Criss-Cross, Thelonious Monk's second album for Columbia, features some of the finest work that Monk ever did in the studio with his '60s trio and quartet. Monk and Charlie Rouse (tenor), John Ore (bass), and Frankie Dunlop (drums) exchange powerful musical ideas, as well as provide potent solos throughout. This is prime Monk for any degree of listener. It's never sounded better than on this 180g pressing, which was mastered from original tapes by Bernie Grundman and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl. Limited to 2,000 units worldwide, each copy is individually numbered with a gold-foil stamp.