Jazz Pianist

Thelonious Monk

  • Oct 10, 1917 - Feb 17, 1982 (age 64)
  • 6' 3" (1.91 m)
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2015
SongSep 18, 2015

Well You Needn't
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SongSep 18, 2015

Evidence
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SongSep 18, 2015

Epistrophy
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SongSep 18, 2015

Misterioso
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2012
Jazz Portraits
AlbumJul 20, 2012

Jazz Portraits

Jazz Portraits released.
2011
Dynamic Jazz: Thelonious Monk
AlbumSep 19, 2011

Dynamic Jazz: Thelonious Monk

Dynamic Jazz: Thelonious Monk released.
2008
Monk, Alone in Paris
AlbumFeb 26, 2008

Monk, Alone in Paris

Monk, Alone in Paris is the 2008 live album by Thelonious Monk.
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2007
Midnight Monk
AlbumMar 2, 2007

Midnight Monk

Midnight Monk released.
2006
The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings
AlbumJun 27, 2006

The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings

The Complete 1957 Riverside …
The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings is a 2006 release of Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane's work for the Riverside Records label in 1957, with two tracks previously unreleased. This collection is an almost complete anthology of the work of Monk and Coltrane, who only recorded together in the studio during 1957. The set draws from tracks recorded for Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane, Monk's Music and a trio track from Thelonious Himself.
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Supreme Jazz
AlbumMar 27, 2006

Supreme Jazz

Supreme Jazz released.
Grammy Hall of Fame
Award2006

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane".
Award2006

Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards

Won Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards.
2005
Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall
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AlbumSep 27, 2005

Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltran…

At Carnegie Hall is a live album …
At Carnegie Hall is a live album by The Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane.
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2003
Monk Plays Thelonious
AlbumJan 27, 2003

Monk Plays Thelonious

Monk Plays Thelonious released.
2002
Grammy Hall of Fame
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Award2002

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Genius of Modern Music, Volume 2".
2001
Monk in Tokyo
AlbumJul 10, 2001

Monk in Tokyo

Monk in Tokyo is a live album recorded in 1963 and first …
Monk in Tokyo is a live album recorded in 1963 and first released in Japan by Columbia Records as two separate LPs in 1963 (PSS 46 "In Tokyo 1" and PSS 47 "In Tokyo 2"), then in edited form as a single LP in 1969 by CBS/Sony Records and reissued in complete form as a double LP in 1973, featuring several original Monk compositions as well as jazz standards.
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Complete Genius of Modern Music
AlbumJun 20, 2001

Complete Genius of Modern Music

Complete Genius of Modern Music released.
After Hours at Minton's
AlbumJan 1, 2001

After Hours at Minton's

After Hours at Minton's is the …
After Hours at Minton's is the 2001 album by Thelonious Monk.
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2000
Grammy Hall of Fame
Award2000

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Monk's Music".
1998
Grammy Hall of Fame
Award1998

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Brilliant Corners".
1995
Masters of American Music
TV ShowSep 14, 1995

Masters of American Music

Masters of American Music is a …
Masters of American Music is a documentary feature tracing the roots of American jazz. Telling the story through the words of the artists themselves, Masters of American Music profiles American jazz masters Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday and Thelonius Monk. Parker, a saxophone prodigy, nearly re-invented the music form before his untimely death at 35, attributed to drug usage. Parker gained tremendous success at an early age and was embraced by music fans and insiders alike. Holiday's contribution to her musical genre is still being felt today, and through interviews with friends and peers, her life and music is examined. Thelonius Monk, known as much for his colorful, eccentric personality as for his music, is profiled like never before, and a portrait of a deeply misunderstood man emerges. Through interviews with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Ruby Dee, Tony Bennett and Wynton Marsalis, the richly tapestried history of jazz is celebrated.
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1992
Nomination1992

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominated for Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Award1992

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
1988
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser
MovieOct 20, 1988

Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser

A documentary film about the …
A documentary film about the life of pianist and jazz great Thelonious Sphere Monk. Features live performances by Monk and his band, and interviews with friends and family about the offbeat genius.
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1982
Thelonious Monk
PersonalFebruary 1982

Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk passed away.
1976
Award1976

Creative Arts, US & Canada

Won Guggenheim Fellowship …
Won Guggenheim Fellowship For Creative Arts, US & Canada.
Guggenheim Fellowship
1964
SongJan 1, 1964

April In Paris (Take 6)
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Monk
AlbumJan 1, 1964

Monk

Monk (Prestige PRLP 7053) is a 1956 compilation album by jazz …
Monk (Prestige PRLP 7053) is a 1956 compilation album by jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, featuring material recorded from 1953 to 1954 for the Prestige label and performed by Monk with two quintets, one featuring Julius Watkins, Sonny Rollins, Percy Heath, and Willie Jones and one featuring Ray Copeland, Frank Foster, Curly Russell, and Art Blakey. It was originally titled both Thelonious Monk [on its 1956 cover] and Thelonious Monk Quintets [on its labels] (PRLP 7053). Over the following decade, it was also re-released as Wee See (PRLP 7245) and The Golden Monk (PRST 7363) The most common cover art (with the Monk title), is 1958 revision, designed by Andy Warhol.
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1963
Monk's Dream
AlbumJan 1, 1963

