Thelonious Monk: Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Elington

In December 1955, “Riverside” label released “Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington”, album by Thelonious Monk. It was recorded in July 1957, at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.  


  • Thelonious Monk – piano
  • Oscar Pettiford – bass
  • Kenny Clarke – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Duke Ellington except where noted

  1. It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
  2. Sophisticated Lady
  3. I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good
  4. Black and Tan Fantasy – Bubber Miley, Duke Ellington
  5. Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard
  6. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
  7. Solitude
  8. Caravan – Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington

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