Thelonious Monk Discography

1941 (age 24)

Charlie Christian's Jam Session

Thelonious Monk (piano) Charlie Christian (guitar) Nick Fenton (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
"Minton's Playhouse", NYC, May 12, 1941
Swing To Bop (Topsy)Esoteric ES 548; Everest FS 219
* Esoteric ES 548; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1932-2   Charlie Christian/Dizzy Gillespie - After Hours
* Everest FS 219   Various Artists - Live Sessions At Minton's

Charlie Christian's Jam Session

Joe Guy, unknown (trumpet) unknown (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Charlie Christian (guitar) Nick Fenton (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
"Minton's Playhouse", NYC, May, 1941
Stompin' At The Savoy (Down On Teddy's Hill)Esoteric ES 548; Everest FS 219
* Esoteric ES 548; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1932-2   Charlie Christian/Dizzy Gillespie - After Hours
* Everest FS 219   Various Artists - Live Sessions At Minton's

Hot Lips Page's Jam Session

Joe Guy, Hot Lips Page, unknown trumpet #3 (trumpet) Herbie Fields (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
"Minton's Playhouse", NYC, 1941
Sweet LorraineXanadu 107
add unknown trumpet #4 (trumpet)
My Melancholy Baby-
* Xanadu 107   Joe Guy/Hot Lips Page - Trumpet Battle At Minton's

Charlie Christian's Jam Session

Joe Guy (trumpet) Kermit Scott (tenor saxophone) unknown or Thelonious Monk (piano) Charlie Christian (guitar) Nick Fenton (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
"Minton's Playhouse", NYC, 1941
Rhythm-A-NingXanadu 107
* Xanadu 107   Joe Guy/Hot Lips Page - Trumpet Battle At Minton's

Joe Guy's Jam Session

Joe Guy (trumpet) Thelonious Monk (piano) Nick Fenton (bass)
NYC, 1941
Rhythm RiffXanadu 112
add Kenny Clarke (drums)
Nice Work If You Can Get It-
add Al Sears (tenor saxophone)
Down-
I Found A Million Dollar Baby-
Joe Guy (trumpet) Thelonious Monk (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
You're A Lucky Guy-
* Xanadu 112   Joe Guy/Billie Holiday - Harlem Odyssey

Roy Eldridge's Jam Session

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Herbie Fields (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
NYC, 1941
Body And SoulXanadu 123
Roy Eldridge, Joe Guy (trumpet) unknown (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) unknown (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Indiana-
* Xanadu 123   Harry Edison/Hot Lips Page - Sweets, Lips And Lots Of Jazz

Hot Lips Page's Jam Session

Hot Lips Page (trumpet) unknown (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) unknown (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, 1941
Baby LipsXanadu 123
Joe Guy, Hot Lips Page (trumpet) Herbie Fields (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
Sweet Georgia BrownOnyx ORI 207
omit Fields
Topsy-
* Xanadu 123   Harry Edison/Hot Lips Page - Sweets, Lips And Lots Of Jazz
* Onyx ORI 207   Hot Lips Page - After Hours In Harlem

Don Byas' Jam Session

Joe Guy (trumpet) Don Byas (tenor saxophone) unknown (tenor saxophone -2) Thelonious Monk (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Helen Humes (vocals)
"Minton's Playhouse", NYC, 1941
1.StardustOnyx ORI 208
2.Exactly Like You-
Joe Guy (trumpet) unknown (trumpet -1) Don Byas (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) unknown (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
1.I Can't Give You Anything But Love-
2.Indiana-
* Onyx ORI 208   Don Byas - Midnight At Minton's

1944

Coleman Hawkins Quartet

Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Edward "Bass" Robinson (bass) Denzil Best (drums)
NYC, October 19, 1944
On The BeanJoe Davis 8251; Prestige PR 7824, PRCD 24124-2; Milestone M 47015
Recollections-
Flyin' HawkJoe Davis 8250; Prestige PR 7824, PRCD 24124-2; Milestone M 47015
Drifting On A Reed-
* Prestige PR 7824   Coleman Hawkins - Bean And The Boys
* Milestone M 47015   Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Flies
* Prestige PRCD 24124-2   Coleman Hawkins - Bean And The Boys
* Joe Davis 8251; Jazz Selection (F) 510   Coleman Hawkins - Recollections / On The Bean
* Joe Davis 8250; Jazz Selection (F) 508   Coleman Hawkins - Drifting On A Reed / Flyin' Hawk

1946

Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra

Dave Burns, Talib Dawud, Kenny Dorham, John Lynch, Elmon Wright (trumpet) Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Leon Comegys, Charles Greenlea, Alim Moore (trombone) Howard Johnson, Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Ray Abrams, Warren Luckey (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone -8/11) Thelonious Monk (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
"Spotlight Lounge", Washington, DC, May-June, 1946
1.Our DelightHi-Fly H 01
2.Ray's Idea-
3.Cool Breeze-
4.One Bass Hit-
5.Groovin' High-
6.Second Balcony Jump-
7.unknown title-
8.'Round Midnight-
9.Oo-Bup-Sh' Bam-
10.The Man I Love-
11.Things To Come-
* Hi-Fly H 01   Dizzy Gillespie '46 Live At The Spotlite

Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Sarah Vaughan (vocals)
"Spotlight Lounge", Washington, DC, June, 1946
Don't Blame MeHi-Fly H 01
* Hi-Fly H 01   Dizzy Gillespie '46 Live At The Spotlite

1947 (age 30)

Thelonious Monk Sextet

Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Danny Quebec West (alto saxophone) Billy Smith (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 15, 1947
BN308-2HumphBlue Note 560, BLP 5009, BLP 1510
BN309-1Evonce (alt. take)Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011
BN309-4EvonceBlue Note 547, BLP 1511
BN310-1Suburban EyesBlue Note 542, BLP 5009, BLP 1511
BN310-2Suburban Eyes (alt. take)Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011
BN311-0TheloniousBlue Note 542, BLP 5002, BLP 1510
* Blue Note BLP 1510, BST 81510 (pseudo stereo)   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 1
= Blue Note BN-LA579-H2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius
= Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011   More Genius Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BLP 1511, BST 81511 (pseudo stereo)   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
= Blue Note BN-LA579-H2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius
= Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BLP 5009   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5002   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music
* Blue Note 560   Thelonious Monk - Humph / Misterioso
* Blue Note 547   Thelonious Monk - Evonce / Off Minor
* Blue Note 542   Thelonious Monk - Thelonious / Suburban Eyes

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 24, 1947
BN312-0Nice Work If You Can Get It (alt. take)Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011
BN312-1Nice Work If You Can Get ItBlue Note 1575, BLP 5009, BLP 1511
BN313-0Ruby, My Dear (alt. take)Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011
BN313-1Ruby, My DearBlue Note 549, BLP 5002, BLP 1510
BN314-0Well, You Needn'tBlue Note 543, BLP 5002, BLP 1510
BN314-1Well, You Needn't (alt. take)Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011
BN315-0April In Paris (alt. take)-
BN315-1April In ParisBlue Note 1575, BLP 1510
BN317-1Off MinorBlue Note 547, BLP 5002, BLP 1510
BN316-3IntrospectionBlue Note BLP 1510
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011   More Genius Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BLP 1511, BST 81511 (pseudo stereo)   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
= Blue Note BN-LA579-H2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius
= Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BLP 1510, BST 81510 (pseudo stereo)   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 1
= Blue Note BN-LA579-H2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius
= Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BLP 5009   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5002   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music
* Blue Note 1575   Thelonious Monk - Nice Work If You Can Get It / April In Paris
* Blue Note 549   Thelonious Monk - Ruby, My Dear / Evidence
* Blue Note 543   Thelonious Monk - 'Round Midnight / Well, You Needn't
* Blue Note 547   Thelonious Monk - Evonce / Off Minor

Thelonious Monk Quintet

George Taitt (trumpet) Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Bob Paige (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, November 21, 1947
BN318-3In Walked BudBlue Note 548, 45-1664, BLP 5009, BLP 1510
BN319-0Monk's MoodBlue Note 1565, BLP 1511
BN320-0Who KnowsBlue Note 1565, BLP 5009, BLP 1511
BN321-1'Round MidnightBlue Note 543, 45-1664, BLP 5002, BLP 1510, BLP 1001, BST2 84433, BST 89902
BN320-7Who Knows (alt. take)Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011
* Blue Note BLP 1510, BST 81510 (pseudo stereo)   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 1
= Blue Note BN-LA579-H2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius
= Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BLP 1511, BST 81511 (pseudo stereo)   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
= Blue Note BN-LA579-H2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius
= Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BLP 1001   Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album
= Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001   Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz
* Blue Note BST2 84433   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 1
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011   More Genius Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BLP 5009   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5002   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music
* Blue Note 45-1664   Thelonious Monk - 'Round Midnight / In Walked Bud
* Blue Note 548   Thelonious Monk - In Walked Bud / Epistrophy
* Blue Note 1565   Thelonious Monk - Who Knows / Monk's Mood
* Blue Note 543   Thelonious Monk - 'Round Midnight / Well, You Needn't

1948

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Thelonious Monk (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WNYC radio broadcast, "Festival Of American Music", February 16, 1948
All The Things You AreChazzer 2002
Just You, Just Me-
Suburban Eyes-
* Chazzer 2002   The Vibes Are On Art Tatum/Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Simmons (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums) Kenny Pancho Hagood (vocals -1/3)
Apex Studios, NYC, July 2, 1948
1. BN326-3All The Things You AreBlue Note 1201, BN-LA579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61012
2. BN327-1I Should Care (alt. take)Blue Note BN-LA579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61012
3. BN327-2I Should CareBlue Note 1201; Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61012
4. BN328-0EvidenceBlue Note 549, BLP 1509, BN-LA579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101
5. BN329-0MisteriosoBlue Note 560, BLP 5002, BLP 1510
6. BN329-1Misterioso (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1509, BN-LA579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101
7. BN330-0EpistrophyBlue Note 548, BLP 1510, BST 89902
8. BN331-1I Mean YouBlue Note 1564, BLP 5002, BLP 1510
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61012   Thelonious Monk And Milt Jackson
* Blue Note BLP 1509, BST 81509 (pseudo stereo)   Milt Jackson And The Thelonious Monk Quintet
* Blue Note BLP 1510, BST 81510 (pseudo stereo)   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 1
= Blue Note BN-LA579-H2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius
= Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 5002   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music
* Blue Note 1201   Thelonious Monk - All The Things You Are / I Should Care
* Blue Note 549   Thelonious Monk - Ruby, My Dear / Evidence
* Blue Note 560   Thelonious Monk - Humph / Misterioso
* Blue Note 548   Thelonious Monk - In Walked Bud / Epistrophy
* Blue Note 1564   Thelonious Monk - I Mean You / Tadd Dameron - Symphonette

