Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Sphere Monk

Also known as セロニアス・モンク, セロニウス・モンク, DK Orchestra, Т. Монк, Телониус Монк, Mann, Monk, T Monk, T S Monk, T, Monk, T. Monk, T. Mok, T. Monk, T. Monkas, T.Monk, T.S. Monk, Telonus Monk, Th. Monk, Thel. Monk, Theleonious Monk, Theloneous Monk, Thelonious S Monk, Thelonious S. Monk, Thelonious Sphere Monk, Thelonius Monk, Thelonius Sphere Monk, Theolonius Monk
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Discography of Thelonious Monk:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Epistrophy 4 Audio 1980 Affinity
2 Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1 21 Audio 1989 Blue Note
3 Piano Solo 9 Audio 1996 BMG France
4 Genius Of Modern Music Vol 1 12 Audio 1984 Blue Note
5 Straight, No Chaser 9 Audio 1996
6 The Best Of Thelonious Monk 16 Audio 1991 Blue Note
7 Standards 10 Audio 1989 CBS
8 Monk's Blues 9 Audio 1991 Columbia
9 Pure Monk 21 Audio 1973 Milestone Records
10 Giants Meeting 2 Audio 1964 Riverside Records
11 Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane 6 Audio 1982
12 Locomotive / Hackensack 2 Audio 1957 Metronome
13 Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane 6 Audio 2000-08-01 Jazzland
14 1962-1968 10 Audio 2003
15 Genius Of Modern Music Volume 2 18 Audio 1989 Blue Note
16 Misterioso 8 Audio 1965 Columbia
17 Brilliant Corners 5 Audio 1987-12-00
18 The Unique Thelonious Monk 7 Audio 1959 Riverside Records
19 Monk / Trane 12 Audio 1973 Milestone Records
20 'Round Midnight 20 Audio 1999 Prism Leisure
21 Genius Of Modern Music, Volume Two 18 Audio 2001-07-31 Blue Note
22 Criss-Cross 12 Audio 2003
23 Straight, No Chaser 6 Audio 1996 Columbia
24 Thelonious Monk 6 Audio 1983 AMIGA
25 The Very Best 13 Audio 2005 Blue Note
26 Solo Monk 22 Audio 2003-08-19
27 Midnight Moods 18 Audio 2005 Weton-Wesgram
28 Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington 8 Audio 1966 Riverside Records
29 Straight, No Chaser 6 Audio 1967 CBS
30 Genius Of Modern Music Volume One 21 Audio 2001 Blue Note
31 Underground 7 Audio 1987 CBS
32 Big Band And Quartet In Concert 7 Audio 1964 Columbia
33 Solo On Vogue 9 Audio 1984 King Records
34 Something In Blue 8 Audio 1971 Black Lion Records
35 Monk / Trane 12 Audio 1973 Milestone Records
36 The Jazz Masters - 100 Años De Swing 4 Audio 1996 Mandarim Records
37 Thelonious Alone In San Francisco 11 Audio 2006-09-11
38 Monk's Blues 11 Audio 1994-06-14
39 Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk 6 Audio
40 In Person 13 Audio 1976 Milestone Records
41 Thelonious Himself 8 Audio 1986
42 Ken Burns Jazz 14 Audio 2000 Columbia
43 Brilliant Corners 5 Audio
44 Pure Monk 21 Audio Carrere
45 Thelonious Alone In San Francisco 10 Audio 1986
46 Criss-Cross 13 Audio 2003
47 Thelonious Monk 16 Audio Bella Musica
48 Thelonious Monk 8 Audio 1972 GNP Crescendo
49 Panorama 7 Audio 1969 Riverside Records
50 Two Hours With Thelonious (European Concerts By Thelonious Monk) 18 Audio 1982 Riverside Records


American jazz pianist and composer.

Born: 10 October 1917 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA.

Died: 17 February 1982 in Weehawken, New Jersey, USA (aged 64).

One of the most influential pianists of the twentieth century, Thelonious Monk had a idiosyncratic improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire. He is often regarded as one of the founders of bebop. Monk's prolific compositions and improvisations are full of dissonant harmonies and angular melodic twists. His unorthodox approach to the piano combines a highly percussive attack with abrupt, use of silence and dramatic pauses. He was also known for a distinct fashion sense in his suits, hats and trademark sunglasses. Monk was an unconventional stage presence, known for getting up from his piano to dance (sometimes in a counter-clockwise motion which drew comparisons to ring-shout and Muslim Sufi whirling) while his band members were still playing. Monk is one of only five jazz musicians to date to be featured on the cover of Time magazine, which puts him in a select company with [a=Louis Armstrong], [a=Duke Ellington], [a=Wynton Marsalis], and [a=Dave Brubeck].

Father of [a=Thelonious Monk Jr.] and [a=Boo Boo Monk].


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