Thelonious Monk: Legendary Jazz Composer and Vehement Pianist
Thelonious Monk - Live In Paris (1965)
Dexter Gordon - Round Midnight (1974)
Michel Petrucciani - Round midnight (Stuttgarter Jazztage 1993)
Herbie Hancock and Bobby McFerrin Track Song- for the Classic Film "Round Midnight"
McCoy Tyner Trio - Monk's Dream
Thelonious Monk Piano Solo - 'Round Midnight (1969)
Hank Jones - Round Midnight
Thelonious Monk Quartet - Round Midnight in Norway (1966)
Sonny Rollins - Round Midnight
Amazing Interpretations of Theolonoius Monk's Classics by Jazz Giants
"When I was a kid, some of the guys would try to get me to hate white people for what they've been doing to Negroes, and for a while I tried real hard. But every time I got to hating them, some white guy would come along and mess the whole thing up."
-- Thelonious Monk
Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter Quartet
- Round Midnight
Wes Montgomery - Round Midnight
Thelonious Monk Live- Solo Piano in Berlin (1969)
Art Pepper - Round Midnight
John Coltrane and Stan Getz Play Monk
Dexter Gordon and Junior Mance Trio
- Blue Monk (1970)
Thelonious Monk,Charlie Rouse, Larry Gales, Ben Riley in Oslo (1966)
Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter- Blue Monk (1986)
Keith Jarrett Solo Tribute- Round About Midnight
Chik Corea and Gary Burton - Blue Monk
"Working with Monk brought me close to a musical architect of the highest order. I felt I learned from him in every way--through the senses, theoretically, technically. I would talk to Monk about musical problems, and he would sit at the piano and show me the answers just by playing them. I could watch him play and find out the things I wanted to know. Also, I could see a lot of things that I didn't know about at all."
-- John Coltrane, Downbeat (1960)
Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie, Two Giants in Copenhagen (1971)
Arguably, Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) and Duke Ellington are the most interpreted composers ever. Monk was a vehement pianist with a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire.