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Photograph of Thelonius Monk and Walt Harper with autographs

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Thelonious Monk, American, 1917 - 1982  Search this
Walt Harper, American, 1926 - 2006  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 10 × 8 1/8 in. (25.4 × 20.6 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
1965
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Paxton and Rachel Baker
Object number:
2014.3.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
Rights assessment and proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Classification:
Photographs and Still Images
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd519236bfb-cdbb-4821-9f2a-a2ebbecf82d0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.3.12
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Film clip of Thelonious Monk performing "Blue Monk" on The Sound of Jazz

Directed by:
Jack Smight, American, 1925 - 2003  Search this
Produced by:
CBS Broadcasting, Inc., American, founded 1927  Search this
Subject of:
Thelonious Monk, American, 1917 - 1982  Search this
Ahmed Abdul-Malik, American, 1927 - 1993  Search this
Osie Johnson, American, 1923 - 1966  Search this
Owned by:
Ernie Smith, American, ca. 1925 - 2004  Search this
Medium:
acetate film
Dimensions:
Duration (digital file): 00:03:32
Physical extent (film): 140 ft
Type:
sound films
black-and-white films (visual works)
16mm (photographic film size)
film clips
Place filmed:
New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1957
Topic:
African American  Search this
Film  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift in memory of Ernest (Ernie) R. Smith, Jazz Historian
Object number:
2015.275.23.1a
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions likely apply. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Classification:
Time-based Media - Moving Images
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 1

Artist:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Performer:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Taitt, George  Search this
Blakey, Art, 1919-1990  Search this
Ramey, Gene  Search this
Jackson, Milt  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Contents:
Vol. 1. 'Round about midnight --Off minor --Rudy my dear --I mean you --April in Paris --In walked Bud --Thelonious -- Epistrophy --Misterioso --Well you needn't --Introspection -- Humph
Track Information:
101 Round About Midnight / Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk. Piano.

102 Off Minor / Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Gene Ramey. Piano.

103 Ruby My Dear / Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Gene Ramey. Piano.

104 I Mean You / Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson. Piano.

105 April in Paris / Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Gene Ramey. Piano.

106 In Walked Bud / Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, George Taitt. Piano.

201 Thelonious / Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Gene Ramey. Piano.

202 Epistrophy / Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson. Piano.

203 Misterioso / Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson. Piano.

204 Well You Needn't / Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Gene Ramey. Piano.

205 Introspection / Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Gene Ramey. Piano.

206 Humph / Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Gene Ramey. Piano.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-0634

Blue Note.1510
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Blue Note
General:
Program notes by Ira Gitler on containers. Performer(s): Thelonious Monk, piano; with various artists. Production notes: Re-release of pieces originally recorded between 1940-1959.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-0634
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ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref16392

Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 2

Artist:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Performer:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Taitt, George  Search this
Thompson, Lucky, 1924-2005  Search this
Roach, Max, 1924-2007  Search this
Blakey, Art, 1919-1990  Search this
Smith, Billy  Search this
Jackson, Milt  Search this
Ramey, Gene  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Contents:
CAROLINA MOON. Davis et Burke. HORNIN' IN. Monk (Thelonious) LET'S COOL ONE. Monk (Thelonious) SUBURBAN EYES. Quebec (Ike) EVONCE. Suliman et Quebec (Ike) STRAIGHT, NO CHASER. Monk (Thelonious) FOUR IN ONE. Monk (Thelonious) ASK ME NOW. Monk (Thelonious) MONK'S MOOD. Monk (Thelonious) WHO KNOWS. Monk (Thelonious) NICE WORK. Gershwin (George)
Track Information:
101 Carolina Moon / Lucky Thompson, Max Roach, Thelonious Monk. Piano.

