**THIS IS A VINYL LP**
Release Date: 2023
Label: Concord Craft Recordings (Craft OJC Series)
- Ruby, My Dear
- Trinkle, Tinkle
- Off Minor
Produced on audiophile-quality vinyl from Craft Recordings
All-analog mastering from the original tapes
Pressed on 180-gram vinyl in tip-on jackets with OBI strip
Regarded as one of the greatest jazz collaborations of all time, this new edition of “Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane” is released as part of the newly relaunched Original Jazz Classics Series. The LP is cut from the original master tapes (AAA) by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI. In addition to Monk and Coltrane the album also features the talents of Art Blakey (drums), Wilbur Ware (bass), Gigi Gryce (alto sax) and more. The set is presented in a tip-on jacket with obi.
Since its inception in 1982, Fantasy’s Original Jazz Classics® (OJC) series quickly established a reputation as the go-to imprint for collectible jazz reissues. OJC served as a home for the label’s impressive jazz catalog — which had grown to include thousands of celebrated titles from Prestige, Galaxy, Milestone, Riverside, Debut, Contemporary, Jazzland, and Pablo. Drawing on this vast wealth of material, Original Jazz Classics released more than 850 titles.
Its goal was simple: to reissue influential jazz albums with the utmost care and reverence for the originals — from the cover art and liner notes to the audio recordings themselves. Given Craft Recordings’ shared passion for meticulous preservation and quality, it is a natural step to relaunch Original Jazz Classics as part of the Craft family.