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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".
- 1958: Western Suite by Jimmy Giuffre
- 1960: The Great Kai & J.J. by J. J. Johnson and Kai Winding
- 1961: Straight Ahead by Abbey Lincoln (with lyrics by Abbey Lincoln)
- 1963: Nights of Ballads & Blues by McCoy Tyner
- 1973: A Night at Boomers, Vol. 2 by Cedar Walton
- 1974: Peruvian Blue by Kenny Barron
- 1976: As One by Richard Davis and Jill McManus
- 1978: Groovin' High by Hank Jones
- 1985: Songs of Love and Regret by Mal Waldron and Marion Brown (two takes)
- 1988: Carmen Sings Monk by Carmen McRae
- 1991: Twelve Frets to One Octave by Larry Coryell
- 2006: Echoes of the Sounds to Be by Derek Paravicini
- 2007: Abbey Sings Abbey by Abbey Lincoln
- Fusilli, Jim (14 August 2010). "Abbey Lincoln, Soulful Jazz Vocalist, Dies at 80". Wall Street Journal.
- "Twelve Frets to One Octave overview". Allmusic.com.
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