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Rabble Without A Cause
Wednesday October 23rd, 2019 with Bruce Walton
Covers of Thelonious Monk compositions, part 1

Thelonious Sphere Monk wrote 68 songs in total. Jazz musicians have recorded roughly 10000 versions of those songs. Here are 12 of them, mostly less well-known compositions. The bracketed number is the number of times the song has been recorded (Monk versions included). Robyn D. G. Kelley's biography, Thelonious Monk, the Life & Times of an American Original, is well worth a read.
to start, Bird live from the 'Metropolitan Bopera House', introduction by dj Symphony Sid
52nd Street Theme (119)
Charlie Parker - live, Royal Roost, NYC, Sept. 1948
Round Midnight (1826)
Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra (Hattie Randolph, vcl) - Sun Sound Pleasure (1958)
Bye-Ya (127)
Jane Bunnett & Don Pullen - New York Duets (1989)
Children's Song (That Old Man) (60)
Arthur Blythe - Focus (2002)
Jackie-ing (84)
Roswell Rudd (Toumani Diabate, kora) - MaliCool (2000)
Skippy (72)
Swingrass - SwinGrass '83
Boo Boo's Birthday (38)
Paul Motian - Monk and Powell (1998)
We See (97)
Matt Wilson Arts & Crafts (Terrell Stafford, tpt) - The Scenic Route (2006)
Who Knows (62)
Dave Douglas (Mark Feldman vln, Erik Friedlander cello) - Five (1995)
North Of The Sunset (7)
Tommy Flanagan - Thelonica (1983)
Functional (14)
Randy Weston - That's The Way I Feel Now - A Tribute To Thelonious Monk (1984)
Ugly Beauty (173)
John Stetch - Exponentially Monk (2004) Canadian
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