Thelonious Sphere Monk

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Born: 10/10/1917 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Music (38)

La La Land 2016 (Movie)

("Japanese Folk Song") (Song Performer)

Low Down 2014 (Movie)

("Ruby My Dear") (Song Performer)

Low Down 2014 (Movie)

("Round Midnight") (Song)

More than the Rainbow 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

American Hustle 2013 (Movie)

("Straight, No Chaser") (Song Performer)

American Hustle 2013 (Movie)

("Straight, No Chaser") (Song)

Ginger and Rosa 2013 (Movie)

("I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You") (Song Performer)

Joyful Noise 2012 (Movie)

("In Walked Bud") (Song)

Up in the Air 2009 (Movie)

("Mood Indigo") (Song Performer)

Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Performer

Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2006 (Movie)

("Round Midnight") (Song)

Unleashed 2005 (Movie)

("Round Midnight") (Song)

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Song

The Score 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

The Score 2001 (Movie)

("Round Midnight") (Song Performer)

Southpaw 2000 (Movie)

("Round Mdinight") (Song)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

("I Didn't Know About You") (Song Performer)

The Source 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Marcus Roberts: Among Giants 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Music

The New World 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Naked Lunch 1991 (Movie)

("Mysterioso") (Song)

Alice 1990 (Movie)

("Darn That Dream") (Song Performer)

Newport Jazz '88 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Song

Thelonius Monk: Straight, No Chaser 1989 (Movie)

("Evidence" "Rhythm-a-Ning" "'Round Midnight" "Well, You Needn't" "Green Chimneys" "Blue Monk" "Trinkle Trinkle" "Ugly Beauty" "Ask Me Now" "Just a Gigolo" "Crepescule With Nellie" "We See" "Oska T" "Epistrophy" "Ruby, My Dear" "I Mean You" "Off Minor" "P (Music)

Thelonius Monk: Straight, No Chaser 1989 (Movie)

("On the Bean" "'Round Midnight" "Trinkle Trinkle" "Ask Me Now" "I Should Care" "Monk's Mood") (Performer)

Wynton Marsalis: Blues and Swing 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

Arthur 2 On The Rocks 1988 (Movie)

("Reflections") (Song)

Caddyshack II 1988 (Movie)

("Straight, No Chaser") (Song)

Jacksonville Jazz Festival VIII 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

Number One With a Bullet 1987 (Movie)

("'Round Midnight") (Song)

Round Midnight 1986 (Movie)

songs("Round Midnight" "Rhythm-a-Ning") (Song)

What Happened to Kerouac? 1984 (Movie)

("I Mean You" "Ruby My Dear") (Music)

Joe Albany... A Jazz Life 1979 (Movie)

("'Round Midnight") (Song)

The Homecoming 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

The Homecoming 1972 (Movie)

(Song)

Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

Lush Life (TV Show)

Music
Actor (8)

A Salute to the Newport Jazz Festival 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Art Blakey: The Jazz Messenger 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Thelonius Monk: Straight, No Chaser 1989 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Beat Generation - An American Dream 1986 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jazz on a Summer's Day 1958 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Jazz Baroness (TV Show)

Actor
Other (2)

What Happened to Kerouac? 1984 (Movie)

pianist("I Mean You" "Ruby My Dear" "Honeysuckle Rose" "Just You, Just Me" "Black and Tan Fantasy" "Well You Needn't") (Other)

The Homecoming 1972 (Movie)

pianist("'Round Midnight") (Other)

Milestones

2006

Received posthumous Pulitzer Prize

1982

Monk died of a stroke in Englewood, New Jersey

1970

Made last studio recordings as a band leader for Black Lion in the UK

1962

Signed with Columbia Records

1957

Began six-month stint with John Coltrane at Five Spot Café

1956

Signed with Riverside Records and released Brilliant Corners

1947

First sessions with Coleman Hawkins Quartet

1947

Began recording for Blue Note until 1952

1941

Recorded earliest version of "'Round Midnight" with the Cootie Williams Orchestra

Bonus Trivia

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When he and Bud Powell were detained for narcotics in 1951, Monk refused to testify against his friend, which caused the loss of his cabaret card and significant income from playing live in New York City.

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According to apocrypha, Monk and Miles Davis almost came to blows over the pianist's offbeat style during a Christmas Eve recording session in 1954. Davis would later dismiss the stories as a misunderstanding between the two men.

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Monk toured with an all-star group, the Giants of Jazz, that featured Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie and bassist Al McKibbon, in 1971. McKibbon would later claim that Monk was often unable to play and spoke almost no words to him or other members of the group during the tour until it concluded. McKibbon said that he later recevied word from Monk that the reason he remained silent was because he and Blakey were "so ugly."

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Monk's eclectic nature extended to his fashion sense, which was highlighted by a beret, suit and dark glasses. According to pianist Mary Lou Williams, these soon became standard issue dress for other jazz musicians, even those who dismissed his playing talents.

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Monk was known to stand up and dance along with the band during performances.

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Monk is the second most-recorded jazz musician after Duke Ellington.

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