Thelonious Monk: Legendary Jazz Composer and Vehement Pianist 

Thelonious Monk - Live In Paris (1965)

Dexter Gordon - Round Midnight (1974)

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.

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)