"Epistrophy" is a jazz standard composed by Thelonious Monk and Kenny Clarke in 1942. It has been called "the first classic, modern jazz composition." It was first recorded later that year, under the title "Fly Right," by a big band led by Cootie Williams.
Recordings & Releases
- Thelonious Monk on album Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1
- Monk with John Coltrane on Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall, recorded 1957 (two versions, one of them an incomplete recording)
- Max Roach, M'Boom 1979
- Chaka Khan, 1982, as part of the "Be Bop Medley" from her album "Chaka Khan".
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