1950

Charlie Parker - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, June 6, 1950
410-4BloomdidoMercury 11058, MGC 512; Clef MGC 639; Verve MGV 8006, MGV 8194, MGV 8230, MGV 8341, V/V6 8409, V6 8787, V3HB 8840, VE2 2501
411-3An Oscar For TreadwellVerve MGV 8006
411-4-Mercury 11082, MGC 512; Verve MGV 8006, MGV 8002, VE2 2501
412-3MohawkVerve MGV 8006
412-6-Mercury 11082, MGC 512; Verve MGV 8006, MGV 8002, V3HB 8840, VE2 2501
413-0My Melancholy Baby (coda rehearsal)Verve (J) J00J-29001/10
413-1My Melancholy Baby-
413-2-Mercury 11058, MGC 512; Verve MGV 8006, V6 8787, VE2 2501
414-1Leap FrogVerve (J) J00J-29001/10
414-2--
414-3--
414-4-Verve MGV 8006, VE2 2501
414-5-Verve (J) J00J-29001/10
414-6-Mercury 11076, MGC 512; Verve MGV 8006, MGV 8002, V6 8787, V3HB 8840, VE2 2501
414-7-Verve (J) J00J-29001/10
414-9--
414-10--
415-1Relaxin' With Lee-
415-2-Verve MGV 8006, V3HB 8840
415-3-Mercury 11076, MGC 512; Verve MGV 8006, VE2 2501
415-5-Verve (J) J00J-29001/10
* Clef MGC 639   Various Artists - Our Best
* Verve MGV 8006   The Genius Of Charlie Parker #4 - Bird And Diz
* Verve MGV 8194   Various Artists - Verve Compendium Of Jazz #1
* Verve MGV 8230   Various Artists - The Anatomy Of Improvisation
* Verve MGV 8341   Various Artists - Special College Jazz Album (complimentary record)
* Verve V/V6 8409   The Essential Charlie Parker
* Verve V6 8787   Charlie Parker - The Bird Set
* Verve V3HB 8840   Charlie Parker - Return Engagement
* Verve VE2 2501   Charlie Parker - The Verve Years 1948-1950
* Verve MGV 8002   The Charlie Parker Story #3
= Verve MGV 8100-3   The Charlie Parker Story
* Verve (J) J00J-29001/10   The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve - Bird
* Mercury MGC 512; Clef MGC 512; Universal (J) UCCV 9034   Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie - Bird And Diz
* Mercury 11058, 11058x45; Clef 11058, 11058x45   Charlie Parker - Bloomdido / My Melancholy Baby
* Mercury 11082, 11082x45; Clef 11082, 11082x45   Charlie Parker - An Oscar For Treadwell / Mohawk
* Mercury 11076, 11076x45; Clef 11076, 11076x45   Charlie Parker - Leap Frog / Relaxin' With Lee

1951

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone -1/6) Milt Jackson (vibraphone -1/6,9) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, July 23, 1951
1. BN392-1Four In OneBlue Note 1589, BLP 5009, BLP 1511
2. BN392-2Four In One (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1509, BN-LA579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101
3. BN393-0Criss CrossBlue Note 1590, BLP 5011, BLP 1509, BST 89903, BN-LA579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note BST2 84429
4. BN393-1Criss Cross (alt. take)Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61012
5. BN394-0EronelBlue Note 1590, BLP 5011, BLP 1509, BN-LA579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101
6. BN395-0Straight, No ChaserBlue Note 1589, BLP 5009, BLP 1511
7. BN396-0Ask Me Now (alt. take)Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61012
8. BN396-1Ask Me NowBlue Note 1591, BLP 1511
9. BN397-0Willow Weep For MeBlue Note 1591, 45-1646, BLP 5011, BLP 1509, BN-LA579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101
* Blue Note BLP 1511, BST 81511 (pseudo stereo)   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
= Blue Note BN-LA579-H2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius
= Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BLP 1509, BST 81509 (pseudo stereo)   Milt Jackson And The Thelonious Monk Quintet
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BST2 84429   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 1
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61012   Thelonious Monk And Milt Jackson
* Blue Note BLP 5009   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5011   Milt Jackson - Wizard Of The Vibes
= Vogue (E) LDE 044   Milt Jackson And His New Group
= Vogue (F) LD 138   Milt Jackson And His New Group - Wizard Of The Vibes
* Blue Note 45-1646   Milt Jackson - Lillie / Willow Weep For Me
* Blue Note 1589   Thelonious Monk - Four In One / Straight, No Chaser
* Blue Note 1590   Thelonious Monk - Criss Cross / Eronel
* Blue Note 1591   Thelonious Monk - Ask Me Now / Willow Weep For Me

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Idrees Sulieman or Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Frankie Passions (vocals)
NYC, 1951
Especially For YouSpotlite (E) SPJ 135
Nobody Knows-
* Spotlite (E) SPJ 135   Various Artists - Cool Whalin' - Bebop Vocals

1952

Thelonious Monk Sextet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet -1/8) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone -1/8) Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone -1/8) Thelonious Monk (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, May 30, 1952
1. BN434-1 tk.2SkippyBlue Note 1602, BLP 1511
2. BN434-2 tk.3Skippy (alt. take)Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011
3. BN435-1 tk.5Hornin' In (alt. take)-
4. BN435-3 tk.7Hornin' InBlue Note 1603, BLP 1511
5. BN436-0 tk.8SixteenMosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011
6. BN436-1 tk.9Sixteen (alt. take)-
7. BN437-0 tk.10Carolina MoonBlue Note 1603, BLP 1511
8. BN438-0 tk.11Let's Cool OneBlue Note 1602, BLP 1511
9. BN439-0 tk.12I'll Follow YouMosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011
* Blue Note BLP 1511, BST 81511 (pseudo stereo)   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
= Blue Note BN-LA579-H2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius
= Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011   More Genius Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note 1602   Thelonious Monk - Skippy / Let's Cool One
* Blue Note 1603   Thelonious Monk - Hornin' In / Carolina Moon

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (piano) Gerry Mapp (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, October 15, 1952
367Little Rootie TootiePrestige 850, PREP 1329, PRLP 142, PRLP 7027, PR 7751, PR 24006, P 24052
368Sweet And LovelyPrestige 795, PREP 1329, PRLP 142, PRLP 7027, PR 7751, PR 24006
369Bye-YaPrestige 795, 45-162, PREP 1329, PRLP 142, PRLP 7027, PR 7751, PR 24006
370Monk's DreamPrestige 850, PREP 1329, PRLP 142, PRLP 7027, PR 7751, PR 24006
* Prestige PRLP 7027; Original Jazz Classics OJC 010, OJCCD 010-2   Thelonious Monk Trio
= Prestige PRLP 7159   Thelonious Monk - Monk's Moods
= Prestige PR 7508   Thelonious Monk - The High Priest
* Prestige PR 7751   Thelonious Monk - Reflections, Vol. 1
* Prestige PR 24006   Thelonious Monk
* Prestige P 24052   Various Artists - Piano Giants
* Prestige PRLP 142   Thelonious Monk Trio
* Prestige PREP 1329   Thelonious Monk Trio
* Prestige 45-162   Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk / Bye-Ya
* Prestige 850   Thelonious Monk - Little Rootie Tootie / Monk's Dream
* Prestige 795, 795x45   Thelonious Monk - Sweet And Lovely / Bye-Ya

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (piano) Gerry Mapp (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, December 18, 1952
399Trinkle, TinklePrestige 838, PRLP 142, PRLP 7027, PR 7751, PR 24006
400These Foolish Things-
401Bemsha SwingPrestige PRLP 142, PRLP 7027, PR 7751, PR 24006
402Reflections-
* Prestige PRLP 7027; Original Jazz Classics OJC 010, OJCCD 010-2   Thelonious Monk Trio
= Prestige PRLP 7159   Thelonious Monk - Monk's Moods
= Prestige PR 7508   Thelonious Monk - The High Priest
* Prestige PR 7751   Thelonious Monk - Reflections, Vol. 1
* Prestige PR 24006   Thelonious Monk
* Prestige PRLP 142   Thelonious Monk Trio
* Prestige 838   Thelonious Monk - Trinkle, Tinkle / These Foolish Things

1953

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Julius Watkins (French horn) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Willie Jones (drums)
NYC, November 13, 1953
531Let's Call ThisPrestige PREP 1352, PRLP 166, PRLP 7053, PR 7751, PR 24006
532-1Think Of One (alt. take)Prestige PRLP 7053, PR 7751, PR 24046
532-2Think Of OnePrestige PREP 1352, PRLP 166, PRLP 7053, PR 7751, PR 24006
533Friday The ThirteenthPrestige PRLP 166, PRLP 7075, PR 7751, PR 24006
* Prestige PRLP 7053; Original Jazz Classics OJC 016, OJCCD 016-2   Thelonious Monk - Monk
= Prestige PRLP 7245   Thelonious Monk - Wee See
= Prestige PR 7363   Thelonious Monk - The Golden Monk
* Prestige PR 7751   Thelonious Monk - Reflections, Vol. 1
* Prestige PR 24006   Thelonious Monk
* Prestige PR 24046   Various Artists - 25 Years Of Prestige
* Prestige PRLP 7075; Original Jazz Classics OJC 059, OJCCD 059-2   Thelonious Monk And Sonny Rollins
= Prestige PRLP 7169   Thelonious Monk/Sonny Rollins - Work
= Prestige PR 7656   The Genius Of Thelonious Monk
* Prestige PRLP 166   Thelonious Monk Quintet
* Prestige PREP 1352   Thelonious Monk Quintet

1954

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 11, 1954
570Wee SeePrestige PRLP 180, PRLP 7053, PR 7848, PR 24006
571Smoke Gets In Your Eyes-
572Locomotive-
573Hackensack-
* Prestige PRLP 7053; Original Jazz Classics OJC 016, OJCCD 016-2   Thelonious Monk - Monk
= Prestige PRLP 7245   Thelonious Monk - Wee See
= Prestige PR 7363   Thelonious Monk - The Golden Monk
* Prestige PR 7848   Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk, Vol. 2
* Prestige PR 24006   Thelonious Monk
* Prestige PRLP 180   Thelonious Monk Quintet

