After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, racial tensions across the country rose. Palo Alto, a largely white college town in California, was not immune to the events of the day. [More]
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]
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]
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]