5 by Monk by 5 is an album by the jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, recorded in 1959. It contains five of Monk’s original compositions performed by a quintet. “As the ’50s drew to a close, [More]
Piano Solo is a 1954 album by American jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, recorded in Paris, France. “If you own any of the Riverside or Columbia sides of Monk playing alone, you still need [More]
It’s Monk’s Time is the sixth album Thelonious Monk released in 1964 for Columbia Records, featuring three original compositions as well as three jazz standards. AllMuѕіс Rеvіеw by Lіndѕау Plаnеr: Althоugh оftеn unrіghtfullу mаlіgnеd bу [More]
Thelonious Monk with John Coltraneis a 1961 album by Thelonious Monk issued on Jazzland Records, a subsidiary of Riverside Records. It consists of material recorded four years earlier when Monk worked extensively with John Coltrane, [More]
Straight, No Chaser is the sixth studio album by American jazz pianist Thelonious Monk under the production of Teo Macero for Columbia. Track listing: “Locomotive” (Th. Monk) – 6:40 “I Didn’t Know About You” (Duke Ellington) – [More]
Misterioso is a 1958 live album by American jazz ensemble the Thelonious Monk Quartet. By the time of its recording, pianist and bandleader Thelonious Monk had overcome an extended period of career difficulties, including the [More]
Thelonious Alone in San Francisco is jazz pianist Thelonious Monk‘s third solo album, released in 1959. It was recorded in Fugazi Hall, San Francisco, California on October 21 and 22, 1959, but without an audience present. [More]
Brilliant Corners is a studio album by American jazz musician Thelonious Monk. It was his third album for Riverside Records, and the first, for this label, to include his own compositions. The complex title track [More]
Monk’s Dream is the first album Thelonious Monk released on Columbia Records. It was recorded in 1962 and issued the following year. AllMusic Review by Lindsay Planer: Monk’s Dream is the Columbia Records debut release [More]