Thelonious Monk Solo

Thelonious Monk (piano)
Paris, France, June 7, 1954
'Round MidnightDisques Swing (F) M 33342; Vogue (F) LD 503-30; Mode (F) CMDINT 9852; Vogue (F) EPL 7941, CLVLX 342, DP 64, 416039; Jazz Legacy (F) 500104; Mosaic MR4-112
EronelDisques Swing (F) M 33342; Vogue (F) LD 503-30; Mode (F) CMDINT 9852; Jazz Legacy (F) 500104; Mosaic MR4-112
Reflections (Portrait Of An Ermite)Disques Swing (F) M 33342; Vogue (F) LD 503-30; Mode (F) CMDINT 9852; Vogue (E) EPV 1115, (F) EPL 7941; Jazz Legacy (F) 500104; Mosaic MR4-112
Wee See (Manganese)-
Well, You Needn'tDisques Swing (F) M 33342; Vogue (F) LD 503-30; Mode (F) CMDINT 9852, MDINT 9369; Jazz Legacy (F) 500104; Mosaic MR4-112
Hackensack (Well, You Needn't (take 2))Jazz Legacy (F) 500104; Mosaic MR4-112
Evidence (Reflections)Disques Swing (F) M 33342; Vogue (F) LD 503-30; Mode (F) CMDINT 9852; Vogue (F) EPL 7941; Pop (F) CBM 60013; Mode (F) CMDINT 9515; Jazz Legacy (F) 500104; Mosaic MR4-112
Smoke Gets In Your EyesDisques Swing (F) M 33342, C 103; Vogue (E) EPV 1115, (F) LD 503-30; Mode (F) CMDINT 9852; Jazz Legacy (F) 500104; Mosaic MR4-112
Off MinorDisques Swing (F) M 33342; Vogue (E) EPV 1115, (F) LD 503-30; Mode (F) CMDINT 9852, MDINT 9144; Jazz Legacy (F) 500104; Mosaic MR4-112
* Vogue (F) LD 503-30   Thelonious Monk - The Prophet: 10eme Anniversaire Des Disques Vogue, Vol. 11
* Mode (F) CMDINT 9852   Thelonious Monk - The Many Faces Of Jazz, Vol. 45
* Vogue (F) CLVLX 342   Various Artists - Une Histoire Des Geants Du Jazz
* Vogue (F) DP 64   Various Artists - 25 Geants Du Piano Jazz
* Vogue (F) 416039   Various Artists - Jazz Masters
* Jazz Legacy (F) 500104   Thelonious Monk - Portrait Of An Ermite: Jazz Legacy 54
* Mosaic MR4-112, MD3-112   The Complete Black Lion And Vogue Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Mode (F) MDINT 9369   Various Artists - Initiation Au Jazz, Vol. 1
* Mode (F) CMDINT 9515   Various Artists - Piano: The Many Faces Of Jazz, Vol. 3
* Disques Swing (F) C 103   Various Artists - 50 Ans De Jazz
* Mode (F) MDINT 9144   Various Artists - Les Geants Du Jazz Moderne
* Disques Swing (F) M 33342   Thelonious Monk
* Pop (F) CBM 60013   Various Artists - Piano Jazz: Jazz Pour Vous 3
* Vogue (F) EPL 7941   Thelonious Monk
* Vogue (E) EPV 1115   Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (piano) Percy Heath (bass -1/3) Art Blakey (drums -1/3)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 22, 1954
1. 619WorkPrestige PRLP 189, PRLP 7075, PR 7848, PR 24006
2. 620Nutty-
3. 621Blue MonkPrestige 45-162, PRLP 189, PRLP 7027, PR 7848, PR 24006
4. 622Just A GigoloPrestige PRLP 189, PRLP 7027, PR 7848, PR 24006
* Prestige PRLP 7075; Original Jazz Classics OJC 059, OJCCD 059-2   Thelonious Monk And Sonny Rollins
= Prestige PRLP 7169   Thelonious Monk/Sonny Rollins - Work
= Prestige PR 7656   The Genius Of Thelonious Monk
* Prestige PR 7848   Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk, Vol. 2
* Prestige PR 24006   Thelonious Monk
* Prestige PRLP 7027; Original Jazz Classics OJC 010, OJCCD 010-2   Thelonious Monk Trio
= Prestige PRLP 7159   Thelonious Monk - Monk's Moods
= Prestige PR 7508   Thelonious Monk - The High Priest
* Prestige PRLP 189   Thelonious Monk Trio
* Prestige 45-162   Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk / Bye-Ya

Thelonious Monk - Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 25, 1954
630I Want To Be HappyPrestige PRLP 190, PRLP 7075
631The Way You Look TonightPrestige PRLP 190, PRLP 7075, PR 24004
632More Than You KnowPrestige PRLP 190, PRLP 7058
* Prestige PRLP 7075; Original Jazz Classics OJC 059, OJCCD 059-2   Thelonious Monk And Sonny Rollins
= Prestige PRLP 7169   Thelonious Monk/Sonny Rollins - Work
= Prestige PR 7656   The Genius Of Thelonious Monk
* Prestige PR 24004   Sonny Rollins
* Prestige PRLP 7058; Original Jazz Classics OJC 058, OJCCD 058-2   Sonny Rollins - Moving Out
= Prestige PR 7433   Sonny Rollins - Jazz Classics
* Prestige PRLP 190   Sonny Rollins

Miles Davis Quintet

Miles Davis (trumpet) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 24, 1954
676-1Bags' GroovePrestige PRLP 196, PRLP 7109, PR 7457, PR 7650, PR 24012
676-2Bags' Groove (alt. take)Prestige PRLP 7109, PR 7650, P 24077
677Bemsha SwingPrestige PRLP 200, PRLP 7150, PR 7650, PR 24012
678Swing SpringPrestige PRLP 196, PRLP 7150, PR 7650, PR 24012
679-1The Man I LovePrestige PRLP 200, PRLP 7150, PR 7650, PR 24012
679-2The Man I Love (alt. take)Prestige PRLP 7150, PR 7650, P 24077
* Prestige PRLP 7109; Original Jazz Classics OJC 245, OJCCD 245-2   Miles Davis - Bags' Groove
= Prestige PRLP 16-3   Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz Giants
* Prestige PR 7457   Miles Davis' Greatest Hits
* Prestige PR 7650   Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz Giants
* Prestige PR 24012   Miles Davis - Tallest Trees
* Prestige P 24077   Miles Davis - Tune Up
* Prestige PRLP 7150; Original Jazz Classics OJC 347, OJCCD 347-2; Prestige PRLP 16-3   Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz Giants
* Prestige PRLP 196   Miles Davis All Stars
* Prestige PRLP 200   Miles Davis All Stars, Vol. 2

1955

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (trumpet) Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Connie Kay (drums)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, July 17, 1955
introduction By Duke EllingtonJazz Unlimited (Swd) JUCD 2050
Hackensack-
'Round Midnight-
Now's The Time-
* Jazz Unlimited (Swd) JUCD 2050   Miles Davis - Miscellaneous Davis 1955-1957

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass -1/6,8) Kenny Clarke (drums -1/6,8)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 21 & 27, 1955
1.It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That SwingRiverside REP 111, RLP 12-201, RLP 483/484
2.Sophisticated LadyRiverside RLP 12-201
3.I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good-
4.Black And Tan FantasyRiverside REP 111, RLP 12-201
5.Mood Indigo-
6.I Let A Song Go Out Of My HeartRiverside RLP 12-201
7.SolitudeRiverside REP 111, RLP 12-201
8.CaravanRiverside RLP 12-201
* Riverside RLP 12-201; Original Jazz Classics OJC 024, OJCCD 024-2   Thelonious Monk Plays The Music Of Duke Ellington
= Riverside RS 3015   Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington
= Milestone M 47052   Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Trios
* Riverside RLP 483/484, RS 9483/9484   The Thelonious Monk Story
* Riverside REP 111   Thelonious Monk Plays The Music Of Duke Ellington

Gigi Gryce's Quartet

Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 15, 1955
114Brake's SakeSignal S 1201; Savoy SJL 1166
115Gallop's Gallop-
116Shuffle BoilSignal S 1201; Savoy SJL 1166; Metronome (Swd) MEP 452
117Nica's Tempo-
* Signal S 1201   Gigi Gryce Quartet And Orchestra
= Savoy MG 12137   Gigi Gryce - Nica's Tempo
= Savoy SJL 2231   Gigi Gryce/Duke Jordan/Hall Overton - Signals
* Savoy SJL 1166   Thelonious Monk With The Gigi Gryce Quartet / Herbie Nichols
* Metronome (Swd) MEP 452   Gigi Gryce Quartet

1956

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass -1,3,4) Art Blakey (drums -1,3,4)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 17, 1956
1.LizaRiverside REP 113, RLP 12-209, RLP 12-267
2.Memories Of YouRiverside REP 113, RLP 12-209
3.You Are Too BeautifulRiverside RLP 12-209
4.Just You, Just Me-
* Riverside RLP 12-209; Original Jazz Classics OJC 064, OJCCD 064-2   Thelonious Monk - The Unique
= Milestone M 47052   Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Trios
* Riverside RLP 12-267   Various Artists - Riverside Drive
* Riverside REP 113   Thelonious Monk - The Unique

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 3, 1956
Honeysuckle RoseRiverside RLP 12-209, RLP 483/484
Darn That DreamRiverside RLP 12-209
Tea For TwoRiverside REP 113, RLP 12-209
* Riverside RLP 12-209; Original Jazz Classics OJC 064, OJCCD 064-2   Thelonious Monk - The Unique
= Milestone M 47052   Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Trios
* Riverside RLP 483/484, RS 9483/9484   The Thelonious Monk Story
* Riverside REP 113   Thelonious Monk - The Unique

Thelonious Monk Solo

Thelonious Monk (piano)
NYC, September, 1956
PannonicaColumbia/Legacy CJ 45358
Lulu's Back In Town-
* Columbia/Legacy CJ 45358, CK 45358   Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser (Soundtrack)

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Ernie Henry (alto saxophone) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, October 9, 1956
Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-AreRiverside RLP 12-226; Milestone M 47023
Pannonica-
Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are (excerpt)Riverside RLP 12-266
* Riverside RLP 12-226, RLP 1174; Original Jazz Classics OJC 026, OJCCD 026-2   Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
= Riverside RS 3000   Thelonious Monk - Mighty Monk
* Milestone M 47023   Thelonious Monk - Brilliance
* Riverside RLP 12-266; Original Jazz Classics OJC 086, OJCCD 1906-2   Ernie Henry - Last Chorus

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Ernie Henry (alto saxophone -1) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone -1) Thelonious Monk (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass -1) Max Roach (drums -1)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, October 15, 1956
1.Brilliant CornersRiverside R 45608, RLP 12-226, RLP 421, RLP 483/484; Milestone M 47023
2.I Surrender, DearRiverside RLP 12-226
* Riverside RLP 12-226, RLP 1174; Original Jazz Classics OJC 026, OJCCD 026-2   Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
= Riverside RS 3000   Thelonious Monk - Mighty Monk
* Riverside RLP 421, RS 9421   Thelonious Monk Greatest Hits
* Riverside RLP 483/484, RS 9483/9484   The Thelonious Monk Story
* Milestone M 47023   Thelonious Monk - Brilliance
* Riverside R 45608   Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners, Part 1&2

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Clark Terry (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, December 7, 1956
Bemsha SwingRiverside RLP 12-226; Milestone M 47023
* Riverside RLP 12-226, RLP 1174; Original Jazz Classics OJC 026, OJCCD 026-2   Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
= Riverside RS 3000   Thelonious Monk - Mighty Monk
* Milestone M 47023   Thelonious Monk - Brilliance

1957 (age 40)

Thelonious Monk Solo

Thelonious Monk (piano)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, April 12, 1957
April In ParisRiverside RLP 12-235
Ghost Of A Chance-
Functional-
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You-
I Should Care-
'Round Midnight-
All Alone-
'Round Midnight (in progress)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 254-2
Functional (alt. take)Jazzland JLP 46; Milestone M 47004
* Riverside RLP 12-235; Original Jazz Classics OJC 254, OJCCD 254-2   Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Himself
= Milestone M 47004   Thelonious Monk - Pure Monk
* Jazzland JLP 46, JLP 946; Original Jazz Classics OJC 039, OJCCD 039-2   Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane
= Riverside RLP 490, RS 9490   Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane - Monk And Coltrane

Sonny Rollins Quintet/Sextet

J.J. Johnson (trombone -2) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Horace Silver (piano -2) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 14, 1957
1. tk.6ReflectionsBlue Note BLP 1558, BN-LA401-H2; Mosaic MR4-101
2. tk.12Misterioso-
* Blue Note BLP 1558, BST 81558 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46818 2, CDP 7 81558 2, B1-ST 81558   Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BN-LA401-H2   Sonny Rollins Best Album
* Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk Trio

