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J.R. Monterose


J.R. Monterose (never to end up being baffled with fellow tenor Jack port Montrose) is most well-known for the gig that he individually didn’t enjoy, using Charles Mingus in 1956 and saving on Mingus’ discovery record Pithecanthropus Erectus. He was raised in Utica, NY, performed in territory rings within the Midwest, and moved to NEW YORK in the first ’50s. Monterose used Buddy Full (1952) and Claude Thornhill and documented with (amongst others) Teddy Charles, Jon Eardley, and Eddie Bert. After departing Mingus (whom he didn’t be friends with), Monterose used Kenny Dorham’s Jazz Prophets and documented a strong established for Blue Take note as a head. Although he performed in to the 1980s (doubling on soprano in old age), Monterose hardly ever really became well-known. Furthermore to his Blue Take note time, he led pieces for Jaro (a 1959 program afterwards reissued by Xanadu), Studio room 4 (that was reissued by V.S.O.P.), an extremely obscure 1969 outing for the Dutch label Large Spirit Music (1969), and, during 1979-1981, albums for Intensifying, Cadence, and two for Uptown.

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Full Name J. R. Monterose
Died September 16, 1993, Utica, New York, United States
Nationality American
Music Songs Straight Ahead, Wee-Jay, Beauteous, Ka-Link, Chafic, Green Street Scene, Marc V, Violets For Your Furs, Short Bridge, Bobbie Pin, Waltz For Claire, The Third, Central Park West, Mood for Mitch, Plutocrat at the Automat, Vinnie's Pad, Herky Hawks, Theme for Ernie, Slightly Oliver, Jaywalkin', Brainwasher, Red Devil, Twelve Tone Tune, Never Let Me Go, Mynah Lament, That Goldblatt Magic, My Old Flame, Pain and Suffering... And a Little Pleasure, Con Alma, Man on the Couch, Bradley's Beans, Have You Met Miss Jones?
Albums A Little Pleasure, J. R. Monterose, Jr Monterose: The Message, J.R. Monterose Live in Albany 1979, Original Jazz Sound: The Sound Of…, ...And a Little Pleasure, Beauteous, Complete Studio Recordings, T.T.T., Famous Hits by J R Monterose, Days To Come, My Old Flame: Live At the Gemini Jazz Cafe, Vol. 5, In Action, J.R. Montrose, Jaywalkin', J. R. Monterose (Rudy Van Gelder Edition), Easily Stop Time, Explore, Titanium Hits, Broken Colour, Essential Jazz Masters, Leisure Time, Wee Jay

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