Thelonious Monk ‎– The Complete Genius

Blue Note ‎– BN-LA579-H2, Blue Note ‎– BN-LA579-H2 -0798
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Mono

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A1 'Round Midnight 3:07
A2 In Walked Bud 2:55
A3 Monk's Mood 3:06
A4 Who Knows 2:38
A5 Thelonious 2:58
A6 Humph 2:50
A7 Suburban Eyes
Written-By – I. Quebec*
A8 Evonce
Written-By – I. Sulieman*, I. Quebec*
B1 Off Minor 2:58
B2 Ruby My Dear 3:06
B3 April In Paris
Written-By – Y. Harburg*, V. Duke*
B4 Well, You Needn't 2:57
B5 Introspection 3:10
B6 Nice Work If You Can Get It
Written-By – I.Gershwin-G. Gershwin*
B7 Evidence 2:31
B8 I Mean You 2:43
B9 Epistrophy
Written-By – K. Clarke*, T. Monk*
C1 I Should Care
Written-By – A. Stordahl*, P. Weston*, S. Cahn*
C2 All The Things You Are
Written-By – O. Hammerstein II-J. Kern*
C3 Mysterioso 3:18
C4 Mysterioso - Alt. Master 2:43
C5 Carolina Moon
Written-By – D. Davis*, J. Burke*
C6 Hornin' In 3:14
C7 Skippy 2:58
C8 Let's Cool One 4:50
D1 Ask Me Now 3:12
D2 Straight No Chaser 2:55
D3 Four In One 3:27
D4 Four In One - Alt. Master 3:28
D5 Criss Cross 2:55
D6 Eronel 3:04
D7 Willow Weep For Me
Written-By – A. Ronell*

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The Complete Blue Note recordings by one of the most important and influential figures in jazz. featuring Kenny Dorham, Lou Donaldson, Sahib Shihab, Lucky Thompson, Milt Jackson, Art Blakey, Max Roach and others.

Tracks A1 to A4 recorded on November 21, 1947 in New York.
Tracks A5 to A8 recorded on October 15, 1947 in New York.
Tracks B1 to B6 recorded on October 24, 1947 in New York.
Tracks B7 to C4 recorded on July 2, 1948 in New York.
Tracks C5 to C8 recorded on May 30, 1952 in New York.
Tracks D1 to D7 recorded on July 23, 1951 in New York.

All selections have been previously issued in various forms by Blue Note.

NOTE: This album contains the complete Monk on Blue Note with the exception of his appearance as a sideman on two of his compositions on Sonny Rollins' album (Sonny Rollins - Volume 2). Space did not permit the inclusion of those excellent performances.

©UAMARG, Inc. [front cover]
©℗MCMLXXVI United Artists Music And Records Group, Inc. [back cover]
© 1976 United Artists Music And Records Group, Inc. [inside gatefold]
℗ 1976 United Artists Music And Records Group, Inc. [labels]

All selections Published by Bar-Thel Music Corp. ASCAP except
A7, A8 Published by Blue Horizon Music, Inc. BMI
B3 Published by Warner Bros. Music ASCAP
B6 Published by Chappel & Co., Inc. ASCAP
C1 Dorsey Brothers Music. A Div. of Music Sales Corp.-Hanover Music Corp.-Cahn Music Co. ASCAP
C2 T. B. Harms Co. ASCAP
C5 Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc.-Cromwell Music, Inc. ASCAP
D7 Published by Bourne Co. ASCAP

catalog numbers: BN-LA579-H2 on the inside gatefold and labels, BN-LA579-H2 -0798 on the jacket spine

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): BN-LA 579-1-(SET2) CH UA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): BN-LA 579-2-(SET1)(2) CH UA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, etched): 22 BN-LA 579-3-(SET1) CH UA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, etched): 22 BN-LA 579-4 (SET2) CH UA
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
R-08693, R-08694 Thelonious Monk The Complete Genius(2xLP, Comp, Club) World Record Club, World Record Club R-08693, R-08694 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
LIBLP 1020/21 Thelonious Monk The Complete Genius(2xLP, Comp) Liberty Records, Inc. LIBLP 1020/21 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
BN-LA579-H2 Thelonious Monk The Complete Genius(2xLP, Comp, Mono) Blue Note BN-LA579-H2 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
BND 4032 Thelonious Monk The Complete Genius(2xLP, Comp) Blue Note BND 4032 UK 1976 Sell This Version
WU 3871 Thelonious Monk The Complete Genius(2xLP, Comp, Club) World Record Club WU 3871 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version