Straight, No Chaser (Thelonious Monk album)

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Straight, No Chaser
Thelonious Monk - straight, no chaser.jpg
Studio album by Thelonious Monk
Released 1967
Recorded 1966-1967
Genre Jazz
Length 75:56
Label Columbia
Producer Teo Macero
Thelonious Monk chronology
Misterioso (Recorded on Tour)
(1965)Misterioso (Recorded on Tour)1965
Straight, No Chaser
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[2]

Straight, No Chaser is an album by jazz musician Thelonious Monk, released in 1967. The album was reissued on CD in 1996, including restored versions of previously abridged performances and three additional tracks.

Track listing (1996 CD reissue)[edit]

  1. "Locomotive" (Th. Monk) - 6:40
  2. "I Didn't Know About You" (Duke Ellington) - 6:52
  3. "Straight, No Chaser" (Th. Monk) - 11:28
  4. "Japanese Folk Song (Kōjō no Tsuki)" (Rentarō Taki) - 16:42
  5. "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" (Harold Arlen) - 7:36
  6. "We See" (Th. Monk) - 11:37

Bonus tracks on CD reissue[edit]

  1. "This Is My Story, This Is My Song" (Phoebe Knapp) - 1:42 (better known by the title "Blessed Assurance")
  2. "I Didn't Know About You" (D. Ellington) - 6:49
  3. "Green Chimneys" (Th. Monk) - 6:34



  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Straight, No Chaser at AllMusic
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 145. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.