[97] The original lead sheet was later discovered around the '90s, and was first recorded by Monk's son for his album Monk on Monk.[1]. 2,[75] Misterioso, Big Band and Quartet in Concert, Live at the It Club and Live at the Jazz Workshop. A contrafact of ”Oh, Lady Be Good!” that was first "stolen" by Mary Lou Williams and was first recorded on December 15, 1944, by her band.

It was however not for nostalgic reasons, but because the first phrase of the tune fit with the new title. A notoriously difficult 22-bar tune in ABA-form (8-7-7 bars respectively), where the head is first played slowly and then in double-time. [56], A contrafact of ”I Got Rhythm” that was the very first tune Monk recorded as a leader. The A-section doesn't land on a stable chord until bar 6 where it lands on DΔ7, but the B-section establishes D♭Δ7 as a new key center.
Jon Hendricks added lyrics to the tune, retitling it Listen to Monk and it appears on Carmen McRae's album Carmen Sings Monk.[86].

A tune Monk wrote with Denzil Best and was first recorded on December 18, 1952, for the album Thelonious Monk Trio. [10] It also appears on almost every single live album recorded by Monk since 1958, starting with Thelonious in Action. An improvised blues in B♭ recorded in October 1959 for Thelonious Alone in San Francisco.

[48], A 32-bar tune in AABA-form that is notorious for its difficult melody.

It was only recorded once, on February 14, 1968, for the album Underground. The title is a corruption from "Just You, Just Me" to "Just Us" to "Justice" to the final title "Evidence".

[25], A 24-bar tune in B♭ minor in ABA-form. The performances were recorded perhaps as early as the 1970s, either in the province of Burgos or in Madrid, the Spanish capital.

A blues in B♭ written in the studio and first recorded on September 22, 1954, for the album Thelonious Monk Trio, and is by far the tune Monk recorded the most. [32] It was first recorded on February 25, 1958, with Clark Terry, Johnny Griffin and Pepper Adams with Monk's rhythm section. "In Walked Bud" was based loosely on the chord progression of "Blue Skies," an early pop standard composed in 1927 by Irving Berlin. [53], A Christmas tune that Monk composed in the holiday of 1959 with lyrics, that was never recorded. For copyright reasons, the song was renamed "Dear Ruby".

