Thelonious Monk – “Green Chimneys” (1966)

November 8, 2008 at 10:05 am (Jazz, Thelonious Monk)

Taken from the 1966 Columbia album Straight, No Chaser, the one & only Thelonious Sphere Monk. One of the most idiosyncratic piano players in the world of jazz – nobody else sounded like him.   

1 Comment

  1. Peter Ricci said,

    Dear Beat,

    Nice entry on Monk! My name is Peter Ricci, and I am a college and writer who is currently contributing to an upstart online magazine called ‘Too Shy to Stop,’ which focuses on culture and the arts.

    I came across your entry, as it would turn out, while conducting research for an essay on Monk! I specifically look at the history and characteristics behind Monk, and argue that he personified all of the grandest traditions of jazz as an American art form.

    So, check it out here ( and leave a comment! I think you’ll enjoy it, and I always love to read input from readers.


    Peter Ricci

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