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Thelonious Monk at 100

In the week of Thelonious Monk's centenary, Alyn Shipton includes music by Monk's quartet, requested by listeners to mark the occasion, amid other suggestions for music from all styles and periods of jazz.

1 hour

Music Played

  • John Donaldson & Thelonious Monk

    Trinkle Trinkle

    • Music Box.
    • Woodville.
    • 1.
  • Buddy Rich and his Big Band & Manny Albam

    Kilimanjaro Cookout

    • The Roar of 74.
    • LRC.
    • 2.
  • Kilimanjaro Dark Jazz Ensemble

    Parallel Corners

    • Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble.
    • Planet Mu.
    • 5.
  • Benny Waters

    I'm In The Mood For Love

    • Plays Songs of Love.
    • JazzPoint.
    • 3.
  • Mezzrow, Wilson & Mezzrow-Bechet Septet

    Saw Mill Man Blues

    • The King Jazz Records Story.
    • Storyville.
    • 2.
  • Sidney Bechet, Johnny Windhurst, Ray Parker, George "Pops" Foster & George Thompson

    Royal Garden Blues

    • Jazz Nocturne Vol 1: Bunk, Bechet and Bocage in Boston.
    • Jazz Crusade.
    • 4.
  • Billie Holiday

    A Fine Romance

    • The Lady Sings.
    • Proper.
    • 10.
  • John Coltrane

    The Last Blues

    • Living Space.
    • Impulse.
    • 7.
  • Bill Evans, Tony Bennett & Bennett, Tony & Bill Evans

    You Must Believe In Spring

    • CONCORD.
    • 10.
  • Keith Jarrett

    Koln Concert - Part Ii C

    • The Koln Concert.
    • ECM.
    • 4.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Lulu's Back In Town

    • It's Monk Time.
    • Columbia.
    • 1.


Artist                 John Donaldson

Title                  Trinkle Tinkle

Composer        Monk

Album              Music Box

Label               Woodville

Number           CD 110 Track 1

Duration          2.58

Performers      John Donaldson, p; Oli Hayhurst, b; Asaf Sirkis, d. 2005.

Artist                Buddy Rich

Title                  Kilimanjaro Cookout

Composer        Manny Albam

Album              Roar of 74

Label               LRC     

Number           24103 Track 2

Duration          6.18

Performers     Buddy Rich (drums); Joe Beck (guitar); Pat La Barbera (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Joe Riomero, Bob Martin, (alto saxophones); John Laws (Baritone); Greg Hopkins, Charlie Davis, John Hoffman, Larry Hall  (trumpet); Alan Kaplan, Keith O’Quinn, John Leys, (trombones); Buddy Budson (piano); Tony Levin (bass guitar); Sam Woodyard (percussion). 1973


Artist             Kilimanjaro Dark Jazz Ensemble

Title               Parallel Corners

Composer     Kiers / Kohnen

Album           Kilimanjaro Dark Jazz Ensemble        

Label             Planet Mu

Number         ZIQ141 Track 5

Duration        3.36

Performers    Nina Hitz, cello; Hilary Jeffries, tb; Jason Kohnen, g, b; Gideon Kiers, kb, programming. 2006


Artist               Benny Waters

Title                 I’m In The Mood For Love

Composer        Fields, McHugh

Album              Plays Songs of Love

Label               JazzPoint

Number           1039 Track 3

Duration          6.31

Performers     Benny Waters, ts; Red Richards, p; Vic Juris, g; John Williams, Jr, b; Jackie Williams, d; 1993.


Artist               Mezzrow – Bechet Septet

Title                 Saw Mill Man Blues

Composer        Mezzrow / Wilson

Album              King Jazz Records Story

Label               Storyville

Number           1088611 CD 2 Track 2

Duration          2.59

Performers     Hot Lips Page, t; Sidney Bechet, ss; Mezz Mezzrow, cl; Sammy Price, p; Danny Barker, g; Pops Foster, b; Sid Catlett, d; Cousin Joe, v. 30 June 1945.

Artist               Sidney Bechet

Title                 Royal Garden Blues

Composer        Williams

Album              Jazz Nocturne 1: Bunk, Bocage and Bechet in Boston

Label               Jazz Crusade

Number           3036 Track 4

Duration          2.39

Performers     Bunk Johnson (tpt), Sidney Bechet (clt), Ray Parker (pno), 'Pops' Foster (bs) and George Thompson (dms).  Boston, 3 April 1945


Artist               Billie Holiday

Title                 A Fine Romance

Composer        Fields, Kern

Album              The Lady Sings

Label               Proper

Number           Properbox 26 CD 1 Track 10

Duration          2.49

Performers      Bunny Berigan, t; Irving Fazola, cl; Clyde Hart, p; Dick McDonough, g; Artie Bernstein, b; Cozy Cole, d; Billie Holiday, v; 29 Sept, 1936


Artist               John Coltrane

Title                 The Last Blues

Composer        Coltrane

Album              The Classic Quartet - Complete Studio Recordings

Label               Impulse

Number           IMPD8 280 CD  4 t 7

Duration          4.22

Performers      John Coltrane, ts; Jimmy Garrison, b; Elvin Jones, d. June 1965.


Artist               Bill Evans / Tony Bennett

Title                 You Must Believe In Spring

Composer        Bergman, Bergman and Demy

Album              Together Again

Label               Improv (Concord)

Number           7117

Duration          5.51

Performers      Tony Bennett, v; Bill Evans, p. 1977.


Artist               Keith Jarrett

Title                 Köln Concert Part IIc

Composer        Jarrett

Album              The Köln Concert

Label               ECM

Number           810 067-2 Track 4

Duration          EOM 5.33

Performers      Keith Jarrett, p. 24 Jan 1975


Artist               Thelonious Monk

Title                 Lulu’s Back in Town

Composer        Dubin / Warren

Album              It’s Monk’s Time

Label               Columbia

Number           CS 8984 Track 1

Duration          9.55

Performers     Monk, p; Charlie Rouse, ts;  Butch Warren, b; Ben Riley, d.  1964


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