John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, April 16, 1957
tk.1Monk's Mood (incomplete)Riverside R 022
Monk's MoodRiverside RLP 12-235, RLP 12-284; Milestone M 47011
* Riverside R 022, 15RCD 022-2, (J) VIJ 5102/23   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riverside Recordings
* Riverside RLP 12-235; Original Jazz Classics OJC 254, OJCCD 254-2   Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Himself
= Milestone M 47004   Thelonious Monk - Pure Monk
* Riverside RLP 12-284   Various Artists - Saxophone Revolt
* Milestone M 47011   Thelonious Monk And John Coltrane - Monk/Trane

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, May 14, 1957
2560Blue MonkAtlantic LP 1278, LP 1337, SD 2-316
2561I Mean YouAtlantic LP 1278
4920Blue Monk, Part 1unissued
4921Blue Monk, Part 2-
* Atlantic LP 1278, SD 1278   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk - Jazz Connection
* Atlantic LP 1337   Various Artists - The Blues In Modern Jazz
* Atlantic SD 2-316   Various Artists - The Jazz Years-25th Anniversary

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
NYC, May 15, 1957
2562Rhythm-A-NingAtlantic LP 1278
2563Purple Shades-
2564Evidence-
2565In Walked Bud-
* Atlantic LP 1278, SD 1278   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk - Jazz Connection

Thelonious Monk Septet

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano -1/3) Wilbur Ware (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 25, 1957
1.Crepuscule With Nellie (take 1)Riverside R 022, RCD2 30027-2
2.Crepuscule With Nellie (take 2)Riverside RCD2 30027-2
3.Crepuscule With Nellie (breakdown)Riverside R 022, RCD2 30027-2
4.Blues For TomorrowRiverside RLP 12-243; Milestone M 47011
* Riverside R 022, 15RCD 022-2, (J) VIJ 5102/23   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riverside Recordings
* Riverside RLP 12-243; Original Jazz Classics OJC 030, OJCCD 030-2   Various Artists - Blues For Tomorrow
* Milestone M 47011   Thelonious Monk And John Coltrane - Monk/Trane
* Riverside RCD2 30027-2   Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane - The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings

Thelonious Monk Septet

Ray Copeland (trumpet -1/10) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone -1/10) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone -1/10) Thelonious Monk (piano -1/4,7/11) Wilbur Ware (bass -1/4,7/11) Art Blakey (drums -1/4,7/11)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 26, 1957
1.Crepuscule With Nellie (take 4+5)Riverside R 022; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 084-2
2.Crepuscule With Nellie (take 6)Riverside RLP 12-242; Milestone M 47011
3.Off Minor (take 4)Riverside REP 324; Jazzland JLP 46; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 084-2
4.Off Minor (take 5)Riverside RLP 12-242, RLP 421; Milestone M 47011
5.Abide With Me (take 1)Riverside RCD2 30027-2
6.Abide With MeRiverside RLP 12-242; Milestone M 47011
7.Epistrophy (alt. take)Riverside REP 324; Jazzland JLP 46
8.EpistrophyRiverside RLP 12-242; Milestone M 47011
9.Well, You Needn't (opening)Riverside R 022, RCD2 30027-2
10.Well, You Needn'tRiverside RLP 12-242, RLP 483/484; Milestone M 47011
11.Ruby, My DearRiverside RLP 12-242, RLP 421, RLP 483/484
* Riverside R 022, 15RCD 022-2, (J) VIJ 5102/23   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riverside Recordings
* Riverside RLP 12-242, RLP 1102; Original Jazz Classics OJC 084, OJCCD 084-2   Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music
= Riverside RS 3004   Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane
* Milestone M 47011   Thelonious Monk And John Coltrane - Monk/Trane
* Jazzland JLP 46, JLP 946; Original Jazz Classics OJC 039, OJCCD 039-2   Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane
= Riverside RLP 490, RS 9490   Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane - Monk And Coltrane
* Riverside RLP 421, RS 9421   Thelonious Monk Greatest Hits
* Riverside RLP 483/484, RS 9483/9484   The Thelonious Monk Story
* Riverside RCD2 30027-2   Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane - The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings
* Riverside REP 324   Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane

Thelonious Monk Quartet

John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, July, 1957
Ruby, My DearRiverside REP 3217; Jazzland JLP 46; Milestone M 47011
Trinkle, Tinkle-
NuttyRiverside REP 3214; Jazzland JLP 46; Milestone M 47011
* Jazzland JLP 46, JLP 946; Original Jazz Classics OJC 039, OJCCD 039-2   Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane
= Riverside RLP 490, RS 9490   Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane - Monk And Coltrane
* Milestone M 47011   Thelonious Monk And John Coltrane - Monk/Trane
* Riverside REP 3217   Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane
* Riverside REP 3214   Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane

Gerry Mulligan - Thelonious Monk Quartet

Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, August 12, 1957
Rhythm-A-NingRiverside RLP 12-247, RLP 12-284
Straight, No ChaserRiverside RLP 12-247
I Mean You-
* Riverside RLP 12-247, RLP 1106; Original Jazz Classics OJC 301, OJCCD 301-2   Gerry Mulligan/Thelonious Monk - Mulligan Meets Monk
* Riverside RLP 12-284   Various Artists - Saxophone Revolt

Gerry Mulligan - Thelonious Monk Quartet

Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums): same personnel
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, August 13, 1957
'Round MidnightRiverside REP 130, RLP 12-247, RLP 421, RLP 483/484
Sweet And LovelyRiverside RLP 12-247
Decidedly-
* Riverside RLP 12-247, RLP 1106; Original Jazz Classics OJC 301, OJCCD 301-2   Gerry Mulligan/Thelonious Monk - Mulligan Meets Monk
* Riverside RLP 421, RS 9421   Thelonious Monk Greatest Hits
* Riverside RLP 483/484, RS 9483/9484   The Thelonious Monk Story
* Riverside REP 130   Gerry Mulligan/Thelonious Monk - Mulligan Meets Monk

Thelonious Monk Quartet

John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, early show, November 29, 1957
Monk's MoodBlue Note 0946 3 35173 2 5
Evidence-
Crepuscule With Nellie-
Nutty-
Epistrophy-
* Blue Note 0946 3 35173 2 5; Mosaic MQ1-231   Thelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall

Thelonious Monk Quartet

John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums): same personnel
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, late show, November 29, 1957
Bye-YaBlue Note 0946 3 35173 2 5
Sweet And Lovely-
Blue Monk-
Epistrophy (incomplete)-
* Blue Note 0946 3 35173 2 5; Mosaic MQ1-231   Thelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
television broadcast, "The Sound Of Jazz", CBS Studio #58, NYC, December 8, 1957
Blue MonkPumpkin 116
* Pumpkin 116   Various Artists - The Real Sound Of Jazz

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Thad Jones (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
NYC, 1957-1958
Blue MonkDenon (J) 32C38-7683
Light Blue-
Evidence-
* Denon (J) 32C38-7683   Thelonious Monk And Max Roach

1958

Thelonious Monk Sextet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, February 25, 1958
Coming On The HudsonMilestone M 9124
* Milestone M 9124   Thelonious Monk - Blues Five Spot

Clark Terry - Thelonious Monk Quartet

Clark Terry (flugelhorn) Thelonious Monk (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
NYC, May 7 & 12, 1958
In OrbitRiverside RLP 12-271
One Foot In The GutterRiverside RLP 12-271; Milestone M 47032
Trust In MeRiverside RLP 12-271
Let's Cool OneRiverside RLP 12-271, RLP 483/484; Milestone M 47032, M 47064
Pea-EyeRiverside RLP 12-271
ArgentiaRiverside RLP 12-271; Milestone M 47032
Moonlight FiestaRiverside RLP 12-271
Buck's Business-
Very Near BlueRiverside RLP 12-271; Milestone M 47032
Flugelin' The BluesRiverside RLP 12-294; Milestone M 47032
* Riverside RLP 12-271; Original Jazz Classics OJC 302, OJCCD 302-2   Clark Terry/Thelonious Monk - In Orbit
= Jazzland JLP 96, JLP 996   Clark Terry Quartet With Thelonious Monk
= Riverside RS 3009   Clark Terry/Thelonious Monk - C.T. Meets Monk
* Milestone M 47032   Clark Terry - Cruising
* Riverside RLP 483/484, RS 9483/9484   The Thelonious Monk Story
* Milestone M 47064   The Thelonious Monk Memorial Album
* Riverside RLP 12-294, RLP 1134; Original Jazz Classics OJC 256, OJCCD 256-2   Various Artists - New Blue Horns

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone -2/5) Thelonious Monk (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass -2/5) Roy Haynes (drums -2/5)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, July 9, 1958
1.Unidentified Solo PianoOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD 103-2
2.Blues Five Spot-
3.In Walked Bud / Epistrophy (theme)-
4.'Round MidnightOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD 206-2
5.Evidence-
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 103-2   Thelonious Monk - Thelonious In Action
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 206-2   Thelonious Monk - Misterioso

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone -1/11,13) Thelonious Monk (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass -1/11,13) Roy Haynes (drums -1/11,13)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, August 7, 1958
1.Light BlueRiverside R 45421, RLP 12-262
2.Coming On The Hudson-
3.Rhythm-A-NingRiverside RLP 12-262
4.Epistrophy (theme)-
5.Blue Monk-
6.Evidence-
7.Epistrophy (theme)-
8.NuttyRiverside RLP 12-279
9.Blues Five Spot-
10.Let's Cool One-
11.In Walked BudRiverside RLP 12-279, RLP 483/484
12.Just A GigoloRiverside RLP 12-279
13.Misterioso-
* Riverside RLP 12-262, RLP 1190; Original Jazz Classics OJC 103, OJCCD 103-2   Thelonious Monk - Thelonious In Action
= Milestone M 47043   Thelonious Monk - At The Five Spot
* Riverside RLP 12-279, RLP 1133; Original Jazz Classics OJC 206, OJCCD 206-2   Thelonious Monk - Misterioso
= Milestone M 47043   Thelonious Monk - At The Five Spot
* Riverside RLP 483/484, RS 9483/9484   The Thelonious Monk Story
* Riverside R 45421   Thelonious Monk - Light Blue / Coming On The Hudson

Thelonious Monk Quartet

John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, September 11, 1958
Crepuscule With NellieBlue Note 0777 7 99786 2 5
Trinkle, Tinkle-
In Walked Bud-
I Mean You-
Epistrophy-
Ruby, My DearGambit 69241
Nutty-
* Blue Note 0777 7 99786 2 5   Thelonious Monk Quartet Live At The Five Spot Discovery!
* Gambit 69241   Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane - Complete Live At The Five Spot

