Thelonious Monk – In Walked Bud

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“In Walked Bud” is a tune written in 1947 by the great Thelonius Monk. The tune was written in tribute to pianist Bud Powell. Based of Irvin Berlin’s tune “Blue Skies”, Monk recorded this tune multiple times throughout his career (

Final track from Monk’s “Thelonious In Action” album.

Recorded live at the Five Spot Cafe, New York, New York on July 9 and August 7, 1958.

Originally released on Riverside (1190).


  • Thelonious Monk – piano
  • Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
  • Ahmed Abdul-Malik – bass
  • Roy Haynes – drums