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Thelonious Monk

Artist:
Boris Chaliapin, 22 Sep 1904 - 18 May 1979  Search this
Sitter:
Thelonious Sphere Monk, 10 Oct 1917 - 17 Feb 1982  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 53.3 x 38.1 x 2.5cm (21 x 15 x 1")
Frame: 65.4 x 49.8 x 6cm (25 3/4 x 19 5/8 x 2 3/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1964
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Feather  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  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  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.78.TC596
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Chris Murphy
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Bravo!
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 322 Mezzanine
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f03c83f2-d2f5-4f13-8f0a-3a3c1a94d8ac
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.78.TC596

Thelonious Monk Music Manuscript

Creator:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Donor:
Monk, Thelonious, Jr.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Parts (musical)
Date:
1951
Scope and Contents:
The tenor saxophone part for "4 in 1".
Arrangement:
Single item.
Biographical / Historical:
Jazz pianist and composer.
Provenance:
Donated by Thelonious Monk, Jr. in 2006.
Restrictions:
Copy available for general research use. Original available by special request only.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Parts (musical)
Citation:
Thelonious Monk Music Manuscript, 1951, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Thelonious Monk, Jr.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0914
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fff9eaf4-2e34-4823-800c-2b9356103e2f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0914
Online Media:

Reference copy of music manuscript

Collection Creator:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1951
Collection Restrictions:
Copy available for general research use. Original available by special request only.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Thelonious Monk Music Manuscript, 1951, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Thelonious Monk, Jr.
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d602fd9a-1846-4e0a-b83d-51ba57256fa1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0914-ref512

Here to Stay

Performer:
Rebirth Brass Band  Search this
Producer:
Brock, Jerry  Search this
Strachwitz, Chris  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
1 phonograph record analog 33 1/3 rpm 12" (33 1/3 rpm, 12")
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
Louisiana
United States
New Orleans (La.)
Date:
1984
Contents:
Mardi Gras medley. Going to the Mardi Gras / Henry Byrd ; Tuba Fats / Anthony Lacen ; Blackbird special ; Lil' Liza Jane (18:40) -- Chameleon / Herbie Hancock (3:55) -- Lord, Lord, Lord, you sure been good to me (3:20) -- Blue Monk / Theloni[o]us Monk (4:50) -- It ain't my fault / Smokey Johnson (4:00) -- Shake your booty (4:30) -- Sweet Georgia Brown (3:50) -- The law / Philip Frazier ... [et al.] (4:00) -- Let's tear it up -- Here to stay (P.I.E.) / Philip Frazier ... [et al.] (3:50).
Track Information:
101 Mardi Gras Medley.

101 Going to the Mardi Gras.

101 Tuba Fats.

101 Blackbird Special.

101 Lil' Liza Jane.

102 Chameleon.

103 Lord, Lord, Lord, You Sure Been Good to Me.

104 Blue Monk.

105 It Ain't My Fault.

106 Shake Your Booty.

107 Sweet Georgia Brown.

108 The Law.

109 Let's Tear it Up.

110 Here to Stay.
Local Numbers:
Arhoolie.9002; Arhoolie.1092

FP-ARH-CD-0059-7
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
El Cerrito, CA Arhoolie 1984
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New Orleans (La.), United States, Louisiana.
General:
New Orleans style jazz ensemble. Compact disc. Notes by Jerry Brock and credits on container insert.
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:
New Orleans jazz  Search this
Brass band music  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Identifier:
CFCH.ARHO, Item FP-ARH-CD-0059-7
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Arhoolie Records Business Records and Audio Recordings
Arhoolie Records Business Records and Audio Recordings / Audio Recordings / CD
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk58cffabe1-4a08-41ee-9127-1e7c4286a910
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-arho-ref779

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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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5f6a860bb-2243-4577-acea-fbcf8c93e42f
EDAN-URL:
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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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk59a5c23d6-ee97-484a-bd55-9486cebce75f
EDAN-URL:
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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Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5dfa367b2-2908-4cd2-b607-120e265b98b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref16492

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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Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk596c580b8-de48-4bf0-a46e-a7d4890b7074
EDAN-URL:
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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Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk587fb5525-5e2c-47ef-92dc-784ef7c6836f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref16534

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
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk500b40fa9-2d90-4d89-b0fd-1e25595f2b50
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref16535

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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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / 78 RPM
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5523b6a76-487c-4fdf-9c7e-f49fb7caf916
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref23636

Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints

Photographer:
Wolff, Francis, 1907?-1971  Search this
Names:
Blue Note Records  Search this
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Donor:
Cuscuna, Michael  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1953-1966
Summary:
Collection consists of photographic prints from negatives by the eminent jazz photographer Francis Wolff, depicting such greats as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and other important artists.
Scope and Contents:
Twenty-five silver gelatin photographic prints (on fiber-based paper, 20" x 16") from negatives by the eminent jazz photographer Francis Wolff, depicting such greats as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and other important artists. Descriptions of prints supplied by the donor, Michael Cuscuna.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.

