Hakim Sadik – A Bit of Monk (1979/2020) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Hakim Sadik – A Bit of Monk (1979/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:12:09 minutes | 1,51 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Sadik Hakim (born Forrest Argonne Thornton; July 15, 1919 – June 20, 1983) was an American jazz pianist and composer.

Forrest Argonne Thornton was born on July 15, 1919 in Duluth, Minnesota. The name Argonne came from the World War I battle. He was taught music by his grandfather and played locally before moving to Chicago.

In Chicago in 1944, Hakim was heard by the tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, who took him to New York to be the pianist in his band.[ He appeared on some Charlie Parker recordings for Savoy Records in the following year. He toured with another saxophonist, Lester Young from 1946 to 1948, including for recordings. He changed his name to Sadik Hakim, a Muslim formulation, in 1947.

“In the 1950s Hakim played in Canada with Louis Metcalf, toured with James Moody (1951–4), and was a member of Buddy Tate’s orchestra (1956–60).” Hakim’s debut recording as a leader was in 1962, on an album for Charlie Parker Records that was shared with Duke Jordan. “Around 1966 he moved to Montreal, where he played in nightclubs. He toured Europe for a year, played in a trio at a festival in Duluth (1976), and then returned to New York; he toured Japan in 1979–80.”

Hakim returned to recording as a leader in 1973, laying down material that was released by CBC, Progressive, SteepleChase, and Storyville Records. Hakim claimed that he wrote “Eronel”, which is usually thought of as a Thelonious Monk composition.


1. Hakim Sadik – Up At Harvey’s
2. Hakim Sadik – Pinnonica
3. Hakim Sadik – Off Minor
4. Hakim Sadik – Ode To Scorpio
5. Hakim Sadik – Blue Monk
6. Hakim Sadik – Ugly Beauty
7. Hakim Sadik – Luscious Thing
8. Hakim Sadik – Pandora’s Box
9. Hakim Sadik – Up At Harvey’s (Alt)
10. Hakim Sadik – Off Minor (Alt)
11. Hakim Sadik – Ode To Scorpio (Alt)
12. Hakim Sadik – Pandora’s Box (Alt)