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Monk 101

Thelonious Monk would have been 101 years old today. Each year on this blog we celebrate his birthday. In 2016 we posted a video by Yoko along with videos by some of the classic names of jazz. In 2017 Yoko recorded an exclusive video for this blog:

This year we’re sharing some less common versions of Monk songs. Ready? Here we go:

Thelonious Moog: “Bemsha Swing”

Jerry Gonzalez (rest in peace): “Monk’s Mood”

Ellery Marshall: “In Walked Bud”

Artur Tekieli: “‘Round Midnight”

Got one you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments!

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