"Blue Monk" is a jazz standard written by Thelonious Monk that has become one of his most enduring tunes. First recorded in 1952 for the album Thelonious Monk Trio, it is a B flat blues and is similar to the jazz tune "Pastel Blue". The following should be played with a swing performance style (unlike the MIDI performance on this page, which is played with a straight rhythm).
- 1958: Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk by The Jazz Messengers
- 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
- 1978: Honor Thy Fatha by Earl Hines
- 1985: Songs of Love and Regret by Mal Waldron and Marion Brown
- 1988: The Truth Is Spoken Here by Marcus Roberts
- 1988: Carmen Sings Monk by Carmen McRae
- 1991: Twelve Frets to One Octave by Larry Coryell
- 1999: Solo Piano Standards Part 2 by Chick Corea
- 2001: Rendezvous in New York by Chick Corea and Bobby McFerrin
- 2006: Echoes of the Sounds to Be by Derek Paravicini
- Fusilli, Jim (14 August 2010). "Abbey Lincoln, Soulful Jazz Vocalist, Dies at 80". Wall Street Journal.
- Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.
- Wynn, Ron. "Twelve Frets to One Octave". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
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