102 Hornin' In / Lucky Thompson, Max Roach, Thelonious Monk. Piano.

103 Skippy / Lucky Thompson, Max Roach, Thelonious Monk. Piano.

104 Let's Cool One / Lucky Thompson, Max Roach, Thelonious Monk. Piano.

105 Suburban Eyes / Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Billy Smith. Piano.

106 Evonce / Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Billy Smith. Piano.

201 Straight No Chaser / Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Milt Jackson. Piano.

202 Four in One / Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Milt Jackson. Piano.

203 Nice Work / Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Gene Ramey. Piano.

204 Monk's Mood / Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, George Taitt. Piano.

205 Who Knows / Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, George Taitt. Piano.

206 Ask Me Now / Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Milt Jackson. Piano.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-0635

Blue Note.1511
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Blue Note
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-0635
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk59a5c23d6-ee97-484a-bd55-9486cebce75f
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ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref16393

Charlie Christian

Performer:
Christian, Charlie  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Date:
1967
Contents:
Swing to bop --Stompin at the Savoy --Up on Teddy's hill --Stardust --Kerouac --Stardust --Guy's got to go --Lips flips.
Track Information:
101 Swing to Bop / Charlie Christian, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie. Guitar.

102 Stompin at the Savoy / Charlie Christian, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie. Guitar.

103 Up on Teddy's Hill / Charlie Christian, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie. Guitar.

201 Stardust / Charlie Christian, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie. Guitar.

202 Kerouac / Charlie Christian, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie. Guitar.

203 Stardust / Charlie Christian, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie. Guitar.

204 Guy's Got To Go / Charlie Christian, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie. Guitar.

205 Lips Flips / Charlie Christian, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-0762

Archive of Folk and Jazz.219
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Archive of Folk and Jazz 1967
General:
"Electronically enhanced for stereo effect." Program and biographical notes by Leonard Feather on container. Performer(s): Jazz ensembles and dance-orchestra music; featuring Charlie Christian, electric guitar ; in part with Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet, Thelonius Monk, piano. Production notes: Recorded 1939-1941.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Guitar  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-0762
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Pure Monk

Performer:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Date:
1973
Contents:
Solitude / Delange, Mills, Ellington (3:40) --Memories of you / Razaf, Blake (4:16) --I surrender, dear / Clifford, Barris (5:25) --April in Paris /Harburg, Duke (3:50) --I don't stand a ghost of a chance with you / Crosby, Washington, Young (4:20) --I'm getting sentimental over you / Washington, Bassman (4:01) --Functional (take 1) / Monk (9:44) --Functional (take 2) / Monk (9:17) --'Round midnight /Monk (6:40) --I should care / Cahn, Stordahl, Weston (3:15) --All alone / Berlin (4:50) --Everything happens to me / Dennis (5:40) --You took the words right out of my heart / Robin, Rainger (4:01) --Remember / Berlin (2:43) --There's danger in your eyes, cherie / Richman, Meskell, Wendling (4:00) --Blue monk / Monk (3:45) --Ruby, my dear / Monk (4:00) -- Round lights / Monk (3:37) --Pannonica / Monk (3:52) -- Bluehawk / Monk (3:37) --Reflections / Monk (5:10).
Track Information:
101 Solitude / Piano.

102 Memories of You / Piano.

103 I Surrender, Dear / Piano.

104 April in Paris / Piano.

105 I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You / Piano.

106 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You / Piano.

201 Functional (Take 1) / Piano.

202 Functional (Take 2) / Piano.

203 Round Midnight / Piano.

301 I Should Care / Piano.

302 All Alone / Piano.

303 Everything Happens to Me / Piano.

304 You Took the Words Right Out of My Heart / Piano.

305 Remember / Piano.

306 There's Danger in Your Eyes, Cherie / Piano.

401 Blue Monk / Piano.

402 Ruby, My Dear / Piano.

403 Round Lights / Piano.

404 Pannonica / Piano.

405 Bluehawk / Piano.

406 Reflections / Piano.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-0807

Milestone.47004
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Milestone 1973
General:
Program notes on container. Performer(s): Thelonious Monk, piano. Production notes: Recorded between 1955 and 1959.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-0807
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ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref16533

