Yes, there are other Monk threads out there, but they seem to focus on the recordings rather than the compositions.
My ten:Ask Me NowBrilliant CornersEvidenceFour in OneIn Walked BudLittle Rootie TootieMisteriosoMonk's MoodStraight, No ChaserWell You Needn't
― Dodo Lurker (Slim and Slam), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 03:07 (six years ago) Permalink
Round MidnightEvidenceLet's Cool OneWho KnowsStraight, No chaserTheloniousFriday the Thiteenth
That's as far as I can get off the top of my head. Way more familiar with Steve Lacy playing Monk tunes than Monk himself tbh which is something I need to rectify.
― Crackle Box, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 14:36 (six years ago) Permalink
without repeating -
rhythm-a-ningbemsha swinggreen chimneysepistrophy
― adult music person (Jordan), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 14:46 (six years ago) Permalink
round midnight52nd st. themebye yamisteriosoruby my dearin walked budbemsha swingepistrophycrepescule for nelliestraight no chaser
funny that monk didn't actually write all that many songs, compared to a lot of the other big jazz composers. but pretty much each one is classic.
― tylerw, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 14:54 (six years ago) Permalink
isn't it the case he didn't write a lot of stuff down? kinda makes sense when you think about his style and the odd rhythmic accents and stuff
― Crackle Box, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 15:01 (six years ago) Permalink
Think denzil best said he wrote "bemsha swing."
― bamcquern, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 16:48 (six years ago) Permalink
Officially, "Bemsha Swing" is co-written by Monk and Best, and probably was genuinely from both of them (unlike Cootie Williams' non-contribution to "'Round Midnight").
― Dodo Lurker (Slim and Slam), Thursday, 19 May 2011 00:23 (six years ago) Permalink
Friday The Thirteenth just absolutely burns.
― xelab, Thursday, 18 June 2015 20:50 (two years ago) Permalink
got to also be a mention of Bright Mississippi and Blues Five Spot on this thread.
― xelab, Thursday, 18 June 2015 21:07 (two years ago) Permalink
The three that have crept up on me over the years and become ones I really enjoy and look for are
Coming on the HudsonJackie-ingLight Blue
― Brakhage, Saturday, 20 June 2015 01:15 (two years ago) Permalink
5 tributes to the Monk Centennial.
― calzino, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 10:37 (six days ago) Permalink
The Wadada solo one is really beautiful.
― calzino, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 11:44 (six days ago) Permalink