1959

Thelonious Monk Tentet

Donald Byrd (trumpet -1/8) Eddie Bert (trombone -1/8) Bob Northern (French horn -1/8) Jay McAllister (tuba -1/8) Phil Woods (alto saxophone -1/8) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone -1/8) Thelonious Monk (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
"Town Hall", NYC, February 28, 1959
1.TheloniousRiverside RLP 12-300
2.Friday The 13thRiverside RLP 12-300, RLP 483/484
3.Monk's MoodRiverside RLP 12-300
4.Little Rootie TootieRiverside RLP 12-300, RLP 421; Milestone M 47064
5.Off MinorRiverside RLP 12-300
6.Crepuscule With Nellie-
7.Thelonious (complete version)Milestone M 9115; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 135-2
8.Little Rootie Tootie (encore)Milestone M 47033; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 135-2
9.In Walked BudMilestone M 9115
10.Blue Monk-
11.Rhythm-A-Ning-
* Riverside RLP 12-300, RLP 1138; Original Jazz Classics OJC 135, OJCCD 135-2   The Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall
= Milestone M 47033   Thelonious Monk - In Person
* Riverside RLP 483/484, RS 9483/9484   The Thelonious Monk Story
* Riverside RLP 421, RS 9421   Thelonious Monk Greatest Hits
* Milestone M 47064   The Thelonious Monk Memorial Album
* Milestone M 9115   Thelonious Monk - Evidence

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Thad Jones (cornet) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, June 1, 1959
Played Twice (take 3)Riverside RLP 12-305; Milestone M 47023
Played Twice (take 2)Milestone M 47023; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 362-2
* Riverside RLP 12-305, RLP 1150; Original Jazz Classics OJC 362, OJCCD 362-2   Thelonious Monk - 5 By Monk By 5
* Milestone M 47023   Thelonious Monk - Brilliance

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Thad Jones (cornet) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same personnel
NYC, June 2, 1959
Straight, No ChaserRiverside RLP 12-305; Milestone M 47023
I Mean You-
Ask Me Now-
* Riverside RLP 12-305, RLP 1150; Original Jazz Classics OJC 362, OJCCD 362-2   Thelonious Monk - 5 By Monk By 5
* Milestone M 47023   Thelonious Monk - Brilliance

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Thad Jones (cornet) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same personnel
NYC, June 4, 1959
Jackie-IngRiverside RLP 12-305, RLP 421, RLP 483/484; Milestone M 47023
* Riverside RLP 12-305, RLP 1150; Original Jazz Classics OJC 362, OJCCD 362-2   Thelonious Monk - 5 By Monk By 5
* Riverside RLP 421, RS 9421   Thelonious Monk Greatest Hits
* Riverside RLP 483/484, RS 9483/9484   The Thelonious Monk Story
* Milestone M 47023   Thelonious Monk - Brilliance

Thelonious Monk Solo

Thelonious Monk (piano)
live in San Francisco, CA, October 20, 1959
Blue MonkRiverside R 45434, RLP 12-312, RLP 483/484
Ruby, My DearRiverside RLP 12-312
Round Lights-
Everything Happens To Me-
Pannonica-
There's Danger In Your Eyes, Cherie (take 2)-
There's Danger In Your Eyes, Cherie (take 1)Milestone M 47004; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 231-2
* Riverside RLP 12-312, RLP 1158; Original Jazz Classics OJC 231, OJCCD 231-2   Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Alone In San Francisco
= Milestone M 47004   Thelonious Monk - Pure Monk
* Riverside RLP 483/484, RS 9483/9484   The Thelonious Monk Story
* Riverside R 45434   Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk / Remember

Thelonious Monk Solo

Thelonious Monk (piano): same personnel
live in San Francisco, CA, October 21, 1959
You Took The Words Right Out Of My HeartRiverside RLP 12-312
Bluehawk-
RememberRiverside R 45434, RLP 12-312
ReflectionsRiverside RLP 12-312
* Riverside RLP 12-312, RLP 1158; Original Jazz Classics OJC 231, OJCCD 231-2   Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Alone In San Francisco
= Milestone M 47004   Thelonious Monk - Pure Monk
* Riverside R 45434   Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk / Remember

1960

Thelonious Monk Sextet

Joe Gordon (trumpet) Harold Land, Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
"The Blackhawk", San Francisco, CA, April 29, 1960
Let's Call ThisRiverside RLP 12-323
Four In OneRiverside RLP 12-323, RLP 483/484
I'm Getting Sentimental Over YouRiverside RLP 12-323
San Francisco Holiday (Worry Later)-
'Round Midnight-
Epistrophy (closing theme)-
Epistrophy (complete version)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 305-2
Evidence-
San Francisco Holiday (alt. take)Milestone M 9115
* Riverside RLP 12-323, RLP 1171; Original Jazz Classics OJC 305, OJCCD 305-2   Thelonious Monk At The Blackhawk
= Milestone M 47033   Thelonious Monk - In Person
* Riverside RLP 483/484, RS 9483/9484   The Thelonious Monk Story
* Milestone M 9115   Thelonious Monk - Evidence

1961

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums)
"Concertgebouw", Amsterdam, Holland, April 15, 1961
Jackie-IngMagnetic (Luxembourgian) MRCD 120
Crepuscule With Nellie-
Off Minor-
Straight, No Chaser-
Evidence-
Bemsha Swing-
Well, You Needn't-
'Round Midnight-
I Mean You-
* Magnetic (Luxembourgian) MRCD 120   Thelonious Monk - The First European Concert '61

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone -1/8,11) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass -1/8,11) Frankie Dunlop (drums -1/8,11)
"L'Olympia", Paris, France, April 18, 1961
1.Jackie-IngRiverside RLP 460/461; Milestone M 47060
2.Rhythm-A-Ning-
3.I Mean YouRiverside RLP 460/461, RLP 491; Milestone M 47060
4.Well, You Needn't-
5.I'm Getting Sentimental Over You-
6.Off MinorRiverside RLP 491; Milestone M 47060
7.HackensackRiverside RLP 460/461, RLP 491; Milestone M 47060
8.Epistrophy (theme)Riverside RLP 460/461; Milestone M 47060
9.Just A GigoloRiverside RLP 460/461, RLP 491; Milestone M 47060
10.April In ParisRiverside RLP 460/461; Milestone M 47060
11.Crepuscule With NellieMilestone M 9124; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 670-2
12.Body And Soul-
* Riverside RLP 460/461, RS 9460/9461, RS 3020   Thelonious Monk - Two Hours With Thelonious
* Milestone M 47060   Thelonious Monk - April In Paris: Live
* Riverside RLP 491, RS 9491; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 670-2   Thelonious Monk - Monk In France
* Milestone M 9124   Thelonious Monk - Blues Five Spot

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone -1/3,5/9) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass -1/3,5/9) Frankie Dunlop (drums -1/3,5/9)
"Teatro Lirico", Milan, Italy, April 21, 1961
1.IntroductionRiverside RLP 443, RLP 460/461
2.Jackie-Ing-
3.Epistrophy (theme)-
4.Body And Soul-
5.Straight, No Chaser-
6.Bemsha Swing-
7.San Francisco Holiday-
8.Crepuscule With Nellie-
9.Rhythm-A-Ning-
* Riverside RLP 443, RS 9443; Original Jazz Classics OJC 488, OJCCD 488-2   Thelonious Monk In Italy
* Riverside RLP 460/461, RS 9460/9461, RS 3020   Thelonious Monk - Two Hours With Thelonious

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums)
"Casino", Bern, Switzerland, May 10, 1961
I'm Getting Sentimental Over YouIngo (It) five; Jazz Up (It) JU 326
Jackie-Ing-
Crepuscule With Nellie-
'Round Midnight-
Blue Monk-
Bright Mississippi (Sweet Georgia Brown)Ingo (It) eight; Jazz Up (It) JU 326
Rhythm-A-Ning-
* Ingo (It) five   Thelonious Monk Quartet 1961 European Tour, Vol. 1
* Ingo (It) eight   Thelonious Monk Quartet 1961 European Tour, Vol. 2
* Jazz Up (It) JU 326   Thelonious Monk Quartet Live In Bern 1961

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone -1/6,8/12) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass -1/6,8/12) Frankie Dunlop (drums -1/6,8/12)
"Konserthuset", Stockholm, Sweden, May 16, 1961
1.Jackie-IngDragon (Swd) DRLP 151/52
2.I'm Getting Sentimental Over You-
3.Crepuscule With Nellie-
4.Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are-
5.Rhythm-A-Ning-
6.Epistrophy-
7.Just A Gigolo-
8.Well, You Needn'tDuke (It) D 1020; Dragon (Swd) DRLP 151/52
9.'Round Midnight-
10.Bemsha Swing-
11.Blue Monk-
12.Epistrophy-
13.Body And Soul-
* Dragon (Swd) DRLP 151/52   Thelonious Monk - Live In Stockholm 1961
* Duke (It) D 1020   Thelonious Monk In Stockholm

Cannonball Adderley

Louis Armstrong, King Oliver (cornet) Scott Joplin, Fats Waller (piano rolls) Thelonious Monk, Jelly Roll Morton (piano) Ma Rainey (vocals) Cannonball Adderley (narrator, alto saxophone) and others
NYC, circa 1961
unknown titlesRiverside RLP 1435
* Riverside RLP 1435   Various Artists - A Child's Introduction To Jazz: Narrated By Julian "Cannonball" Adderley

1962

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums)
NYC, October 31, 1962
CO76888Bye-YaColumbia CL 1965
tk.3Body And Soul (remake)unissued
Body And Soul-
* Columbia CL 1965, CS 8765   Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone -2,3) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass -2,3) Frankie Dunlop (drums -2,3)
NYC, November 1, 1962
1. CO76889-2Body And SoulColumbia CL 1965
2. CO76890Bolivar Blues-
3. CO76894Bright Mississippi-
* Columbia CL 1965, CS 8765   Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone -2,3) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass -2,3) Frankie Dunlop (drums -2,3)
NYC, November 2, 1962
1. CO76896-1Just A GigoloColumbia CL 1965
2. CO76897Monk's Dream (edited version)-
3. -Monk's Dream (original version)Columbia JG 35720
* Columbia CL 1965, CS 8765   Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream
* Columbia JG 35720   Thelonious Monk - Always Know

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums)
NYC, November 6, 1962
CO76895Sweet And LovelyColumbia CL 1965
CO77121Coming On The HudsonColumbia CL 1970, JG 35720
CO77122HackensackColumbia CL 2038
CO77123Five Spot BluesColumbia CL 1965
CO77124Rhythm-A-NingColumbia CL 2038
* Columbia CL 1965, CS 8765   Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream
* Columbia CL 1970, CS 8770   Various Artists - The Giants Of Jazz
* Columbia JG 35720   Thelonious Monk - Always Know
* Columbia CL 2038, CS 8838   Thelonious Monk - Criss Cross

1963

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, February 9, 1963
'Round MidnightAlto AL 725
Bye-Yaprivate tape
Bright Mississippi-
* Alto AL 725   Thelonious Monk - Spastic And Personal

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums): same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, February 16, 1963
Bright MississippiAlto AL 725
Epistrophy-
Sweet And Lovely-
Four In Oneprivate tape
Epistrophy-
* Alto AL 725   Thelonious Monk - Spastic And Personal

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums): same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, February 23, 1963
EvidenceAlto AL 725
* Alto AL 725   Thelonious Monk - Spastic And Personal

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone -2) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums)
NYC, February 26, 1963
1. CO77645Tea For TwoColumbia CL 2038
2. CO77646Criss Cross-
* Columbia CL 2038, CS 8838   Thelonious Monk - Criss Cross

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone -1) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass -1) Frankie Dunlop (drums -1)
NYC, February 27, 1963
1. CO77656EronelColumbia CL 2038
2. CO77657Don't Blame Me-
3. CO77657-1Don't Blame Me (remake)unissued
* Columbia CL 2038, CS 8838   Thelonious Monk - Criss Cross