Monk/Trane

Performer:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Hawkins, Coleman  Search this
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967  Search this
Artist:
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Date:
1973
Contents:
Ruby, my dear (6 min., 17 sec.) --Trinkle, tinkle (6 min., 37 sec.) --Nutty (6 min., 35 sec.) --Well, you needn't (11 min., 24 sec.) --Off minor (alternate) (5 min., 10 sec.) --Off minor (5 min., 06 sec.)--Epistrophy (1 min., 45 sec.) --Epistrophy (10 min., 45 sec.) --Crepescule with Nellie (4 min., 37 sec.) -- Abide with me (51 sec.) --Monk's mood (7 min., 51 sec.) -- Blues for tomorrow (13 min., 30 sec.).
Track Information:
101 Ruby, My Dear / John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk.

102 Trinkle, Tinkle / John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk.

103 Nutty / John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk.

201 Well, You Needn't / John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins.

202 Off Minor (alternate master) / John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins.

203 Off Minor (original master) / John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins.

301 Epistrophy (fragment) / John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins.

302 Epistrophy / John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins.

303 Crepescule with Nellie / John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins.

304 Abide with Me / John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins.

401 Monk's Mood / John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk.

402 Blues for Tomorrow / John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-0808

Milestone.47011
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Milestone 1973
General:
Program notes in English by Grover Sales and Orrin Keepnews, and durations on container. Performer(s): Jazz; Thelonious Monk, piano ; John Coltrane, tenor sax ; Wilbur Ware, bass ; Shadow Wilson, drums ; Ray Copeland, trumpet ; Gigi Gryce, alto sax ; Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax ; Art Blakey, drums. Production notes: Recorded 1957-1958.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-0808
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Brilliance

Artist:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Performer:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Jones, Thad  Search this
Roach, Max, 1924-2007  Search this
Rollins, Sonny  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Date:
1975
Contents:
Brilliant corners --Ba-lue bolivar ba-lues-are --Pannonica -- Bemsha swing --Jackie-ing --Straight, no chaser --Played twice (take 2) --Played twice (take 3) --I mean you --Ask me now.
Track Information:
101 Brilliant Corners / Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk. Piano.

102 Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are / Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk. Piano.

201 Pannonica / Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk. Piano.

202 Bemsha Swing / Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk. Piano.

203 Jackie-ing / Thelonious Monk, Thad Jones. Piano.

301 Straight, No Chaser / Thelonious Monk, Thad Jones. Piano.

302 Played Twice (take 2) / Thelonious Monk, Thad Jones. Piano.

303 Played Twice (take 3) / Thelonious Monk, Thad Jones. Piano.

401 I Mean You / Thelonious Monk, Thad Jones. Piano.

402 Ask Me Know / Thelonious Monk, Thad Jones. Piano.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-0809

Milestone.47023
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Milestone 1975
General:
Durations on labels; program notes by Orrin Keepnews on container. Performer(s): Jazz ensembles: Thelonius Monk, piano ; Ernie Henry, alto sax ; Sonny Rollins, tenor sax ; Oscar Pettiford, bass ; Max Roach, drums ; and others. Production notes: Reissue of original Riverside recordings, 1956-1959.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-0809
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Willow Weep For Me/Ask Me Now

Artist:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Jackson, Milt  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 78 rpm, 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Contents:
Willow Weep For Me/Ask Me Now
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-78-2703

Blue Note.1591
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Blue Note
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-78-2703
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Thelonious Monk