A 32-bar tune in AABA-form that Monk co-wrote with Coleman Hawkins, and Hawkins was the first to record the tune in December, 1946. When the recording was released, it was only credited to Monk – Hakim and Sulieman did not receive the composer's credit until Monk's death. R.E.M. Chant is a compilation album of Gregorian chant, performed by the Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos in Spain.. The tune also appears on Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants[13] and Brilliant Corners, featuring Max Roach with a timpani drum added to his set, this inspired Monk's son "Toot" Monk to play the drums. The album's liner notes claim the title is "in honor of" the "ancient, ornate chandeliers" in Fugazi Hall, where the album was recorded. The tune was first titled "What Now",[77] and part of the A-section was borrowed from Elmo Hope. The theme is found in Mary Lou Williams' arrangement of Walking and Swinging (with Andy Kirk, 1936), and on bootleg recordings of Charlie Christian's tune "Meet Dr. Christian", recorded at Minton's Playhouse. [58] The first recording by Monk was recorded on July 2, 1948, for the Wizard of the Vibes sessions, featuring Milt Jackson. [11], A tune that was never recorded by Monk, but was first recorded by Jackie McLean for his album A Fickle Sonance, under the title "Five Will Get You Ten". [29], A 32-bar tune in AABA-form in A♭, that was written around 1943–1944, and was originally called "The Pump". The title is a corruption of "shuffle ball", which is a move commonly used in tap dance. DVDs Blu-ray VHS. [12] It is a 16-bar tune with an AABA-form. Thelonious (Complete Version) - (with The Thelonious Monk Orchestra), Friday the 13th - (with The Thelonious Monk Orchestra), Monk's Mood - (with The Thelonious Monk Orchestra), Little Rootie Tootie - (with The Thelonious Monk Orchestra), Off Minor - (with The Thelonious Monk Orchestra), Crepuscule With Nellie - (with The Thelonious Monk Orchestra), Little Rootie Tootie (Encore) - (with The Thelonious Monk Orchestra), In Walked Bud - (with The Thelonious Monk Orchestra), Blue Monk - (with The Thelonious Monk Orchestra), Rhythm-a-Ning - (with The Thelonious Monk Orchestra), It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Pannonica [Incomplete--Opening Chorus Only], I Mean You (Stickball) - (take Rehearsal and Performance), I Didn't Know About You [Take 1][Alternate Take], Max Roach (Solo Taken From Sonny Rollins' 'Freedom Suite'), Philly Joe Jones (Solo Taken From Philly Joe Jones' 'Tribal Message'), Charlie Persip (With Johnny Griffin's Big Soul Band), Elvin Jones (Solo Taken From Barry Harris' 'Preminado'), Kenny Clarke (Taken From Thelonious Monk's 'Caravan'), Art Blakey (Solo Taken From Bobby Timmons' 'Soul Time'), Max Roach (Solo Taken From Max Roach's 'Conversation'), Jimmy Cobb (Solo Taken From Bobby Timmons' 'Easy Does It'), (I Don'T Stand) A Ghost of a Chance with You, Susanna, Or Via Sortite - Aperite, Presto, Aperite, E Susanna Non Vien - Dove Sono I Beii Momenti, Tutto è Disposto - Aprite Un Po' Quegli Occhi, In Quali Eccessi - Mi Tradi Quell' Alma Ingrata, It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing, The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall (Live) (CD), Prestige Profiles (Plus Bonus CD, Volume 2) (2-CD), Thelonious in Action: Recorded at the Five Spot Cafe (Live) (CD), Straight No Chaser [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (CD-R), Thelonious Monk Trio [Prestige / OJC] (CD), 100 Hits: Jazz: 100 Essential Tracks From The Golden Era... (CD), Timeless Classic Albums (Thelonious Monk Plays Duke... (CD), Three Original Riverside Albums (The Soul Of Jazz / The... (CD), 'Round Midnight And Other Jazz Classics (CD), The Complete Albums Collection 1957-61 (5-CD), The Absolutely Essential Collection: 45 Original Recordings... (CD), The Complete Albums Collection 1954-57 (5-CD), Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes. Gifts. [5] It later appeared on Piano Solo,[44] and on Criss-Cross.[38]. [91][77] It was first recorded on October 24, 1947, for the Genius of Modern Music sessions. [80] The other explanation is that title is a corruption of the British English pronunciation of "ask for tea".

Mark Murphy sings a version (the lyric is credited to Ben Sidran) on his album Kerouac, Then and Now. It has been recorded numerous times by Monk and others and is one of Monk's most covered songs.[95]. [57] It was later recorded for the album Underground,[22] and live versions appear on the albums The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall,[36] and Live at the Jazz Workshop. A 36-bar tune in AABA-form (8-8-10-10) in B♭ major. 's album "Automatic for the People" is one of the top artistic achievements of '90s pop music, and "Man on the Moon" is one of the most memorable and beautiful songs from that album. [17] Live versions of the tune appear on the live albums Discovery!,[66] Misterioso and on The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall. It is also believed that the title is a corruption of the term "tickler", which was what the old stride pianists used to call themselves. [46] Margo Guryan also wrote lyrics for the tune. [47] Both Chaka Khan and Jon Hendricks have written lyrics to tune.

The tune was partly inspired by trumpeter Ray Copeland having the flu on the recording date, and horn player Julius Watkins stepped in instead. The riff contains only the pitches B♭ and A, insisting on the tonic, and is reharmonized with descending chords. [68], A 32-bar tune in AABA-form, with an unusual bass ostinato. It was first recorded on November 13, 1953, and appears on the album Monk. This is a list of compositions by jazz musician Thelonious Monk. A 1984 European LP listed it as simply "Children’s Song", but it has generally been known as “Children’s Song (That Old Man)” since the 2002 CD issue. [56] It was later recorded with Clark Terry for the album In Orbit,[69] and appears on Misterioso, and Monk's Blues. The tune was later retitled "Ruby, My Dear" after Rubie Richardson, Monk's first love and his older sister Marion's best friend.
The tune was first recorded on November 13, 1953, and appears on the album Monk, and later appears on the album Criss-Cross.