“The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall” is the perfect entry point for any first-time listener to the idiosyncratic composer.
One of Thelonious Monk’s most skittish albums.
This oft-forgotten solo piano showcase is another reminder why Thelonious Monk was the most singular jazz musician of the era.
Album review of Thelonious in Action, a 1958 live LP by Thelonious Monk.
Thelonious Himself provides an intimate setting for Monk to paint some of his moodiest pictures.
One of Thelonious Monk’s minor collaborations; one of Gerry Mulligan’s major works.
Thelonious Monk’s greatest album.
Monk’s Music is one the pianists most essential LPs.
Song of the Day: “Honeysuckle Rose” by Thelonious Monk
Ironically, “The Unique Thelonious Monk” is unique in the fact that it is conventional.
Reviews of two Thelonious Monk LPs from 1955.
A look at two albums from two all-time jazz greats.