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums)
NYC, February 28, 1963
CO77662Think Of OneColumbia CL 2038
* Columbia CL 2038, CS 8838   Thelonious Monk - Criss Cross

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums): same personnel
live in Paris, France, March 9, 1963
EvidenceEsoldun (F) FC 105
Jackie-Ing-
'Round Midnightunissued
* Esoldun (F) FC 105   Thelonious Monk - Evidence

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums): same personnel
NYC, March 29, 1963
CO77762Pannonicaunissued
CO77763Crepuscule With NellieColumbia CL 2038
* Columbia CL 2038, CS 8838   Thelonious Monk - Criss Cross

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums)
"Sankei Hall", Tokyo, Japan, May 21, 1963
CO79389Straight, No ChaserCBS/Sony (J) SOPW-69/70
CO79390Pannonica-
CO79391Just A Gigolo-
CO79392EvidenceColumbia CL 2416; CBS/Sony (J) SOPW-69/70
CO79393Jackie-IngCBS/Sony (J) SOPW-69/70
CO79394Bemsha Swing-
CO79395Epistrophy (theme)-
CO79396I'm Getting Sentimental Over You-
CO79397Hackensack-
CO79398Blue Monk-
CO79399Epistrophy (theme)-
* CBS/Sony (J) SOPW-69/70   Thelonious Monk - Monk In Tokyo
* Columbia CL 2416, CS 9216   Thelonious Monk - Misterioso

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone -1,2,4,5) Thelonious Monk (piano) Butch Warren (bass -1,2,4,5) Frankie Dunlop (drums -1,2,4,5)
TBS TV Studios, Tokyo, Japan, May 23, 1963
1.EvidenceBaybridge (J) UPS 2172
2.Blue Monk-
3.Just A Gigolo-
4.Bolivar Blues-
5.Epistrophy-
* Baybridge (J) UPS 2172   Thelonious Monk 1963 In Japan

Thelonious Monk Quartet With Pee Wee Russell

Pee Wee Russell (clarinet -3,4) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, July 4, 1963
1. CO81456Light BlueColumbia CL 2416
2.Criss CrossColumbia JG 35720
3.NuttyColumbia CL 2178
4.Blue Monk-
* Columbia CL 2416, CS 9216   Thelonious Monk - Misterioso
* Columbia JG 35720   Thelonious Monk - Always Know
* Columbia CL 2178, CS 8978, PC 8978   Miles Davis/Thelonious Monk - Miles And Monk At Newport

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums)
"Monterey Jazz Festival", Monterey, CA, September 21, 1963
I'm Getting Sentimental Over YouJazz Unlimited (Swd) JUCD 2045/46
Well, You Needn't-
Light Blue-
Criss Cross-
Epistrophy-
* Jazz Unlimited (Swd) JUCD 2045/46   Thelonious Monk - Live At Monterey Jazz Festival 1963

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums): same personnel
"Monterey Jazz Festival", Monterey, CA, September 22, 1963
EvidenceJazz Unlimited (Swd) JUCD 2045/46
I Mean You-
Sweet And Lovely-
Bright Mississippi-
* Jazz Unlimited (Swd) JUCD 2045/46   Thelonious Monk - Live At Monterey Jazz Festival 1963

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone -1,3,4,6) Thelonious Monk (piano) John Ore (bass -1,3,4,6) Frankie Dunlop (drums -1,3,4,6)
"Village Gate", NYC, November 12, 1963
1.Rhythm-A-NingXanadu 202
2.Body And Soul-
3.Evidence-
4.I'm Getting Sentimental Over You-
5.Body And Soul (alt. take)-
6.Jackie-Ing-
* Xanadu 202   Thelonious Monk - Live At The Village Gate

Thelonious Monk Tentet/Quartet

Thad Jones (cornet) Nick Travis (trumpet) Eddie Bert (trombone) Steve Lacy (soprano saxophone) Phil Woods (alto saxophone, clarinet) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Gene Allen (baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet) Thelonious Monk (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums) Hall Overton (arranger)
"Philharmonic Hall", Lincoln Center, NYC, December 30, 1963
CO81201Bye-YaColumbia JG 35720
CO81202I Mean YouColumbia CL 2164
CO81203Evidence-
Epistrophy (theme)unissued
Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone -2/4) Thelonious Monk (piano) Butch Warren (bass -2/4) Frankie Dunlop (drums -2/4)
1. CO81207When It's Darkness On The DeltaColumbia CL 2164
2. CO81208Played Twice-
3. CO81209MisteriosoColumbia CL 2416
4.Epistrophy (theme)unissued
Thad Jones (cornet) Nick Travis (trumpet) Eddie Bert (trombone) Steve Lacy (soprano saxophone) Phil Woods (alto saxophone, clarinet) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Gene Allen (baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet) Thelonious Monk (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums) Hall Overton (arranger)
CO81204Light BlueColumbia JG 35720
CO81205Oska TColumbia CL 2164
CO81206Four In One-
CO81200Epistrophy (theme)-
* Columbia JG 35720   Thelonious Monk - Always Know
* Columbia CL 2164, CS 8964   Thelonious Monk - Big Band And Quartet In Concert
* Columbia CL 2416, CS 9216   Thelonious Monk - Misterioso

1964

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone -3) Thelonious Monk (piano) Butch Warren (bass -3) Ben Riley (drums -3)
NYC, January 29, 1964
1. CO81232-?Nice Work If You Can Get Itunissued
2. CO81232-3-Columbia CL 2184
3. CO81233Shuffle Boilunissued
* Columbia CL 2184, CS 8984   Thelonious Monk - It's Monk's Time

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, January 30, 1964
CO81200EpistrophyColumbia JG 35720
CO81233Shuffle Boil (alt. take)-
CO81234Stuffy TurkeyColumbia CL 2184
* Columbia JG 35720   Thelonious Monk - Always Know
* Columbia CL 2184, CS 8984   Thelonious Monk - It's Monk's Time

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
NYC, February 10, 1964
CO81256Lulu's Back In TownColumbia CL 2184
CO81257Brakes Sake-
* Columbia CL 2184, CS 8984   Thelonious Monk - It's Monk's Time

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
"Alhambra", Paris, France, February 22, 1964
Stuffy TurkeyEsoldun (F) FC 135
Brakes Sake-
Blue Monk-
Ruby, My DearEsoldun (F) FC 105, FC 135
Rhythm-A-Ning-
EpistrophyEsoldun (F) FC 135
* Esoldun (F) FC 135   Thelonious Monk - Live In Paris 1964, Alhambra, Vol. 1
* Esoldun (F) FC 105   Thelonious Monk - Evidence

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
"Maison De La Radio", Paris, France, 1st set, February 23, 1964
Four In OneEsoldun (F) FC 132; Explore (E) 0031
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You-
Straight, No Chaser-
Well, You Needn't-
Epistrophy-
* Esoldun (F) FC 132   Thelonious Monk - Live In Paris 1964, Vol. 2
* Explore (E) 0031   Thelonious Monk - Live In Paris, Vol. 1

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
"Maison De La Radio", Paris, France, 2nd set, February 23, 1964
Blue MonkEsoldun (F) FC 132; Explore (E) 0032
Sweet And Lovely-
Hackensack-
Rhythm-A-Ning-
Bright MississippiEsoldun (F) FC 105, FC 132; Explore (E) 0032
EpistrophyEsoldun (F) FC 132; Explore (E) 0032
* Esoldun (F) FC 132   Thelonious Monk - Live In Paris 1964, Vol. 2
* Esoldun (F) FC 105   Thelonious Monk - Evidence
* Explore (E) 0032   Thelonious Monk - Live In Paris, Vol. 2

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
"Teatro Lirico", Milan, Italy, February 25, 1964
Well, You Needn'tIngo (It) eight
Blue Monk-
* Ingo (It) eight   Thelonious Monk Quartet 1961 European Tour, Vol. 2

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone -1,3) Thelonious Monk (piano) Butch Warren (bass -1,3) Ben Riley (drums -1,3)
NYC, March 9, 1964
1. CO81233Shuffle BoilColumbia CL 2184
2. CO81522Memories Of You-
3. CO81523TeoColumbia CL 2291
* Columbia CL 2184, CS 8984   Thelonious Monk - It's Monk's Time
* Columbia CL 2291, CS 9091   Thelonious Monk - Monk

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone -1) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass -1) Ben Riley (drums -1)
NYC, October 6, 1964
1. CO85826LizaColumbia CL 2291
2. CO85827-1I Love Youunissued
3. CO85827-2-Columbia CL 2291
* Columbia CL 2291, CS 9091   Thelonious Monk - Monk

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, October 7, 1964
CO85828That Old ManColumbia CL 2291
* Columbia CL 2291, CS 9091   Thelonious Monk - Monk

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
NYC, October 8, 1964
CO85837PannonicaColumbia CL 2291
CO85838Just You, Just Me-
CO85839April In Paris-
* Columbia CL 2291, CS 9091   Thelonious Monk - Monk

Thelonious Monk Solo

Thelonious Monk (piano)
Los Angeles, CA, October 31, 1964
HCO72123-1I Surrender, DearColumbia CL 2349
HCO72124-1Sweet And Lovelyunissued
HCO72124-2-Columbia CL 2349
HCO72125-1Everything Happens To Meunissued
HCO72125-2--
HCO72125-3-Columbia CL 2349
HCO72126-1I Should Care-
HCO72127-1North Of The Sunset-
* Columbia CL 2349, CS 9149   Thelonious Monk - Solo Monk

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
"The It Club", Los Angeles, CA, October 31, 1964
Blue MonkColumbia C2 38030
Well, You Needn't-
'Round Midnight-
Rhythm-A-Ning-
CO85128Blues Five Spot-
CO85127Bemsha Swing-
CO85123Evidence-
CO85125Nutty-
Epistrophy (theme)Columbia/Legacy C2K 65288
CO85126Straight, No ChaserColumbia C2 38030
CO85124Sweet And LovelyColumbia unissued
* Columbia C2 38030   Thelonious Monk - Live At The It Club
= Columbia/Legacy C2K 65288   Thelonious Monk - Live At The It Club: Complete

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
"The It Club", Los Angeles, CA, November 1, 1964
CO85121TeoColumbia/Legacy C2K 65288
CO85122I'm Getting Sentimental Over YouColumbia CL 2416; Columbia/Legacy C2K 65288
CO85119MisteriosoColumbia C2 38030
CO85120Gallop's Gallop-
CO85118Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are-
CO85117Bright MississippiColumbia/Legacy C2K 65288
CO85114Just You, Just Me-
CO85115All The Things You AreColumbia CL 2416; Columbia/Legacy C2K 65288
CO85116Epistrophy (theme)Columbia/Legacy C2K 65288
* Columbia CL 2416, CS 9216   Thelonious Monk - Misterioso
* Columbia C2 38030   Thelonious Monk - Live At The It Club
= Columbia/Legacy C2K 65288   Thelonious Monk - Live At The It Club: Complete

Thelonious Monk Solo

Thelonious Monk (piano)
Los Angeles, CA, November 2, 1964
HCO72128-3These Foolish ThingsColumbia CL 2349
HCO72129-2I Hadn't Anyone Till Youunissued
HCO72129-4-Columbia CL 2349
HCO72130-1Dinahunissued
HCO72130-2-Columbia CL 2349
HCO72131-1I'm Confessin'unissued
HCO72131-2-Columbia CL 2349
HCO72132-1Monk's Point-
* Columbia CL 2349, CS 9149   Thelonious Monk - Solo Monk