Artist:
Herman Leonard, 1923 - 2010  Search this
Sitter:
Thelonious Sphere Monk, 10 Oct 1917 - 17 Feb 1982  Search this
Medium:
Selenium-toned gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 38 × 30.3cm (14 15/16 × 11 15/16")
Sheet: 50.5 × 40.5cm (19 7/8 × 15 15/16")
Frame: 71.8 × 56.5 × 3.8 cm (28 1/4 × 22 1/4 × 1 1/2")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1949 (printed 1998)
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Piano  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Writing implement\Pen  Search this
Thelonious Sphere Monk: Male  Search this
Thelonious Sphere Monk: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Thelonious Sphere Monk: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Thelonious Sphere Monk: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz musician  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2014.111.17
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Herman Leonard Photography LLC
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Location:
Currently not on view
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43e173e61-d7b6-40a5-ae06-3559d14441e1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2014.111.17

Thelonious Monk

Artist:
Niklaus Troxler, born 1947  Search this
Sitter:
Thelonious Sphere Monk, 10 Oct 1917 - 17 Feb 1982  Search this
Medium:
Screenprint on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 128 × 89.8 cm (50 3/8 × 35 3/8")
Mount: 133.4 × 95.3 × 0.8 cm (52 1/2 × 37 1/2 × 5/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1986
Topic:
Poster  Search this
Thelonious Sphere Monk: Male  Search this
Thelonious Sphere Monk: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Thelonious Sphere Monk: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Thelonious Sphere Monk: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz musician  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.97.138
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1986 Grafik-Studio Niklaus Troxler Willisau/Siebdruk Bosh AG, Luzern
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Location:
Currently not on view
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4461bc09a-7ce2-4269-b6b9-e5c1f9c7a7df
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.97.138

Monk

Recording artist:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Maker:
Prestige  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Date made:
1954
General subject association:
Jazz  Search this
ID Number:
2014.0167.01
Accession number:
2014.0167
Catalog number:
2014.0167.01
Maker number:
7053
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National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-727b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_1465506
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Skull Cap worn by Thelonious Monk

Performing artist; user:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Curatorial division:
Music, Sports, and Entertainment  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 9 in; 12.7 cm x 22.86 cm
overall: 3 3/8 in x 7 in; 8.5725 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
cap
Subject:
Jazz  Search this
ID Number:
2006.0026.01
Accession number:
2006.0026
Catalog number:
2006.0026.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d910-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1299640
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Jacket worn by Thelonious Monk

Performing artist; user:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Curatorial division:
Music, Sports, and Entertainment  Search this
Maker:
Bill Blass  Search this
Measurements:
overall:;
overall: 33 1/2 in x 26 in x 3 in; 85.09 cm x 66.04 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
jacket
Subject:
Jazz  Search this
ID Number:
2006.0026.02
Accession number:
2006.0026
Catalog number:
2006.0026.02
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d911-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1299641
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necktie

Performing artist; user:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Associated Name:
Music, Sports, and Entertainment  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 55 3/8 in x 4 1/2 in; 140.6525 cm x 11.43 cm
on storage mount: 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 17 in; 1.905 cm x 11.43 cm x 43.18 cm
Object Name:
necktie
Place made:
United States: New York
Subject:
Jazz  Search this
ID Number:
2006.0026.03
Accession number:
2006.0026
Catalog number:
2006.0026.03
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National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d912-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_1299642
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necktie

Performing artist; user:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Curatorial division:
Music, Sports, and Entertainment  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 57 in x 4 in; 144.78 cm x 10.16 cm
on storage mount: 1 in x 4 1/2 in x 17 in; 2.54 cm x 11.43 cm x 43.18 cm
Object Name:
necktie
Subject:
Jazz  Search this
ID Number:
2006.0026.04
Accession number:
2006.0026
Catalog number:
2006.0026.04
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National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d913-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_1299643
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necktie