Monk's Dream

Monk's Dream is an album by jazz pianist Thelonious Monk that …
Monk's Dream is an album by jazz pianist Thelonious Monk that was released by Columbia Records in March 1963.
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1961
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane
AlbumJan 1, 1961

Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane

Thelonious Monk with John …
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane is a 1961 album by Thelonious Monk issued on Jazzland Records, a subsidiary of Riverside Records. It consists of material recorded four years earlier when Monk worked extensively with John Coltrane, issued after Coltrane had become a leader and jazz star in his own right.
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1959
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
TV ShowSep 29, 1959

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis …
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (also known as simply Dobie Gillis or Max Shulman's Dobie Gillis in later seasons and in syndication) is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from September 29, 1959, to June 5, 1963. The series and several episode scripts were adapted from the "Dobie Gillis" short stories written by Max Shulman since 1945, and first collected in 1951 under the same title as the subsequent TV series. Shulman also wrote a feature film adaptation of his "Dobie Gillis" stories for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1953, entitled The Affairs of Dobie Gillis which featured Bobby Van in the title role.
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Jazz on a Summer's Day
MovieAug 1, 1959

Jazz on a Summer's Day

The highlights of the 1958 …
The highlights of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.
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5 by Monk by 5
AlbumJan 1, 1959

5 by Monk by 5

5 by Monk by 5 is an album by the jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, …
5 by Monk by 5 is an album by the jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, recorded in 1959. It contains five of Monk's original compositions performed by a quintet.
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1958
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk
AlbumJun 1, 1958

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonio…

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers …
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk is a studio album released in 1958 on Atlantic Records, catalogue SD 1278. It is a collaboration between the Jazz Messengers, the group led by drummer Art Blakey, and special guest Thelonious Monk on piano. The album is the only time Monk recorded for the Atlantic label.
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1957
Monk's Music
AlbumJan 1, 1957

Monk's Music

Monk's Music is an album by Thelonious Monk's jazz septet. …
Monk's Music is an album by Thelonious Monk's jazz septet. It was recorded in New York City on June 26, 1957, and released in October the same year.
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Mulligan Meets Monk
AlbumJan 1, 1957

Mulligan Meets Monk

Mulligan Meets Monk is a studio album by American jazz pianist …
Mulligan Meets Monk is a studio album by American jazz pianist Thelonious Monk and baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, originally released on Riverside Records in 1957. It has been reissued numerous times. It was remastered for CD in 1987 (on Fantasy's Original Jazz Classics) with three additional alternative takes from the original session.
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1955
Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington
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AlbumJan 1, 1955

Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington

Thelonious Monk Plays Duke …
Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington is an album by jazz pianist Thelonious Monk that was released by Riverside in 1956. It was also released under the title Thelonious Monk Plays the Music of Duke Ellington. The album contains Monk's versions of songs by Duke Ellington. The album was reissued by Riverside on March 27, 2007, in the United States and on April 16, 2007, in the United Kingdom.
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1954
The Tonight Show
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TV ShowSep 27, 1954

The Tonight Show

The show originated as a local New York City late night program in …
The show originated as a local New York City late night program in June 1953 and went onto the network in September 1954. Throughout the summer of 1956, Steve Allen was the only host. When ...
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Piano Solo
AlbumJan 1, 1954

Piano Solo

Piano Solo is a 1954 album by jazz pianist and composer …
Piano Solo is a 1954 album by jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, recorded in Paris, France on June 4, 1954, originally for a radio broadcast. The original album was released on the French Disques Vogue label as a 10" mini-LP. Several of the song titles were listed inaccurately on the original release, and Monk's first name included an extra 'o'. The material has been re-released over the years, under a number of titles, on GNP Crescendo and several other labels. Some releases include "Hackensack" as an additional track, sometimes listed inaccurately as "Well You Needn't (take 2)."
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1949
T. S. Monk
ChildDecember 1949

T. S. Monk

Thelonious Sphere "T. S." Monk III (born December 27, 1949) is …
Thelonious Sphere "T. S." Monk III (born December 27, 1949) is an American jazz drummer, composer and bandleader. He is the son of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk.
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Nellie Monk
Marriage1949

Nellie Monk

Nellie Monk was born on December 27, 1921 in St. Petersburg, …
Nellie Monk was born on December 27, 1921 in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA as Nellie Smith. She was married to Thelonious Monk. She died on June 25, 2002 in New York City, New York, USA.
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1947
SongOct 15, 1947

April in Paris
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1917
Thelonious Monk
BirthOctober 1917

Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk was born.
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