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Playlist of Thelonious Monk

  • Miles Davis Meets Thelonious Monk | Essential Jazz


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    01 Bags' Groove (Take 1) 00:00
    02 Bemsha Swing 11:14
    03 Swing Spring 20:44
    04 The Man I Love (Take 1) 31:28

    Recorded in New York, December 24, 1954 • Digitally Remastered 2020

    MILES DAVIS and the Modern Jazz Giants
    Miles Davis - trumpet
    Milt Jackson - vibraphone
    Thelonious Monk - piano
    Percy Heath - bass
    Kenny Clarke - drums

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  • thelonious monk - dont blame me


    live in denmark, 1966-04-17

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  • Thelonious Monk ‎– Something In Blue 1971 Full Album


    This is just for share! All COPYRIGHT DOES NOT BELONG TO ME!
    Enjoy! We All deserve it!

    00:00 1. Blue Sphere
    02:24 2. Hackensack
    10:17 3. Nice Work If You Can Get It
    15:28 4. Criss Cross
    19:11 5. Something In Blue
    25:49 6. Evidence
    31:12 7. Jackie-ing
    34:38 8. Nutty

    Label: Polydor
    Piano – Thelonious Monk
    Bass – Al McKibbon
    Drums – Art Blakey
    Engineer – John Timperley
    Producer – Alan Bates
    Written-By – Thelonious Monk

  • Thelonious Monk - Live In Paris 1964


    Thelonious Monk Quartet
    Maison de l'ORTF, Paris. 02/23/64

    Charlie Rouse (ts)
    Thelonious Monk (p)
    Edward Butch Warren (b)
    Ben Riley (d)

    Four In One
    I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
    Straight No Chaser
    Well, You Needn't
    Blue Monk
    Sweet And Lovely
    Bright Mississippi

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  • Thelonious Monk Epistrophy


    Monk in JAPAN 1963 with Charlie Rouse

  • Thelonious Monk - I Mean You


    The Thelonious Monk concert film Paris 1969 features the legendary pianist & composer in a triumphant performance with his Quartet at the Salle Pleyel concert hall in Paris on December 15, 1969. Paris 1969 is available now from Blue Note Records on CD/DVD, CD, or vinyl:

    Music video by Thelonious Monk performing I Mean You. (C) 2013 Laser Swing Productions S.A., Switzerland Under Exclusive License to Blue Note Records

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  • Thelonious Monk quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie hall full album


    NEW VERSION HERE - without the gaps.

  • Thelonious Monk Quartet - Round Midnight


    Thelonious Monk Quartet - Round Midnight
    Thelonious Monk(p) Charlie Rouse(ts) Larry Gales(b) Ben Riley(ds)
    Recorded in Norway 1966 dvd LIVE in '66

    My favourite version of this tune. Look out for those elbow moves!

  • Thelonious Monk Quartet, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles, march 10th, 1963


    Monk's Dream 00:12
    Drums solo 07:40
    Criss Cross 12:19
    Rhythm-a-ning 17:34
    Epistrophy 23:38
    Evidence 24:50
    Ruby my dear 31:39
    Bright Mississippi 40:00

    Thelonious Monk (piano), Charlie Rouse (sax), John Ore (bass), Frankie Dunlop (drums).

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  • Thelonious Monk - Live At Berliner Jazztage


    1.Satin Doll
    2.Sophisticated Lady
    5.Unknown Monk Tune
    6.Blues For Duke
    7.And I Love Her (Bonus)

    Live At The Berlin Jazz Festival 1969

    # 1-5:
    Thelonious Monk - piano

    # 6:
    Thelonious Monk - piano
    Joe Turner - piano
    Hans Rettenbacher - bass
    Stu Martin - drums

    # 7 (Bonus):
    Sarah Vaughan - vocal
    Johnny Veith - piano
    Gus Mancuso - bass
    Eddy Pucci - drums

  • Thelonious Monk - 1964 - Maison de la Radio, Paris - Bootleg Remaster - HD


    Bootleg Wizard's remastered version of a rare Thelonious Monk live recording at Maison De La Radio, Paris, France. 02/23/64

    00:00:00 01 - Four In One
    00:11:08 02 - I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
    00:23:11 03 - Straight No Chaser
    00:34:35 04 - Well You Needn't
    00:43:42 05 - Epistrophy
    00:48:41 06 - Blue Monk
    00:59:38 07 - Sweet And Lovely
    01:16:39 08 - Hackensack
    01:25:04 09 - Rhythm-A-Ning
    01:35:12 10 - Bright Mississippi
    01:42:36 11 - Epistrophy

    Lineup :
    Thelonious Monk - Piano
    Charlie Rouse - Tenor Saxophone
    Butch Warren - Double Bass
    Ben Riley - Drums

    The original file is a soundboard recording uploaded by Guitars101. The sound quality is really surprising for a 64 recording, although high frequencies were really pushed too much, and the ride was really painful. (Don't know if it comes for the original mix, or EQ when converting from tape, probably both). It should now give a good listening experience on most sound systems.