Performing artist; user:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Curatorial division:
Music, Sports, and Entertainment  Search this
Maker:
Bloomingdale's  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 57 3/4 in x 3 in; 146.685 cm x 7.62 cm
on storage mount: 1 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 16 7/8 in; 3.175 cm x 11.43 cm x 42.8625 cm
Object Name:
necktie
Place made:
Italy
Subject:
Jazz  Search this
ID Number:
2006.0026.05
Accession number:
2006.0026
Catalog number:
2006.0026.05
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National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d914-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1299644
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vest

Performing artist; user:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Curatorial division:
Music, Sports, and Entertainment  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 34 1/2 in x 18 in x 3/4 in; 87.63 cm x 45.72 cm x 1.905 cm
Object Name:
vest
Subject:
Jazz  Search this
ID Number:
2006.0026.06
Accession number:
2006.0026
Catalog number:
2006.0026.06
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National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d915-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1299645
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trousers

Performing artist; user:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Curatorial division:
Music, Sports, and Entertainment  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 42 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in; 107.315 cm x 36.195 cm x 6.0325 cm
Object Name:
trousers
Subject:
Jazz  Search this
ID Number:
2006.0026.07
Accession number:
2006.0026
Catalog number:
2006.0026.07
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National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d864-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1299646
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Herman Leonard Photographic Collection

Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History  Search this
Names:
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Baker, Chet  Search this
Bennett, Tony, 1926-  Search this
Blakey, Art, 1919-1990  Search this
Brown, Clifford  Search this
Camero, Candido, 1921-  Search this
Cole, Nat King, 1917-1965  Search this
Cole, Nat King, 1917-1965  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Garner, Erroll  Search this
Getz, Stan, 1927-1991  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-  Search this
Gordon, Dexter, 1923-1990  Search this
Haig, Al, 1924-1982  Search this
Heath, Percy, 1923-2005  Search this
Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959  Search this
Horne, Lena  Search this
Marsalis, Wynton, 1961-  Search this
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Mulligan, Gerry  Search this
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Pettiford, Oscar, 1922-1960  Search this
Roach, Max, 1924-2007  Search this
Russell, Curly  Search this
Sims, Zoot  Search this
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998  Search this
Stitt, Sonny  Search this
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Terry, Clark  Search this
Washington, Dinah, 1924-1963  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Young, Lester, 1909-1959  Search this
Extent:
5.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1948-1993
Summary:
Jazz club photographs by noted Jazz photographer Herman Leonard.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 110 black-and-white photographic prints depicting musicians performing at various American and European jazz clubs between 1948 and 1991. The collection contains mounted and unmounted 11" x 14" and 16" x 20" prints made by Leonard. Artists represented among these photographs are Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk. The photographs are organized into three series: Series 1: 11"x 14" prints, Series 2: 16" x 20" prints, and Series 3: Addenda. The series are arranged alphabetically by performer's last name. Unmatted 16" x 20" prints can be found in box 2 but are listed alphabetically by performer.
Biographical / Historical:
Herman Leonard (1923‑2010) was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and served as a military photographer in Burma during World War II. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in photography from Ohio University and began working with Yousuf Karsh, a Canadian portraitist. Settling in New York in 1949, Leonard began photographing jazz musicians at various jazz clubs on Broadway and Fifty‑Second Streets, and in Harlem for such publications as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Life, Look, Playboy, and Time. He later to Paris to begin a fashion and advertising business. He also continued photographing jazz musicians. In 1988 Leonard presented his first exhibition, "Images of Jazz," in London. This show established his reputation as a leading photographer of jazz and sparked further shows and publications.
Provenance:
The Herman Leonard Photographs were donated to the National Museum of American History by Mr. Leonard on December 17, 1991 and in 2006.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
The Archives Center does not own the rights to the Leonard photographs. All requests for permission to use these photographs for non‑museum purposes must be addressed to: Herman Leonard Photography, LLC, 530 South Lake Avenue #503, Pasadena, CA 91101 (818) 509-8987.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 19th-20th century
Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0445
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e44f9017-2701-439c-ac51-9916f1092b09
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0445
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