Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer considered one of the giants of American music. Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Epistrophy", "'Round Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Straight, No Chaser" and "Well, You Needn't". Monk is the second-most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington, which is particularly remarkable as Ellington composed over 1,000 songs while Monk wrote about 70.

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Lyrics for songs by Thelonious Monk:

Thelonious Monk in Italy [1961]

Body and Soul4:48 

Solo Monk [1965]


The Man I Love [1971]

The Man I Love  

The Complete Genius [1977]

'Round Midnight  

Memorial Album [1989]

I Want to Be Happy7:44 

After Hours at Minton's [2002]

Sweet Lorraine8:25 

We See [Jazz Reference] [2005]

Round Midnight5:11 

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