    Picture by W. Eugene Smith, NYC, 1959.

  • Blue Monk, Thelonius Monk


    Considerado extraordinário músico de jazz, chegou a produzir inclusive uma ópera, com seu estilo característico ao piano.

  • Thelonious Monk - Ruby, My Dear


    Thelonious Monk - Ruby, My Dear. From 'Solo Monk'.

  • Thelonious Monk - Caravan


    Thelonious Monk Plays the Music of Duke Ellington (1955)


    Thelonious Monk (Piano)
    Oscar Pettiford (Bass)
    Kenny Clarke (Drums)
    Orrin Keepnews (Producer)

  • Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk


    Blue Monk recorded in 1958

  • Thelonious Monk - Straight,No Chaser /Classic Modern Jazz


    Thelonious Monk - Straight,No Chaser 1967 / Classic Modern Jazz / Straight,No Chaser is just one of the many Modern Jazz Standards that have been composed by Thelonious Monk /

  • Thelonious Monk Piano Solo - Round Midnight


    Monk performing his tune 'Round Midnight. Recorded December 15th 1969

  • Thelonius Monk - live 1966 Jazz Icons DVD


  • Interview de Thelonious Monk


  • Thelonious Monk - Mønk


    This performance, a mixture of Monk originals and interpretations of standards, showcases Monk at his prime: full of avant-garde flair and wit, but always with a swinging feel that explains his title as the 'High Priest of Bebop'. The music was recorded live in Copenhagen in 1963 at the peak of the pianist's career. A year later he was to feature on the cover of TIME magazine, one of only for 4 Jazz artists ever to do so.


    Thelonious Monk - piano
    Charlie Rouse - tenor saxophone
    John Ore - double bass
    Frankie Dunlop - drums

    00:00 - Bye-Ya
    09:42 - Nutty
    19:15 - I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
    28:02 - Body and Soul
    33:47 - Monk's Dream

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  • Thelonious Monk - Misterioso


    Version from compilation album ''1962-1968''

  • Thelonious Monk - Ask Me Now


    Thelonious Monk - Ask Me Now. From 'Solo Monk'.

  • Thelonious Monk Quartet Live in Paris - 1966


    Thelonious Monk Quartet Live at Studio 104, Maison de la Radio, Paris, France; March 20, 1966.
    01. I Love You (Sweetheart Of All My Dreams) (Art Fitch, Bert Lowe, Kay Fitch)
    02. Lulu’s Back In Town (Harry Warren, Al Dubin)
    03. Just A Gigolo (Leonello Casucci, Irving Caesar)
    04. I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (George Bassman, Ned Washington)
    05. Epistrophy (Thelonious Monk)
    06. Off Minor (Thelonious Monk)
    07. Sweet And Lovely (Gus Arnheim, Charles N. Daniels, Harry Tobias)
    08. I Mean You (Thelonious Monk)
    09. Crepuscule With Nellie (Thelonious Monk)
    10. Epistrophy (Thelonious Monk)
    Thelonious Monk - piano
    Charlie Rouse - tenor sax
    Larry Gales - bass
    Ben Riley - drums

    After extended negotiations, Monk signed in 1962 with Columbia Records, one of the big four American record labels of the day. Monk’s relationship with Riverside had soured over disagreements concerning royalty payments and had concluded with a brace of European live albums; he had not recorded a studio album since 5 by Monk by 5 in June 1959.
    Working with producer Teo Macero on his debut for Columbia, the sessions in the first week of November had a lineup that had been with him for two years: tenor saxophonist Rouse (who worked with Monk from 1959 to 1970), bassist John Ore, and drummer Frankie Dunlop. Monk’s Dream, his first Columbia album, was released in 1963. Columbia’s resources allowed Monk to be promoted more heavily than earlier in his career. Monk’s Dream became the best-selling LP of his lifetime, and on February 28, 1964, he appeared on the cover of Time magazine, being featured in the article “The Loneliest Monk”. The cover article was originally supposed to run in November 1963, but it was postponed due to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. According to biographer Kelley, the 1964 Time appearance came because “Barry Farrell, who wrote the cover story, wanted to write about a jazz musician and almost by default Monk was chosen, because they thought Ray Charles and Miles Davis were too controversial. … [Monk] wasn’t so political. …of course, I challenge that [in the biography],” Kelley wrote. Monk continued to record studio albums, including Criss Cross, also in 1963, and Underground, in 1968. But by the Columbia years his compositional output was limited, and only his final Columbia studio record, Underground, featured a substantial number of new tunes, including his only 3-4 time piece, “Ugly Beauty”. As had been the case with Riverside, his period with Columbia contains many live albums, including Miles and Monk at Newport (1963), Live at the It Club, and Live at the Jazz Workshop, the latter two recorded in 1964, the last not being released until 1982. After the departure of Ore and Dunlop, the remainder of the rhythm section in Monk’s quartet during the bulk of his Columbia period was Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums, both of whom joined in 1964. Along with Rouse, they remained with Monk for over four years, his longest-serving band.