Series 1: Photoprints, 1953-1966
Biographical / Historical:
Wolff (born 1907 or 1908 in Berlin, Germany, died March 8, 1971 in New York City) was a record company executive, photographer and record producer. After a career as a commercial photographer in Germany, Wolff emigrated to the United States in 1939. In New York his childhood friend Alfred Lion, had co-founded Blue Note Records in the same year, and Wolff joined Lion in running the company. During Lion's war service, Wolff worked for Milt Gabler at the Commodore Music Store, and together they maintained the company's catalog until Lion was discharged. Until Lion retired in 1967, Wolff concentrated on the financial affairs of the business and only supervised occasional recording sessions produced during his visits to Europe. For the last four years of his life, when Blue Note was no longer an independent label, Wolff shared production responsibilities with pianist and arranger Duke Pearson. Wolff took photographs during the recordings sessions, usually shot during session rehearsals, throughout the period of Lion's involvement in Blue Note Records. They were used on publicity material and LP album sleeves, and have continued to be used in CD reissue booklets. [Redacted from Wikipedia entry.]
Provenance:
Gift of Michael Cuscuna, Mosaic Images, June 3, 2011.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Michael Cuscuna retains copyright. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Michael Cuscuna.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1238
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Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fe6cfc96-0f6c-4759-a2fe-e4d6a48a22e7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1238
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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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Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
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
Online Media:

Thelonious Monk [making notes at the piano]. [Photoprint, black-and-white

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Names:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Collection Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper.)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 19
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
[undated.]
Scope and Contents:
The subject is leaning on the piano, smoking a cigarette while he writes.
Local Numbers:
94-3283 (SI Neg. No.]

AC0445-0000002.tif(AC Scan No.)
General:
From black copy print notebook in reading room.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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:
Piano  Search this
Smoking -- 1940-1990  Search this
Cigarettes  Search this
Jazz  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Musicians -- 1950-2000  Search this
Collection Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection / Series 1: 11" x 14" Prints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8aaf4fb91-72be-4c42-a4a3-c962e45bf0d0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0445-ref34
Online Media:

Monk, Thelonious

Collection Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection / Series 3: Addendum 16" x 20" Prints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80784e951-6213-4088-8cbd-ee7650312401
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0445-ref621

Monk, Thelonious; Minton's Playhouse, Harlem, New York, 1949

Collection Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection / Series 2: 16" x 20" Prints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f40fccbe-d1b4-4d75-9c06-ca7c62e35e5d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0445-ref83

Round midnight [music]

Composer:
Williams, Cootie, 1911-1985  Search this
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Lyricist:
Hanighen, Bernie  Search this
Arranger:
Matthews, Onzy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (published sheet music), 31 cm.)
4 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
13 Items (copy scores, 35 cm.)
Container:
Box 313, Folder 1-2
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Date:
1944
Scope and Contents:
17 parts and 1 score.
Round midnight is contained in two folders consisting of 1 published two page piano vocal score and 2 lead sheets in Eb Major concert, and 15 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains piano vocal score and lead sheets. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "It begins to tell, round midnight ...". Lead sheets for 1 reed - Rab; trumpet.
Folder B contains parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, bass; bass; drums; piano.
Folder A from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Folder B from the Mercer Ellington Library.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Publication:
New York, N.Y., Advanced Music Corporation,, 1944
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.19: R
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ba2c0062-939a-47fb-987c-30ffd946e227
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref44494

Thelonius Sphere Monk

Artist:
Robert Andrew Parker, born 1927  Search this
Sitter:
Thelonious Sphere Monk, 10 Oct 1917 - 17 Feb 1982  Search this
Medium:
Ink drawing
Dimensions:
44.5cm x 33cm (17 1/2" x 13"), Estimate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
before 1962
Topic:
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  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Paul Magriel
Object number:
PC990027
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44e6fa701-57c2-4abb-a43d-72ee1b0a810e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_PC990027

Thelonious Monk

Artist:
John Mart Opie, born 1936  Search this
Sitter:
Thelonious Sphere Monk, 10 Oct 1917 - 17 Feb 1982  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 157.5 x 121.9cm (62 x 48")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1993
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Piano  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Fedora  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  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: John Mart Opie
Object number:
PC991586
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm488e5fb4f-0c8d-41bd-b692-71cdc8b0fa55
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_PC991586

Thelonious Monk and Group

Artist:
Bob Thompson, 26 Jun 1937 - 30 May 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Thelonious Sphere Monk, 10 Oct 1917 - 17 Feb 1982  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 38.1 x 50.8cm (15 x 20")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1960
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Piano  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Saxophone  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  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Object number:
DLR01064
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44fa4598f-90b5-4e84-a579-caf6d3dd2ecc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR01064

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