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
"The Jazz Workshop", San Francisco, CA, November 3, 1964
Don't Blame Me (incomplete)Columbia C2 38269
Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are-
Well, You Needn't-
Evidence / Rhythm-A-Ning-
Epistrophy (theme)unissued
'Round MidnightColumbia C2 38269
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You-
Just You, Just Meunissued
Rhythm-A-Ning (incomplete)-
Hackensack-
Bright Mississippi-
Evidence-
Epistrophy (theme)-
CO85105Memories Of You (incomplete)Columbia C2 38269
CO85106Just You, Just Me-
CO85107Honeysuckle Rose (incomplete)Columbia JG 35720
* Columbia C2 38269   Thelonious Monk - Live At The Jazz Workshop
* Columbia JG 35720   Thelonious Monk - Always Know

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
"The Jazz Workshop", San Francisco, CA, November 4, 1964
CO85097Bemsha SwingColumbia CL 2416, C2 38269
CO85098I'm Getting Sentimental Over Youunissued
CO85099Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are-
CO85100EpistrophyColumbia C2 38269
CO85101'Round Midnightunissued
CO85102Nutty-
CO85103Straight, No Chaser-
CO85104Bright MississippiColumbia C2 38269
CO85108Blue Monk-
CO85109Well, You Needn'tunissued
CO85110Thelonious-
CO85111HackensackColumbia C2 38269
CO85112Evidenceunissued
CO85113MisteriosoColumbia C2 38269
* Columbia CL 2416, CS 9216   Thelonious Monk - Misterioso
* Columbia C2 38269   Thelonious Monk - Live At The Jazz Workshop

1965

Thelonious Monk Solo

Thelonious Monk (piano)
NYC, February 23, 1965
CO85578-2Ask Me NowColumbia CL 2349
CO85578-3-unissued
CO85579Everything Happens To Me-
* Columbia CL 2349, CS 9149   Thelonious Monk - Solo Monk

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
"Brandeis University", Waltham, MA, February 27, 1965
CO87201Well, You Needn'tColumbia CL 2416
* Columbia CL 2416, CS 9216   Thelonious Monk - Misterioso

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass -1) Ben Riley (drums -1)
NYC, March 2, 1965
1. CO85595Honeysuckle RoseColumbia CL 2416
2. CO85596-1Ruby, My Dearunissued
3. CO85596-3-Columbia CL 2349
4. CO85597-3Introspectionunissued
5. CO85597-4-Columbia JG 35720
6. CO85598Darn That Dream-
* Columbia CL 2416, CS 9216   Thelonious Monk - Misterioso
* Columbia CL 2349, CS 9149   Thelonious Monk - Solo Monk
* Columbia JG 35720   Thelonious Monk - Always Know

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
television broadcast, "Jazz 625", Channel BBC 2, "The Marquee Club", London, England, March 14, 1965
Straight, No ChaserJazz Up (It) JU 302
Hackensack-
Rhythm-A-Ning-
Epistrophy-
Criss Crossunissued
Well, You Needn't-
Nutty-
* Jazz Up (It) JU 302; Moon (It) MCD 072-2   J.J. Johnson/Thelonious Monk - The Be Bop Legends

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
"L'Olympia", Paris, France, 1st set, May 23, 1965
Jackie-IngBandstand (J) TKCB-30143
Ruby, My Dear-
Evidence-
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You-
April In Paris-
Straight, No Chaser-
* Bandstand (J) TKCB-30143   Thelonious Monk - April In Paris

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
"L'Olympia", Paris, France, 2nd set, May 23, 1965
Blue MonkTrema (F) TR 710377/378
Epistrophy-
Evidence-
Four In One-
Rhythm-A-Ning-
Sweet And Lovely-
* Trema (F) TR 710377/378   Thelonious Monk And His Quartet En Concert Avec Europe 1

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
"L'Olympia", Paris, France, 3rd set, May 23, 1965
Bright MississippiTrema (F) TR 710377/378
Epistrophy-
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You-
Teo-
Well, You Needn't-
* Trema (F) TR 710377/378   Thelonious Monk And His Quartet En Concert Avec Europe 1

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
"Place Des Arts", Montreal, Canada, August 21, 1965
Light BlueCan-Am (Canadian) CA 1100
Blue Monk-
Straight, No Chaser-
Hackensack-
April In Paris-
Evidence-
Epistrophy-
* Can-Am (Canadian) CA 1100   Thelonious Monk - The Canadian Concert

1966

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
"Palais De La Mutualite", Paris, France, March 18, 1966;
"Maison De L'ORTF", Paris, France, March 20, 1966
I Love You (Sweetheart Of All My Dreams)BYG (J) YX-4005/6; Affinity (E) AFF 20
Lulu's Back In TownBYG (J) YX-4005/6; Affinity (E) AFF 20, CD Charly 74
Just A Gigolo-
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You-
same session
Sweet And LovelyBYG (J) YX-4005/6; Affinity (E) AFF 26, CD Charly 74
Off Minor-
Crepuscule With Nellie-
Epistrophy-
same session
Crepuscule With NellieBYG (J) YX-2029
Lulu's Back In Town-
Blue Monk-
Ruby, My Dear-
same session
HackensackBYG (J) YX-2030
Evidence-
Straight, No Chaser-
'Round MidnightBYG (J) YX-2030; Esoldun (F) FC 105
* BYG (J) YX-4005/6   Thelonious Monk
* Affinity (E) AFF 20   Thelonious Monk - Sphere
* Affinity (E) AFF 26   Thelonious Monk - Epistrophy
* BYG (J) YX-2029   Best Moments Of Thelonious Monk, Part 1
* BYG (J) YX-2030   Best Moments Of Thelonious Monk, Part 2
* Esoldun (F) FC 105   Thelonious Monk - Evidence
* Affinity (E) CD Charly 74   Thelonious Monk - The Paris Concert

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
live in Amiens, France, March 23, 1966
Blue MonkRare Live Recordings (Eu) RLR 88643-2
Crepuscule With Nellie-
Rhythm-A-Ning-
* Rare Live Recordings (Eu) RLR 88643-2   Thelonious Monk - The Last Concerts

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
"Victoria Hall", Geneva, Switzerland, March 27, 1966
Lulu's Back In TownJazz Helvet (F) JH 06
Light Blue-
Blue Monk-
Off Minor-
Epistrophy (theme)-
Straight, No Chaser-
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You-
'Round Midnight-
Evidence-
Crepuscule With Nellie-
Epistrophy (theme)-
* Jazz Helvet (F) JH 06   Thelonious Monk 4tet Switzerland 1966

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
"Free Trade Hall", Manchester, England, April 29, 1966
Lulu's Back In TownTempo Di Jazz (It) CDTJ 706
Blue Monk-
Light Blue (Epistrophy)-
Rhythm-A-Ning-
Evidence-
April In Paris-
* Tempo Di Jazz (It) CDTJ 706   Thelonious Monk - Tempo Di Jazz

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, July 2, 1966
Light BlueBlack Lion (J) 32JDB-137
Evidence-
Blue Monk-
Hackensack-
* Black Lion (J) 32JDB-137   Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone -2/4) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass -2/4) Ben Riley (drums -2/4)
NYC, November 14, 1966
1. CO91315This Is My Story, This Is My SongColumbia JG 35720
2. CO92018-1I Didn't Know About You (alt. take)unissued
3. CO92018-4I Didn't Know About You (mst. take)Columbia CL 2651
4. CO92019Green Chimneysunissued
* Columbia JG 35720   Thelonious Monk - Always Know
* Columbia CL 2651, CS 9451   Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, November 15, 1966
CO92020LocomotiveColumbia CL 2651
* Columbia CL 2651, CS 9451   Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser

1967 (age 50)

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone -1,2,4) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass -1,2,4) Ben Riley (drums -1,2,4)
NYC, January 10, 1967
1. CO92056Straight, No ChaserColumbia CL 2651
2. CO92057Japanese Folk Song (Koujou No Tsuki)-
3. CO92058Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea-
4. CO92059Wee See-
* Columbia CL 2651, CS 9451   Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser

Dave Brubeck With Thelonious Monk Quartet

Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
"Puebla Arts Festival", "Auditoria De La Reforma", Puebla, Mexico, May 12, 1967
C Jam BluesColumbia C 30522
* Columbia C 30522; CBS (Eu) S 64377   Dave Brubeck - Summit Sessions

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone -1,3) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass -1,3) Ben Riley (drums -1,3)
"Puebla Arts Festival", "Auditoria De La Reforma", Puebla, Mexico, May 12, 1967
1.Green ChimneysColumbia unissued
2.Don't Blame Me-
3.Evidence-

Thelonious Monk Solo

Thelonious Monk (piano)
live in Atlanta, GA, circa fall 1967
Don't Blame MeColumbia/Legacy CJ 45358
* Columbia/Legacy CJ 45358, CK 45358   Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser (Soundtrack)

Thelonious Monk Octet

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
live in Stockholm, Sweden, October 11, 1967
EpistrophyColumbia/Legacy CJ 45358
Evidence-
* Columbia/Legacy CJ 45358, CK 45358   Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser (Soundtrack)

Thelonious Monk Nonet

Ray Copeland (trumpet -1/3) Clark Terry (flugelhorn -1,2) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone -1,2) Phil Woods (alto saxophone -1,2) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone -1,2) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
"De Doelen", Rotterdam, Holland, October 28, 1967
1.Blue MonkUnique Jazz UJ 12
2.Hackensack-
3.Wee See-
4.Hackensack-
5.Ruby, My Dear-
* Unique Jazz UJ 12   Thelonious Monk Quartet And Octet In Europe

Thelonious Monk Nonet

Ray Copeland (trumpet -1/4,6) Clark Terry (flugelhorn -4) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone -1,3,4) Phil Woods (alto saxophone -1,3,4) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone -1,3,4) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
live in Rotterdam, Holland or Berlin, West Germany, October 28 or November 4, 1967
1.Oska TAffinity (E) AFFD 192
2.Epistrophy-
3.Evidence-
4.Blue Monk-
5.Monk's Mood-
6.Wee See-
* Affinity (E) AFFD 192   Thelonious Monk - On Tour In Europe

Thelonious Monk Nonet

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Clark Terry (flugelhorn) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
"Salle Pleyel", Paris, France, November 3, 1967
Ruby, My DearEsoldun (F) FC 113
Wee See-
Epistrophy-
Oska T-
Evidence-
Blue Monk-
Epistrophy-
* Esoldun (F) FC 113   Thelonious Monk Nonet Live In Paris 1967

Thelonious Monk Octet

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Clark Terry (flugelhorn -2) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
live in Berlin, West Germany, November 4, 1967
1.EvidenceHeart Note (Swd) HN 003
2.Blue Monk-
* Heart Note (Swd) HN 003   Thelonious Monk - In Europe

Thelonious Monk Octet

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
live in Mainz, West Germany, November, 1967
I Mean You (rehearsal and performance)Columbia/Legacy CJ 45358
* Columbia/Legacy CJ 45358, CK 45358   Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser (Soundtrack)