  • Chad LB Trio - Blue Monk


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    Chad LB Trio - Blue Monk (Thelonious Monk)
    Chad LB - Tenor Saxophone
    Dan Chmielinski - Bass
    Allan Mednard - Drums

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    Video by Austin Kruczek

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  • Thelonious Monk - Misterioso


    Misterioso (1958)


    Thelonious Monk (Piano)
    Ahmed Abdul-Malik (Bass)
    Johnny Griffin (Tenor Saxophone)
    Roy Haynes (Drums)
    Orrin Keepnews (Producer)
    Ray Fowler (Recording Engineer)

  • The Thelonious Monk Quartet Live in Amsterdam - 1961


    The Thelonious Monk Quartet at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, The Netherlands, 1961-04-15.
    The First European Concert.
    1. Jackie-ing
    2. Crepuscle With Nellie
    3. off Minor
    4. Straight, No Chaser
    5. Evidence
    6. Bemsha Swing
    7. Well You Needn't
    8. 'Round Midnight
    9. I Mean You

    Thelonious Monk - piano
    Charlie Rouse - tenor sax
    John Ore - bass
    Frankie Dunlop - drums

  • Thelonious Monk - Im..


  • Clark Terry Meets Thelonious Monk Side1


    This is a 1958 Vinyl that I have converted to digital. Clark Terry on Fleugelhorn, T. Monk on Piano, with Sam Jones - Bass, and Philly Joe Jones on Drums. The Tracks are: 1. Globetrotter, 2. One Foot in the Gutter, 3. Trust in Me, 4. Let's Cool One

  • Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane - Trinkle Tinkle


    DISCLAIMER: All music, lyrics, videos and photos, remain copyright of their respective owners. No infringement intended. Used for the Artist's promotional purposes only.
    If you like this recording, I strongly recommend you buying the record.

  • Straight, No Chaser


    Straight, No Chaser · Thelonious Monk

    Straight, No Chaser

    ℗ Originally released 1966. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

    Released on: 1996-08-27

    Drums: Ben Riley
    Piano: Thelonius Monk
    Bass: Larry Gales
    Tenor Saxophone: Charlie Rouse
    Producer: Teo Macero

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  • Thelonious Monk - Pannonica


    Thelonious Monk - Pannonica

  • Thelonious Monk Straight, No Chaser


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    at about 3:30, song ends, and Monk is not happy with producer's response to his question. Very cool look at the inner workings of a jazz legend.

    Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser. Filmmaker Bruce Ricker couldn't believe his luck. Michael and Christian Blackwood's extensive 1968 footage of the groundbreaking modern jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, including the only footage of the very private Monk off stage, was in excellent condition. The reels were, in Ricker's words, just sitting there like the Dead Sea Scrolls of jazz. Ricker, as co-producer, joins director and fellow producer Charlotte Zwerin (Gimme Shelter), executive producer Clint Eastwood and others to bring these scrolls to astonishing life. Their Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser combines the Blackwood's rare footage of Monk in studio on tour and behind the scenes with new interviews, archival photos and more to create a landmark aural and visual treat. Year: 1988 Director: Charlotte Zwerin

  • Thelonious Monk - Epistrophy


    Enjoy!! ^^

  • Thelonious Monk - I Love You


    Thelonious Monk - I Love You. From 'Monk.'. Monk (p), Charlie Rouse (ts), Larry Gales (b), Ben Riley (d).

