Thelonious Monk



Thelonious Monk

Rating
Active
1940 to 1973
Born
October 10, 1917 in Rocky Mount
Died
February 17, 1982
Location
New York, NY, United States
Biography
Thelonious Sphere Monk (/θəˈloʊniəs/, October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer. Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "'Round Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Straight, No Chaser", "Ruby, My Dear", "In Walked Bud", and "Well, You Needn't". Monk is the second most-recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington, which is particularly remarkable as Ellington composed more than a thousand pieces, whereas Monk wrote about 70.
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Top Songs by Thelonious Monk


Sweet and Lovely

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The Complete Columbia Studio Solo Recordings of Thelonious Monk: 1962-1968

Dinah (take 2)

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Sweet & Lovely

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The Complete Columbia Studio Solo Recordings of Thelonious Monk: 1962-1968

Sweet and Lovely (take 2)

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The Complete Columbia Studio Solo Recordings of Thelonious Monk: 1962-1968

Everything Happens to Me (take 3)

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Body and Soul - Take 1

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Everything Happens to Me

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BD Music & Cabu Present

'Round About Midnight

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Don't Blame Me

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Paris 1969 (Live From Salle Pleyel, Paris, France/1969)

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Thelonious Alone in San Francisco

Thelonious Alone in San Francisco

Thelonious Monk June 14, 2011

8 Tracks

We See

We See

Thelonious Monk April 10, 2011

17 Tracks

Monk's Music [Original Jazz Classics Remasters]

Monk's Music [Original Jazz Classics Remasters]

Thelonious Monk March 15, 2011

6 Tracks

Thelonious Himself

Thelonious Himself

Thelonious Monk September 16, 2008

9 Tracks

Paris 1969

Paris 1969

Thelonious Monk September 1, 2008

10 Tracks

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