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Thelonious Monk - Monk Album

Thelonious Monk - Monk Album

  • Performer: Thelonious Monk
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Title: Monk
  • Released: 1958
  • Style: Bop
  • Label: Prestige
  • Catalog: PRLP 7053
  • Country: US
  • MP3 version size: 1635 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2828 mb
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1We See
Written-By – Monk
2Think Of One (Take One)
Written-By – Monk
3Let's Call This
Written-By – Monk
4Think Of One (Take Two)
Written-By – Monk
Written-By – Monk
Written-By – Monk
7Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Written-By – Kern


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
LP 7053Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk ‎(LP, Comp, Mono, RM)PrestigeLP 7053US1956
PR 7363, PRT-7363Thelonious Monk The Golden Monk ‎(LP, Comp, RE)Prestige, PrestigePR 7363, PRT-7363US2019
VICJ-2027Thelonious Monk The Thelonious Monk Quintet ‎(CD, Mono)PrestigeVICJ-2027Japan1996
OJC 5016, P-7053Thelonious Monk With Sonny Rollins And Frank Foster Thelonious Monk With Sonny Rollins And Frank Foster - Monk ‎(Cass, Album, RE, RM)Original Jazz Classics, PrestigeOJC 5016, P-7053US1982
PR 7363, Prestige 7363Thelonious Monk The Golden Monk ‎(LP, Album, RE)Prestige, SABAPR 7363, Prestige 7363GermanyUnknown


  • BassCurly Russell (tracks: A1 to A4), Percy Heath (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • CoverReid Miles
  • DrumsArt Blakey (tracks: A1 to A4), Willie Jones (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • EngineerDoug Hawkins (tracks: B1 to B3), Rudy Van Gelder (tracks: A1 to A4)
  • EnsembleThelonious Monk Quintet
  • French HornJulius Watkins (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • Lacquer Cut ByRVG
  • Liner NotesIra Gitler
  • PianoThelonious Monk
  • Remastered ByVan Gelder
  • Supervised By [Supervision]Bob Weinstock (tracks: A1 to A4), Ira Gitler (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • Tenor SaxophoneFrank Foster (tracks: A1 to A4), Sonny Rollins (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • TrumpetRay Copeland (tracks: A1 to A4)
  • TypographyAndy Warhol, Julia Warhola


Side A: Recorded May 11, 1954
Side B: Recorded November 13, 1953

Reid Miles artwork with Andy Warhol and Julia Worhola lettering.

RVG etching in deadwax.

This is a second pressing with Bergenfield, NJ address labels. Would have been pressed around when they switched from the New York address label to the Bergenfield in 1958


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): PRLP-7053-A RVG < AB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): PRLP 7053 B < RVG AB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): PRLP 7053 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): PRLP 7053 B
  • Rights Society: BMI


  • Record Company – Prestige Records Inc.
  • Published By – Prestige Music
  • Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Recorded At – WOR Studios