  • Rhythm-a-Ning - Thelonious Monk - Backing Track / Play Along


    Rhythm-a-Ning - Thelonious Monk, C - Version

  • Thelonious Monk : Blue Monk


    From Jazz on a Summer Day

  • Thelonious Monk - Boo Boos Birthday


    Thelonious Monk - Boo Boo's Birhtday. Dec 1, 1967. From 'Underground'. Monk (p), Charlie Rouse (ts), Larry Gales (b), Ben Riley (d).

  • Thelonious Monk- Live at Newport- Nutty


  • Thelonious Monk - Japanese Folk Song intro jazz piano cover | 방구석오타쿠


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  • BYE-YA, Thelonious Monk | Performed LIVE by the Jazz Ambassadors


    BYE-YA is a tune composed by pianist Thelonious Monk and was arranged for the Jazz Ambassadors by Sgt. 1st Class Paul White in 2017 to celebrate the anniversary of Monk's 100th birthday on October 10. The arrangement opens with a drum solo by Staff Sgt. Wes Anderson and also features Sgt. Major Andrew Layton on Alto Sax.

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  • Thelonious Monk: It Dont Mean A Thing


    Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 10, 1917 -- February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer considered one of the giants of American music. Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including Epistrophy, 'Round Midnight, Blue Monk, Straight, No Chaser and Well, You Needn't. Monk is the second-most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington, which is particularly remarkable as Ellington composed over 1,000 songs while Monk wrote about 70. His compositions and improvisations are full of dissonant harmonies and angular melodic twists, and are consistent with Monk's unorthodox approach to the piano, which combined a highly percussive attack with abrupt, dramatic use of silences and hesitations. Since this was not a style universally appreciated poet and jazz critic Philip Larkin dismissed Monk as 'the elephant on the keyboard'. Monk's manner was idiosyncratic. Visually, he was renowned for his distinctive style in suits, hats and sunglasses. He was also noted for the fact that at times, while the other musicians in the band continued playing, he would stop, stand up from the keyboard and dance for a few moments before returning to the piano. He is one of five jazz musicians to have been featured on the cover of Time (the other four being Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Wynton Marsalis, and Dave Brubeck) as of 2010...

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    Please Enjoy!

    I send my kind and warm regards,

  • Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane - Sweet and Lovely


    Sweet and Lovely. At Carnegie Hall. 1957. Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane, two of the biggest giants of jazz.

  • Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music Side 1, vinyl LP


    Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue,
    Special Edition, France - 197?
    Blue Note — BST 81.510 U

    00:00 - - - A1 — Round About Midnight (’Round Midnight) (Thelonious Monk) . . . (3.10)
    03:17 - - - A2 — Off Minor (Thelonious Monk) . . . (3.00)
    06:20 - - - A3 — Ruby My Dear (Thelonious Monk) . . . (3.09)
    09:30 - - - A4 — I Mean You (Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins) . . . (2.46)
    12:18 - - - A5 — April In Paris (Vernon Duke) . . . (3.17)
    15:41 - - - A6 — In Walked Bud ((Thelonious Monk) . . . (2.54)
    18:32 - - - End Side a)


    Piano - Thelonious Monk
    Vibraphone - Milt Jackson (A4, B2, B3)
    Trumpet - George Taitt (A1, A6), Idrees Sulieman (B1, B6)
    Alto Saxophone - Sahib Shihab (A1, A6), Danny Quebec West (B1, B6)
    Tenor Saxophone - Billy Smith (B1, B6)
    Bass - Bob Paige (A1, A6), Gene Ramey (A2, A3, A5, B1, B4, B5, B6), John Simmons (A4, B2, B3)
    Drums - Art Blakey (A1, A2, A3, A5, A6, B1, B4, B5, B6), Shadow Wilson (A4, B2, B3)

    Recorded at WOR Studios, New York City,
    on October 15, 24 and November 21, 1947.


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    Please, buy the original records if you are able to. Artists work long hours to give you the best quality so get the best as you can!!

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  • Thelonious Monk - Monks Mood


    Thelonious Himself (1957)


    Thelonious Monk (Piano)
    John Coltrane (Tenor Saxophone)
    Wilbur Ware (Bass)
    Orrin Keepnews (Producer)

  • Art Blakey & Thelonious Monk Evidence Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers W 1957



  • Thelonious Monk . Green Chimneys


    Underground (1968)

    Thelonius Monk: Piano
    Larry Gales: bass
    Charlie Rouse: tenor sax
    Ben Riley: drums

  • Monks Mood Bill Frisell Joe Lovano Paul Motian live 2008


    sax: Joe Lovano
    guitar: Bill Frisell
    drums: Paul Motian

  • Kris Bowers Semi Finals Thelonious Monk


  • THELONIOUS MONK memories of you




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