSD 2017 exclusive release. 2000 copies for North America, 2500 for Europe, 250 for Japan and 250 for promo, friends and all the people who help us to release this lost recording = 5000 copies. All are numbered. BUT a few of them have 'wrong' number, up to 5000, due to printing contraints. Be sure that his one is limited and exclusive. Best, Fred / Sam Records
This List as "Forthcoming" album(19 May 17) at Juno Records,hopfully it's ture http://www.juno.co.uk/products/thelonious-monk-les-liaisons-dangereuses-1960/648569-01/(Also a simple LP with double insert on October, 10th, 2017 -http://www.samrecords.fr/shop/thelonious-monk-les-liaisons-dangereuses-1960-sam-records-saga-1959/)
Anyone know where I can get this in the US at a non flipper price?
I'd like to add that I've three other albums from Sam Records and they bring nothing but pleasure - from the quality of the pressings to the artwork and the photo's. Worth every penny.
We sold the release for 56,- euro. And we are considered as a more pricey store.
An instant classic - a great package by SAM Records! Superb audio quality and tremendous content in the insert.
Corrected -- and looking forward to checking out more of your releases! Thank you!
Hello, For information, this is NOT A RESONANCE issue....This as been released by two small French labels SAM RECORDS / SAGA with the help of Zev Feldman....
A very wonderful release, the attention to detail is first rate. The booklet is really fun to read, with lots of great stories in there. Compliments to the firm that put the packaging together and brought this to the public. Superlative sounding LP. A wonderful RSD special!
Thanks so much for your nice post !!!! The Sam Records/Saga team
Wait for it to be released on CD in June for "normal price"! That is if you are OK with digital. I prefer CD so can't wait to hear two new versions of Well You Needn't in particular.
Maybe someone here an can tell me where I can get this for a normal price?please contact me
MSRP on this title is roughly $65 (depending on where you go), so a few of the listings on here are comparable to what you would have paid on RSD. I just picked up a copy for $69 at Cactus Music in Houston, TX.
Any other leads on this in the US? I'd also be happy to order from overseas if I could find a copy available. Thanks.
Musical Aura Island
Hi,You can go to the French label Sam Records, here is the url http://www.samrecords.fr/shop/thelonious-monk-les-liaisons-dangereuses-1960-sam-records-saga-1959/Available on April, 29 – 12PM GMTBestuGo
anyone know where I can still get this. I am in the UK and none so far. I don't want to have to pay double RRP. Would greatly appreciate it
Blobb_Records anyone know where I can still get this. I am in the UK and none so far. I don't want to have to pay double RRP. Would greatly appreciate it If Music in Soho have plenty!
Hi, I picked up a copy on Sunday (20/4/17) at Rise in Bristol at normal price of £48, They had another 2 copies. Fingers crossed you can get one, it is a wonderful album and beautifully packaged.Cheers Jon
Maybe you can you help me too ??? would be very nice :)
I have sent you a direct message, see your inbox.
Thanks, Iwolf, I ordered this box 5 Minutes ago after waking up and searching for this....
I've just found a copy for 66 € incl shipping from NL to Germany after spending most of the night searching for this gem. Hope three lucky music lovers (there were three copies left after my payment, so the stock seems to be kept updated automaticly) will see this link and not some of these resellers: https://www.northendhaarlem.nl/a-47902881/record-store-day-2017/thelonious-monk-les-liaisons-dangereuses-1960-box-book/
Lovely folks over there! Yesterday they celebrated both RSD and their 50th anniversary.
And all gone there now … after placing my order, I've realized that I was visiting their shop some 5-10 years ago when visiting Haarlem/Alkmaar. Looking forward receiving it!
For all those on the other side of the atlantic: https://www.plaidroomrecords.com/collections/rsd2017/products/b-thelonious-monk-b-br-i-les-liaisons-dangereuses-1960-i – sold out there too
That's my local shop! Enjoy the record, it is a great one!
Lovely box set. Beautifully presented. A gem of a 2017 RSD release.
Definitely my prize find on RSD, worth getting in line at 03:30 for. A wonderful package, clearly put together with great care. Best of all, the music is superb. Highly recommended if you can find it...but please don't give the flippers your money!!!!

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