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!