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, December 14, 1967
CO98161Ugly BeautyColumbia CS 9632
CO98162Green Chimneys-
Ugly Beauty (rehearsal)Columbia/Legacy CJ 45358
* Columbia CS 9632   Thelonious Monk - Underground
* Columbia/Legacy CJ 45358, CK 45358   Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser (Soundtrack)

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
NYC, December 21, 1967
CO98171Boo Boo's BirthdayColumbia CS 9632
* Columbia CS 9632   Thelonious Monk - Underground

1968

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass -1) Ben Riley (drums -1) Nica De Koenigswarter, Thelonious Monk Jr. (comments -1)
"Village Vanguard", NYC, circa early 1968
1.'Round MidnightColumbia/Legacy CJ 45358
2.Sweetheart Of All My Dreams-
* Columbia/Legacy CJ 45358, CK 45358   Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser (Soundtrack)

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums) Jon Hendricks (vocals -2)
NYC, February 14, 1968
1. CO92969Easy Street (edited version)Columbia CS 9632
2. CO92970In Walked Bud-
3. CO92971Raise Four-
4. CO92972Thelonious-
5.Easy StreetColumbia JG 35720
* Columbia CS 9632   Thelonious Monk - Underground
* Columbia JG 35720   Thelonious Monk - Always Know

Thelonious Monk Orchestra

Bobby Bryant, Conte Candoli, Freddie Hill (trumpet) Lou Blackburn, Bob Bralinger, Billy Byers, Mike Wimberley (trombone) Ernie Small (baritone saxophone) Gene Cipriano, Buddy Collette, Tom Scott (Homer Scott) (reeds) Thelonious Monk (piano) Howard Roberts (guitar) Larry Gales (bass) John Guerin, Ben Riley (drums) Oliver Nelson (arranger)
Hollywood, CA, November 19, 1968
HCO97832Little Rootie TootieColumbia CS 9806
HCO97833Let's Cool One-
HCO97834Blue MonkColumbia/Legacy CK 53581
HCO97835'Round MidnightColumbia CS 9775; Columbia/Legacy CK 53581
HCO97836Straight, No ChaserColumbia CS 9806
HCO97837Reflections-
HCO97838Monk's Point-
* Columbia CS 9806   Thelonious Monk - Monk's Blues
* Columbia CS 9775   Thelonious Monk - Greatest Hits
* Columbia/Legacy CK 53581   Thelonious Monk - Monk's Blues

Thelonious Monk Orchestra

Bobby Bryant, Conte Candoli, Freddie Hill (trumpet) Lou Blackburn, Bob Bralinger, Billy Byers, Mike Wimberley (trombone) Ernie Small (baritone saxophone) Gene Cipriano, Buddy Collette, Tom Scott (Homer Scott) (reeds) Thelonious Monk (piano) Howard Roberts (guitar) Larry Gales (bass) John Guerin, Ben Riley (drums) Oliver Nelson (arranger): same personnel
Hollywood, CA, November 20, 1968
HCO97839Just A Glance At LoveColumbia CS 9806
HCO97840Trinkle, Tinkle-
HCO97841Brilliant Corners-
HCO97842Consecutive Seconds-
* Columbia CS 9806   Thelonious Monk - Monk's Blues

1969

Thelonious Monk Solo

Thelonious Monk (piano)
television broadcast, Paris, France, November 6, 1969
Sophisticated LadyHeart Note (Swd) HN 003
Caravan-
Solitude-
* Heart Note (Swd) HN 003   Thelonious Monk - In Europe

Thelonious Monk Solo

Thelonious Monk (piano): same personnel
television broadcast, Paris, France, December 25, 1969
Coming On The HudsonHeart Note (Swd) HN 003
Crepuscule With Nellie-
* Heart Note (Swd) HN 003   Thelonious Monk - In Europe

Stars Of Bop

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto,tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Alex Cafa (guitar) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Paris, France, 1969
Woody'n YouMoon (It) MLP 006-1
Groovin' High-
Don't Blame Me-
I Can't Get Started-
Lover Man-
Cush-
* Moon (It) MLP 006-1, MCD 006-2   Stars Of Bop - Tour De Force

1970

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Paul Jeffrey (tenor saxophone -1,3/5) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Ridley (bass -1,3/5) Lenny McBrowne (drums -1,3/5) Toshiyuki Miyama And His New Herd Orchestra (-4,5)
"Shinjuku Koseinenkin Kaikan", Tokyo, Japan, October 4, 1970
1.Straight, No ChaserExpress (J) ETJ 60006
2.Don't Blame Me-
3.Evidence-
4.'Round Midnight-
5.Blue Monk-
* Express (J) ETJ 60006   Thelonious Monk In Tokyo

1971

Giants Of Jazz

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, piano) Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto,tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"T.N.P.", Paris, France, October 22, 1971
I Mean YouLotus (It) ORL 8252
'Round Midnight-
Tour De Force-
Tin Tin Deo-
* Lotus (It) ORL 8252   Giants Of Jazz - Bop Fathers, Vol. 1

Giants Of Jazz

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, piano) Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto,tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Philharmonie", Berlin, West Germany, November 5, 1971
Blue 'N' BoogieEmArcy (J) EJD 3018
'Round Midnight-
Tour De Force-
Lover Man-
Tin Tin Deo-
Everything Happens To Me-
A Night In Tunisia-
* EmArcy (J) EJD 3018   Giants Of Jazz In Berlin '71

Giants Of Jazz

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, piano) Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto,tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Berne or Zurich, Switzerland, November 12, 1971
Straight, No ChaserConcord Jazz GW 3004
Thelonious-
Epistrophy-
Don't Blame Me-
I'll Wait For You-
Sweet And Lovely-
* Concord Jazz GW 3004   Giants Of Jazz

Giants Of Jazz

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, piano) Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto,tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Victoria Theatre", London, England, 1st concert, November 14, 1971
24072'Round Midnightunissued
24073Tour De Force-
24074Lover Man-
24075Tin Tin DeoAtlantic SD 2-905
24076The Bebop Tuneunissued
24077Woody'n YouAtlantic SD 2-905
24078I Can't Get Startedunissued
24079Blue Monk-
24080A Night In TunisiaAtlantic SD 2-905
* Atlantic SD 2-905   The Giants Of Jazz

Giants Of Jazz

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, piano) Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto,tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Victoria Theatre", London, England, 2nd concert, November 14, 1971
24081Blue 'N' BoogieAtlantic SD 2-905
24082'Round Midnight-
24083Tour De Force-
24084Lover Man (Dizzy's Rap)-
24085Tin Tin Deounissued
24086Allen's Alley (The Bebop Tune)Atlantic SD 2-905
24087Woody'n Youunissued
24088Everything Happens To MeAtlantic SD 2-905
24089Blue Monk-
24090A Night In Tunisia-
* Atlantic SD 2-905   The Giants Of Jazz

Thelonious Monk Solo/Trio

Thelonious Monk (piano)
Chappell Studios, London, England, November 15, 1971
Trinkle, Tinkle (take 3)Black Lion (G) BLM 51501, (G) BLCD 760101; Mosaic MR4-112
Crepuscule With Nellie (take 2)-
Darn That Dream-
Little Rootie TootieBlack Lion (E) BL 197, (G) BLM 51501, (G) BLCD 760101; Mosaic MR4-112
Meet Me Tonight In DreamlandBlack Lion (G) BLCD 760101; Mosaic MR4-112
Nice Work If You Can Get ItBlack Lion (E) BL 152, (G) BLM 51501, (G) BLCD 760101; Mosaic MR4-112
My Melancholy BabyBlack Lion (G) BLM 51501, (G) BLCD 760101; Mosaic MR4-112
Jackie-IngBlack Lion (E) BL 152, (G) BLM 51501, (G) BLCD 760101; Mosaic MR4-112
Lover ManBlack Lion (G) BLCD 760101; Mosaic MR4-112
Blue SphereBlack Lion (E) BL 152, (G) BLM 51501, (G) BLCD 760101; Mosaic MR4-112
Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Evidence (take 2)Black Lion (E) BL 152, (G) BLCD 760116; Mosaic MR4-112
MisteriosoBlack Lion (E) BL 197, (G) BLCD 760116; Mosaic MR4-112
Crepuscule With Nellie (take 4)-
I Mean You-
Criss CrossBlack Lion (E) BL 152, (G) BLCD 760116; Mosaic MR4-112
Ruby, My DearBlack Lion (E) BL 197, (G) BLCD 760116; Mosaic MR4-112
Nutty (take 2)Black Lion (E) BL 152, (G) BLCD 760116; Mosaic MR4-112
Hackensack (take 2)-
Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass -6/10,12) Art Blakey (drums -6/10,12)
1.Trinkle, Tinkle (take 2)Black Lion (E) BL 197, (G) BLCD 760142; Mosaic MR4-112
2.The Man I Love-
3.Something In BlueBlack Lion (E) BL 152, (G) BLCD 760142; Mosaic MR4-112
4.Introspection (take 1)Black Lion (G) BLCD 760142; Mosaic MR4-112
5.Trinkle, Tinkle (take 1)-
6.Crepuscule With Nellie (take 3)Black Lion (G) BLCD 760142
7.Nutty (take 1)-
8.Introspection (take 3)-
9.Hackensack (take 1)Black Lion (G) BLCD 760142; Mosaic MR4-112
10.Evidence (take 1)-
11.Chordially-
12.Introspection (take 2)Mosaic MR4-112
* Black Lion (G) BLM 51501   Thelonious Monk - Blue Sphere
= Freedom (G) FLP 42202   Thelonious Monk - Nice Work In London
* Mosaic MR4-112, MD3-112   The Complete Black Lion And Vogue Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Black Lion (E) BL 197, BLP 30141   Thelonious Monk - The Man I Love
* Black Lion (E) BL 152, BLP 30119   Thelonious Monk - Something In Blue
* Black Lion (G) BLCD 760101   Thelonious Monk - The London Collection: Volume One
= Black Lion (G) BLCD 76012   Thelonious Monk - The Complete London Collection
* Black Lion (G) BLCD 760116   Thelonious Monk - The London Collection: Volume Two
= Black Lion (G) BLCD 76012   Thelonious Monk - The Complete London Collection
* Black Lion (G) BLCD 760142   Thelonious Monk - The London Collection: Volume Three
= Black Lion (G) BLCD 76012   Thelonious Monk - The Complete London Collection

1972

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Paul Jeffrey (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Dave Holland (bass) T.S. Monk (drums)
"Village Vanguard", NYC, June 15, 1972
Straight, No ChaserRare Live Recordings (Eu) RLR 88643-2
Off Minor-
'Round Midnight-
Hackensack-
Epistrophy (theme)-
Evidence-
Blue Monk-
Rhythm-A-Ning-
Bright Mississippi-
Epistrophy (theme)-
* Rare Live Recordings (Eu) RLR 88643-2   Thelonious Monk - The Last Concerts

1975

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Paul Jeffrey (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Ridley (bass) T.S. Monk (drums)
"Newport Jazz Festival In New York", Lincoln Center, NYC, July 3, 1975
AnnouncementRare Live Recordings (Eu) RLR 88643-2
I Mean You-
Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are-
We See-
Misterioso-
'Round Midnight-
* Rare Live Recordings (Eu) RLR 88643-2   Thelonious Monk - The Last Concerts