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Thelonious Monk Centenary

As Thelonious Monk becomes Radio 3's Composer of the Week next Monday, Geoffrey Smith provides a preview with a programme of Monk displaying his distinctive touch at the piano, in solos and trios, standards and originals.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Thelonious Monk

    Well You Needn't

    • The Best of Thelonious Monk.
    • Blue Note.
    • 8.
  • Thelonious Monk

    These Foolish Things

    • Thelonious Monk Trio.
    • Prestige.
    • 10.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    • Thelonious Monk: The Centennial Edition.
    • Sony.
    • 3.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Hackensack

    • Thelonious Monk: The Centennial Edition.
    • Sony.
    • 4.
  • Thelonious Monk

    I Got it Bad And That Ain't Good

    • Thelonious Monk: Four Classic Albums.
    • AVID.
    • 3.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Just You Just Me

    • Thelonious Monk - Three Classic Albums Plus.
    • AVID.
    • 7.
  • Thelonious Monk

    I Surrender, Dear

    • Brilliant Corners.
    • Original Jazz Classics.
    • 5.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Six In One

    • Thelonious Monk Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
    • Sam Records.
    • 3.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Everything Happens To Me

    • Thelonious Monk: Complete 1954-1962 Studio Solo Recordings.
    • Essential Jazz Classics.
    • 5.
  • Thelonious Monk

    When It's Darkness On The Delta

    • Thelonious Monk: Big Band and Quartet in Concert.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • 5.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Don't Blame Me

    • At Newport 1963 & 1965.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • 6.

Playlist

Thelonious Monk
Well You Needn’t

Thelonious Monk
Blue Note CDP 7 95636
2.55
Thelonious Monk, p; Gene Ramey, b; Art Blakey, d

Thelonious Monk
These Foolish Things

Marvell-Strachey-Link
Prestige 0888072301641
2.43
Thelonious Monk, p; Gary Mapp, b; Max Roach, d

Thelonious Monk
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Otto Harbach and Jerome Kern
Sony  88985472342
3.23
Thelonious Monk, p

Thelonious Monk 
Hackensack

Thelonious Monk
Sony  88985472342
2.59
Thelonious Monk, p

Thelonious Monk
I Got it Bad and that Ain’t Good

Ellington and Webster
Avid AMSC964
5.52
Thelonious Monk, p; Oscar Pettiford, b; Kenny Clarke, d

Thelonious Monk
Just You, Just Me

Klages and Greer
Avid AMSC 1130
7.57
Thelonious Monk, p; Oscar Pettiford, b; Art Blakey, d

Thelonious Monk
I Surrender Dear

Clifford-Barris
Riverside 0888072305014
5.25
Thelonious Monk, p

Thelonious Monk
Six in One

Thelonious Monk
Sam Records SRS-1-CD
 4.25
Thelonious Monk, p; Charlie Rouse, ts; Barney Wilen, ts; Sam Jones, b; Art Taylor, d

Thelonious Monk
Everything Happens to Me

Dennis and Adair
Essential Jazz Classics EJC 55709
5.35
Thelonious Monk, p

Thelonious Monk
When It’s Darkness on the Delta

A.J. Neiburg-M. Symes-J. Livingston
Columbia/Legacy 88697995802
5.16
Thelonious Monk, p; Thad Jones, cornet; Nick Travis, tpt; Eddie Bert, tbn; Steve Lacy, sop; Phil Woods, as, cl; Charlie Rouse, ts; Gene Allen, bs, b cl, cl; Butch Warren, b; Frankie Dunlop, d

Thelonious Monk
Don’t Blame Me

J. McHugh-D. Fields
Columbia/Legacy 88697995802
2.53  
Thelonious Monk, p

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