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Song by Thelonious Monk
Published 1957
Genre Jazz

"Rhythm-a-Ning" is a jazz composition by pianist Thelonious Monk.[1][2][3]


First appearing on the 1957 collaboration between Monk and saxophonist Gerry Mulligan entitled Mulligan Meets Monk, the piece has since appeared on dozens of Monk's releases, as well as being covered by musicians such as Dexter Gordon, Art Blakey, Kenny Barron, and Chick Corea.

The composition also lent its name to a 1985 book by Gary Giddins.


  1. ^ "Rhythm-A-Ning Composed by Thelonious Monk". allmusic.com. Allmusic. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Thelonious Monk - Rhythm-a-ning". pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rhythm-A-Ning". learnjazzstandards.com. Retrieved 21 November 2016.