The London Collection, Vol. 1
The London Collection is Monk's final recording session, made in 1971 while he was touring Europe with the Giants of Jazz. Vol. 1 is solo piano, Vol. 2 is a trio setting with Al McKibbon on bass and Art Blakey on drums, and Vol. 3 is outtakes from the session. The 24-Bit Remastering is superior to the previous releases, so make sure to look for those. Vol. 1 is hidden on emusic because his name is misspelled 'Thelonius Monk' on that one. These are some of my favorite Monk recordings--he was clearly relaxed and enjoying himself, and the remastered sound is good--so don't let the small label put you off.