Thelonious S. Monk Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: October 10, 1917 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Died: February 17, 1982 in Englewood, New Jersey
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Jazz pianist and composer Thelonius Monk (1917-1982) has been called "the high priest of bebop," although his idiosyncratic style defies glib categorization. Several of his compositions, including Round Midnight and Blue Monk are classics of the genre. Although Monk had been performing since the early 1940s and had already written some of his classic songs, it was not until the mid-1950s that his avant-garde style began to attract a wide audience. In 1956 he released Brilliant Corners, considered one of the classic jazz albums of all time. Blue Note, the name of the club, is also the name of the record company which had released Monk's early recordings and those of many other jazz legends. Monk's reputation has only grown since his death: he received posthumously a special Pulitzer Prize for Music and a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement.
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2013 The Simpsons (Sound), 2009 Ànima (Sound), 2001 Piñero (Sound), 2010 Public Speaking (Sound), 2009/I Up in the Air (Sound), 2008 The Pleasure of Being Robbed (Sound), 2007 Tete Montoliu, una mirada (Sound), 2007 Neal Cassady (Sound), 2005 Unleashed (Sound), 2003 The Duo (Sound), 2002 Nearest to Heaven (Sound), 1988 Arthur 2: On the Rocks (Sound), 2012 More Than the Rainbow (Music Department), 1986 Population: 1 (in person), 2012 Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz (in person), 1999 Monk in Europe (in person), 1971 First Newport Jazz Festival: Belgrade 1971 (in person), 1955 Tonight! (in person), 2011 Bert Stern: Original Madman (Other), 2010 Public Speaking (Other), 2003 Tom Dowd & the Language of Music (Other), 1997 Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz (Other), 1995 Masters of American Music (Other), 2009 The Missing Person (Sound), 2006 Thelonious Monk: Live in '66 (Sound), 2002 Solaris (Sound), 2001 The Score (Sound), 1999 Any Given Sunday (Sound), 1995 Se7en (Sound), 1995 Devil in a Blue Dress (Sound), 1991 The Play on One (Sound), 1988 Caddyshack II (Sound), 1987 The Beat Generation: An American Dream (Sound), 1969 Heads (Performer), 1969 Heads (Sound), 2006 Thelonious Monk: Live in '66 (in person), 1968 Newport Jazz Festival (in person), 1960 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (in person), 1997 The Fifties (Other), 1994 A Great Day in Harlem (Other), 1987 The Beat Generation: An American Dream (Other), Fringe (Sound), 1999 Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco - The Fillmore (Sound), 1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide (Sound), 1996 Ed's Next Move (Sound), 1995 Die Hard: With a Vengeance (Sound), 1986 'Round Midnight (Sound), 1971 The Omega Man (Sound), 1999 Monk (in person), 1966 Monk in Oslo (in person), 1959 Jazz on a Summer's Day (in person), 1998 Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years (Other), 2005 Block Party (Sound), 1999 Southpaw (Sound), 2012 Ginger & Rosa (Sound), 2013 American Hustle (Sound), 1974 The Destructors (Sound), 1999 Questo è il giardino (Sound), 2011 Arne Dahl: Misterioso (Sound), 2010 Chico & Rita (Sound), 2002 How to Draw a Bunny (Sound), 1999 Guinevere (Sound), 1997 Hugo Pool (Sound), 1991 Naked Lunch (Sound), 1990 Alice (Sound), 1988 Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (Sound), 1980 Joe Albany... a Jazz Life (Sound), 1968 Je t'aime je t'aime (Sound), 1959 Les liaisons dangereuses (Music Department), 1959 Les liaisons dangereuses (Performer), 1959 Les liaisons dangereuses (Sound), 1998 A Celebration of America's Music (in person), 1988 Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (Other), Homeland (Sound)
  • THELONIUS MONK His career taking off, Monk contracts for an engagement in Philadelphia. Document signed: "Thelonius Monk", 1p, 8½x11. Also signed by Blue Note club owner "Lou Church." Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1956 November 11. read more...

    Sale Price $13,600.00


  • THELONIOUS MONK His rare signature on a letter of agreement with Columbia Records, concerning recorded distribution of his live performance at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival. Documentary Letter signed: "Thelonious Monk", 1 page, 8½x11. Forest Hills, N.Y., 1963 September 23. read more...

    Sale Price $11,900.00


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