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Thelonious Monk

Popularly dubbed "the high priest of bebop", Thelonious Monk was as gifted as he was eccentric, creator of a quirky piano style and a unique body of jazz compositions. Geoffrey Smith celebrates his genius with such classics as "Round Midnight".

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Sun 12 Jul 2015 00:00

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  • Thelonious Monk

    Well You Needn't

    Composer: Monk Performers: Thelonious Monk, p; Gene Ramey, b; Art Blakey, d. 24 October 1947

    • The Best of Thelonious Monk.
    • Blue Note.
    • CDP 7 95636 2. Tr. 3 (2.55).
  • Thelonious Monk

    Blue Monk

    Composer: Monk Performers: Thelonious Monk, p. October 1959

    • Alone in San Francisco.
    • Riverside.
    • 1862312 (1); Tr. 1 (3.44).
  • Miles Davis Quintet

    'Round Midnight

    Composer: Monk Performers: Miles Davis, t; Thelonious Monk, p; Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay, d. 17 July 1955

    • 'Round About Midnight, The Legacy Edition.
    • Columbia.
    • C2K 94750. Tr 1 (5.58).
  • Thelonious Monk

    Brilliant Corners

    Composer: Monk Performers: Thelonious Monk, p; Sonny Rollins, ts; Ernie Henry, as; Oscar Pettiford, b; Max Roach, d. 15 October 1956

    • Brilliant Corners.
    • Riverside.
    • 0888072305014. Tr. 1 (7.44).
  • Thelonious Monk

    Crepuscule with Nellie

    Composer: Monk Performers: Thelonious Monk, p; John Coltrane, ts; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, b; Shadow Wilson, d. 29 November 1957

    • Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall.
    • Blue Note.
    • 09406 3 35174 2 4. Tr. 3 (4.26).
  • Buddy Rich

    Straight No Chaser

    Composer: Monk Performers: Buddy Rich, d; Marky Markowitz, t; Willie Dennis, tb; Seldon Powell, ts; Mike Mainieri, vib; Dave McKenna, p; Earl May, b. 4 April 1960

    • The Driver.
    • Philips.
    • 6336 232, S1 T. 4 (4.20).
  • Thelonious Monk

    Jackie-ing

    Composer: Monk Performers: Thelonious Monk, p; Thad Jones, c; Charlie Rouse, ts; Sam Jones, b; Art Taylor, d. June 1959

    • 5 By Monk By 5.
    • Riverside.
    • OJCCD 3622Track 3 (6.01).
  • Thelonious Monk

    Darkness on the Delta

    Composer: Livingston, Symes Performers: Thelonious Monk, p. 1964

    • Big Band and Quartet in Concert.
    • CBS.
    • 62248. S1/3 (5.05).
  • Thelonious Monk

    Little Rootie Tootie

    Composer: Monk Performers: Thelonious Monk, p; Gary Mapp, b; Art Blakey, d. 15 October 1952.

    • Four Classic Albums.
    • Avid.
    • AMSC964. D2, TR. 6 (3.04).
  • Thelonious Monk

    Little Rootie Tootie

    Composer: Monk Performers: Thelonious Monk, p; Jay McAllister, tu; Robert Northern, frh; Eddie Bert, tb; Donald Byrd, t; Pepper Adams, bs; Charlie Rouse, ts; Phil Woods, as; Sam Jones, b; Art Taylor, d. 28 February 1959

    • The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall.
    • Riverside.
    • OJCCVD1352 (1); Tr. 4 (8.51).
  • Thelonious Monk

    Well You Needn't

    • The Best of Thelonious Monk.
    • Blue Note.
    • 3.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Blue Monk

    Performer: Johnny Griffin. Performer: Thelonious Monk. Performer: Ahmed Abdul-Malik. Performer: Roy Haynes.
    • Thelonius Alone in San Francisco.
    • Riverside.
    • 1.
  • Miles Davis Quintet

    'Round Midnight

    • 'Round About Midnight.
    • Columbia.
    • 1.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Brilliant Corners

    Performer: Thelonious Monk. Performer: Oscar Pettiford. Performer: Ernie Henry. Performer: Sonny Rollins. Performer: Max Roach.
    • Brilliant Corners.
    • Riverside.
    • 1.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Crepuscule With Nellie

    Performer: Shadow Wilson. Performer: Ahmed Abdul-Malik. Performer: Thelonious Monk. Performer: Thelonious Monk. Performer: John Coltrane.
    • At Carnegie Hall / Thelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane.
    • Blue Note.
    • 3.
  • Buddy Rich

    Straight No Chaser

    Performer: Buddy Rich. Performer: The Thelonious Monk Orchestra.
    • The Driver.
    • Philips.
    • 4.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Jackie-Ing

    Performer: Thelonious Monk. Performer: Thelonious Monk, Thad Jones, Charlie Rouse, Sam Jo.
    • 5 by Monk by 5.
    • Riverside.
    • 1.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Darkness On The Delta

    • Big Band and Quartet in Concert.
    • CBS.
    • 3.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Little Rootie Tootie

    Performer: Thelonious Monk. Performer: Thelonious Monk Trio.
    • Four Classic Albums.
    • Avid.
    • 6.

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