Popular or famous Thelonious Monk music songs: Epistrophy, Well You Needn't, Ruby, My Dear, Straight, No Chaser, Evidence, Off Minor, Blue monk, 'round Midnight Lyrics. More music lyrics and songs In Walked Bud, I Mean You, Bemsha Swing, Thelonious, Misterioso, Monk's Mood, April In Paris, Ask Me Now, Crepuscule With Nellie. More music lyrics and songs Rhythm-A-Ning, Reflections, Nutty.
Artist, underappreciated at the beginning of his career in the 1940s, was eventually recognized as one of the most brilliant figures in modern jazz, with a piano and compositional style that began in a classic stride and then veered off, gloriously, into the stratosphere. In contrast to the more athletic exploits of many beboppers, Monk's idiosyncratic playing was filled with stark contrasts of rhythm, space, and harmony, as if he were carefully unveiling some ancient wisdom. His death in 1982 left a void in jazz that could never be filled. However, Monk's songs live on in his remarkable recordings, and his influence is continually present in the work of hundreds of contemporary musicians.