Thelonious Monk

Craft Recordings’ acclaimed Small Batch vinyl series returns with an audiophile pressing of Thelonious Monk’s Brilliant Corners. A landmark title in the pianist’s celebrated catalog, the 1957 album not only introduces several Monk originals, but also features an all-star line-up of talent, including Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, and Paul Chambers.

Craft Recordings announces the relaunch of Original Jazz Classics – the acclaimed reissue series that faithfully presented more than 850 memorable jazz albums over three decades. First launched in 1982 under Fantasy Records, the imprint served as a home for the label’s impressive jazz catalog – which had grown to include thousands of celebrated titles from Prestige, Galaxy, Milestone, Riverside, Debut, Contemporary, Jazzland, and Pablo.

Blue Note Re:imagined returns in 2022 with a new 16-track compilation featuring fresh takes on music from the illustrious Blue Note Records vaults recorded by a heavyweight line-up of the UK jazz, soul, and R&B scene’s most hotly-tipped rising stars.

On February 11th, Greenwich Entertainment will present Ronnie’s, the definitive chronicle of the life and times of saxophonist Ronnie Scott and his world-famous London jazz club. Directed by Oliver Murray, the film features previously unseen and unheard performances by some of the most iconic figures in musical history — Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Chet Baker, Van Morrison, and so many more — including a never-before-heard bootleg of Jimi Hendrix sitting in with Eric Burdon and War at Ronnie’s.

Opening in select theaters and on-demand February 11, 2022, Greenwich Entertainment presents Ronnie’s, a definitive and intimate documentary directed by Oliver Murray that chronicles the life and times of saxophonist Ronnie Scott and his world-famous London jazz club.

Fifteen years ago, Flushing Town Hall started the wonderful tradition of welcoming to its stage renowned NEA Jazz Masters, a title bestowed on the world’s greatest jazz musicians.

Thelonious Monk in Palo Alto, 1968 - a never-before-released recording! In a year of great political turmoil, a rising junior at Palo Alto High School had a a dream to bring Thelonious Monk to his school to perform and bring his community together through music. This legendary recording is now available for the first time! 

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For an all-too-brief, magical time in 1957, two of the greatest musicians in history, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane performed together every night at New York's Five Spot Cafe and between April and July of that year, they made their only studio recordings together.

JAZZSTOCK will be presenting the music of Thelonious Monk in celebration of his birthday.

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