Blue Monk

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Not to be confused with Blue Monk (Portland, Oregon).

"Blue Monk" is a jazz standard written by Thelonious Monk that has become one of his most enduring tunes. First recorded for the album Thelonious Monk Trio, it is a B flat blues and is similar to the jazz tune "Pastel Blue".

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\tempo "Medium blues"
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