For the jazz fan who likes the way Monk performs on a piano, this is a perfect gift. These eleven selections were originally recorded in San Francisco, California on October 21 and October 22, 1959. It is Thelonious Monk at his most introspective, and most sensitive. These are solo piano performances; Monk alone, exploring his visions. Some of the selections include "Blue Monk," "Remember," "Reflections," and each is a little gem of perfection in its own right! A reflective Monk at work here. Excellent performances.