Thelonious Monk - Monk Alone


"Monk Alone" is a double CD featuring unreleased studio recordings from 1962 to 1968 during his Colombia Records era. The work features eight Monk originals and 29 “standards” perfect for serious collectors of Monk or the modern jazz era.


When people talk about music, they often point toward a few great characters who changed everything all on their own. But the reality is often stranger and more complicated than even a handful of great people. Thelonious Monk was one of those shadow characters who impacted jazz’s modern age as strongly as Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis but never got the mainstream credit. The jazz pianist and composer was an early creator of bebop which dominated post-war jazz but would remain largely invisible until collaborating with John Coltrane. He popularized harmonic techniques that avant-garde jazz would become known for in the ‘60s and onwards. He finally received serious recognition by the early ‘60s as one of the most influential jazz composers of the century.



  1. Body and Soul [Remake Take 2]
  2. Just a Gigolo [Take 1]
  3. Don't Blame Me [Remake Take 1]
  4. Nice Work If You Can Get It [Take 3]
  5. Memories of You [Take 1]
  6. I Love You Sweetheart of All My Dreams [Take 2]
  7. I Surrender, Dear [Take 1]
  8. Sweet and Lovely [Take 2]
  9. Everything Happens to Me [Take 3]
  10. I Should Care [Take 1]
  11. North of the Sunset [Take 1]
  12. These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) [Take 3]
  13. I Hadn't Anyone Till You [Take 4]
  14. Dinah [Take 2]
  15. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) [Take 2]
  16. Monk's Point [Take 1]
  17. Ask Me Now [Take 2]
  18. Ruby, My Dear [Take 3]
  19. 'Round Midnight [Take 2]
  20. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea [Take 1]
  21. This Is My Story, This Is My Song [Take 1]
  22. Introspection [Take 4]
  23. Darn That Dream [Take 1]
  24. Body and Soul [Remake Take 3]
  25. Body and Soul [Take 3]
  26. Don't Blame Me [Take 1]
  27. I Love You Sweetheart of All My Dreams [Take 1]
  28. Sweet and Lovely [Take 1]
  29. Everything Happens to Me [Take 1]
  30. Everything Happens to Me [Take 2]
  31. I Hadn't Anyone Till You [Take 2]
  32. Dinah [Take 1]
  33. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) [Take 1]
  34. Ask Me Now [Take 3]
  35. Everything Happens to Me [Take 3]
  36. Introspection [Take 3]
  37. Ruby, My Dear [Take 1]
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