Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monk Show Playlist

Here is a playlist of the current show running on Live365.  You can see a link to the show on the right.  The playlist is in order.  I identify the players on the show.  If you want to check out the Monk tunes, go to the wonderful Jazz Discography Project.  

Japanese Folk Song/Monk/Straight No Chaser/1966
Round Midnight/Monk/Misterioso/1958
Blue Monk/Monk/Thelonious Alone in San Francisco/1959
Rhythm-A-Ning/Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk/1957
In Walked Bud/Monk/Underground/1967
Evidence/Monk/Live at the It Club/1964
Nutty/Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall/1957
Ruby My Dear/Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane/1957
Epistrophy/Charlie Rouse/Epistrophy/
Friday the 13th/Thelonious Monk with Sonny Rollins/1953
Straight No Chaser/Mulligan Meets Monk/1957
Round Midnight/Charlie Haden/The Montreal Tapes/
Brilliant Corners/Paul Motian and the EBBB
Well You Needn't/John Stetch/Exponentially Monk/
Four in One/Anthony Braxton/Six Monk's Compositions/1989
Round Midnight/Steve Lacy and Mal Waldron/Live at the Dreher Paris 1981
Pannonica/Steve Lacy/5xMonk5xLacy/
Let's Cool One/Steve Lacy with Don Cherry/Evidence/
Bemsha Swing/Cecil Taylor/Jazz Advance/1956
Trinkle-Tinkle/Alexander Von Schlippenbach/Monk's Casino/2004
Boo Boo's Birthday/Alexander Von Schlippenbach/Monk's Casino/2004

Bright Mississippi/Alexander Von Schlippenbach/Monk's Casino/2004


  1. Hi Ken,
    Really enjoyed your Monk broadcast on Live 365. What struck me most was that no matter who is playing it is difficult to take the Monk out of one of his compositions, also that most of the tracks rely strongly on having a good drummer and bass player. Glad that you were able to include tracks from Steve Lacy, and of course included one of your favourites i.e. Mal Waldron.
    Alexander Von Schlippenbach was new to me, and it has subsequently been a joy to listen to some of his back catalogue.
    I hope you are enjoying your new venture on 365, it must be exhausting putting it all together.


  2. Thanks so much for your comment, Mr. D. Putting this together is work, but not really exhausting. I am very good at doing it the easy way.

    I am glad to turn you on to Von Schlippenbach. He is quite the thing. His Pakistani Promade is worth a listen, though it is quite challenging. I agree with everything you say about Monk's compositions. And yes, Lacy and Waldron are essential.

    More is coming!