Blue Monk - Backing Track

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"Blue Monk" is a jazz standard written by Thelonious Monk that has become one of his most enduring tunes.
This is part of my "Jazz Masterclass" project.
This track contains the backing track (with slight reharmonization) and theme (played twice in the beginning and one time in the ending + repeating 3 times the last 4 bars).
Tempo is 84 bpm.
Tonality Bb
Not over squished/ compressed/ limited, so you can record on top on it and add the desired compression.

Track sequenced, performed, recorded and mixed by Mihai Sorohan in 2010.

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I love this

This is just such a chill piece of music and I can listen to it for hours, I wish the audio portal and audio submissions had the like feature as well so I could spread this.

sorohanro responds:

Thanks :)


First off, the quality of this recording is awesome.
Second, all the parts are spot on.
Third you rock. :P

lol this is pretty tight man. Keep it up! maybe one day I'll have a song up here as good as this :P

sorohanro responds:

Hei !
Thanks for the very nice review. I'm sure that pretty soon you'll have up even better tracks :)


Great trumpet playing! My one issue with this is the background of of that tenor (I think) sax. Seems pretty weak (I know you were going for a very mellow tone there). I think it would have sounded better with just the trumpet solo.

sorohanro responds:

Well, the sax is not real, is made with a VST, so it have a bit less dynamic than a real sax :)
Anyway, not really an important role there, more as a guide line for the people who want to practice on it (it is like this on the backing track that I made originally for practicing).

Thanks for review. Depending on my free time I might take a second look on it and maybe remove the VST sax (or find a real one).

Wonderfull. I wish I had this on a CD.

It's really great. It's not one of those head-bleeding metalmash things we listen to 24 hours a day.

sorohanro responds:

Well, you can download and put it on a CD :)

go sorohano

you rock dude. this is pretty dope all-around. smooth and carries itself perfectly. great recording on top of the amazing performance. 2 fricken thumbs up dude. I really really love the guitar on this one though i'll admit above every other part.

f**king jiving. pretty swell.

sorohanro responds:

I rock and I jazz :))
Thanks for review, glad that you like my stuff.

Credits & Info


4.88 / 5.00

Sep 30, 2010
3:34 PM EDT
File Info
6.4 MB
4 min 1 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.