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Donald Macleod and Brian Priestley begin their exploration of the life and work of jazz legend Thelonious Monk, beginning with a look at his influences and early collaborations.

This week, to mark the centenary of his birth, Donald Macleod and guest Brian Priestley discuss the life and work of jazz composer, pianist, and legend - Thelonious Monk. The week begins with a look at the early years of Monk's career.

Round Midnight
Thelonious Monk (piano)

Round Midnight
Cootie Williams and his Orchestra

Little Boy
Reverend Samuel Kelsey

Overhand (New Froggy Bottom)
Mary Lou Williams and Trio

Nice work if you can get it (George/Ira Gershwin)
Joe Guy, trumpet/vocals
Thelonious Monk, piano
Nick Fenton, bass
Kenny Clarke, drums

Flyin' Hawk
Coleman Hawkins Quartet:
Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax
Thelonious Monk, piano
Edward 'Basie' Robinson, bass
Denzil Decosta Best, drums

Misterioso
Milt Jackson, vibes
Thelonious Monk, piano
John Simmons, bass
Shadow Wilson, drums

In Walked Bud
George Taitt, trumpet
Sahib Shihab, alto sax
Thelonious Monk, piano
Bob Paige, bass
Art Blakey, drums

Straight No Chaser
Sahib Shihab, alto sax
Milt Jackson, vibes
Thelonious Monk, piano
Al McKibbon, bass
Art Blakey, drums

Bemsha Swing (Thelonious Monk/Denzil Best)
Miles Davis, trumpet
Milt Jackson, vibes
Thelonious Monk, piano
Percy Heath, bass
Kenny Clarke, drums

Rhythm-a-ning (alternate take)
Charlie Rouse, tenor sax
Barney Wilen, tenor sax
Thelonious Monk, piano
Sam Jones, bass
Art Taylor, drums

Producer: Lyndon Jones.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 20 Nov 2017 12:00

Music Played

  • Thelonious Monk

    Round Midnight

    Ensemble: Thelonius Monk Quintet.
    • Legacy: 724314.
    • Legacy.
    • 11.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Round Midnight

    Ensemble: Cootie Williams and His Orchestra.
    • Classics Records: 827.
    • Classics Records.
    • 23.
  • Samuel Kelsey

    Little Boy

    • Bd music & wozniak present "a gospel story.
    • BD blues,.
    • 4.
  • Mary Lou Williams

    Overhand - New Froggy Bottom

    • Key Moments.
    • Topaz.
    • 3.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Nice Work if you can Get It

    • Monk & Powell: Nice Work If You Can Get It (Jazz Greats Volume 48).
    • Jazz.
    • 19.
  • Thelonious Monk, Denzil Best & Coleman Hawkins

    Flyin' Hawk

    • JAZZ GREATS-MONK AND POWELL-NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.
    • JAZZ.
    • 7.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Misterioso

    Performer: Thelonious Monk.
    • Complete Blue Note Recordings.
    • Blue Note.
    • 5.
  • George Taitt, Sahib Shihab, Thelonious Monk & Art Blakey

    In Walked Bud

    • Blue Note: CDP 7243 830363.
    • Blue Note.
    • 17.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Straight, No Chaser

    Performer: Thelonious Monk. Performer: Sahib Shihab. Performer: Milt Jackson. Performer: Al McKibbon. Performer: Art Blakey.
    • BLUE NOTE : CDP-781511 2.
    • BLUE NOTE.
    • 6.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Bemsha Swing

    Performer: Milt Jackson. Performer: Miles Davis. Performer: Percy Heath. Performer: Kenny Clarke. Performer: Thelonious Monk.
    • Giants of modern Jazz.
    • Prestige.
    • 4.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Rhythm-a-ning

    Performer: Thelonious Monk.
    • Liaisons Dangereuses (soundtrack to Roger Vadim’s film).
    • Sam Jazz.
    • 1.

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