The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall

"The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall" is the perfect entry point for any first-time listener…

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5 by Monk by 5 – Thelonious Monk

One of Thelonious Monk's most skittish albums.

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Thelonious Alone in San Francisco – Thelonious Monk

This oft-forgotten solo piano showcase is another reminder why Thelonious Monk was the most singular jazz…

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Thelonious in Action | Album Review

Album review of Thelonious in Action, a 1958 live LP by Thelonious Monk. Grade: A-

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Thelonious Himself

Thelonious Himself provides an intimate setting for Monk to paint some of his moodiest pictures. Grade:…

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Mulligan Meets Monk

One of Thelonious Monk's minor collaborations; one of Gerry Mulligan's major works. Grade: A-

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Brilliant Corners

Thelonious Monk's greatest album. Grade: A+

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Monk’s Music

Monk's Music is one the pianists most essential LPs. Grade: A

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Song of the Day: “Honeysuckle Rose”

Song of the Day: "Honeysuckle Rose" by Thelonious Monk

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The Unique Thelonious Monk

Ironically, "The Unique Thelonious Monk" is unique in the fact that it is conventional. Grade: A

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Thelonious Monk continued his hot streak into 1955

Thelonious Monk continued his hot streak into 1955

Reviews of two Thelonious Monk LPs from 1955.

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Monk and Powell: Jazz Pianists in 1954

A look at two albums from two all-time jazz greats.

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