The plausible explanation is that the title is a reference to the radio personality and jazz broadcaster Oscar Treadwell after whom Charlie Parker named a different jazz composition, "An Oscar for Treadwell". The tune was written around the summer of , and was dedicated to Pannonica de Koenigswarter. The tune was first recorded on October 9, , for Brilliant Corners. It later appears on the album Big Band and Quartet in Concert. It was only recorded once, on February 14, , for the album Underground.
The tile was given by Ira Gitler , who was the producer for the session. According to Gary Giddins it is "classic, paradoxical Monk, beautiful and memorable yet a minefield of odd intervals, each essential to its bricks-and-mortar structure". Dianne Reeves sang the tune on her album A Little Moonlight. The A section is found in multiple recordings of Monk's friends on recordings from the s to s.
Christian", recorded at Minton's Playhouse. The piece has since appeared on dozens of Monk's releases, as well as being covered by musicians such as Dexter Gordon , Kenny Barron , and Chick Corea.
The album's liner notes claim the title is "in honor of" the "ancient, ornate chandeliers" in Fugazi Hall , where the album was recorded. It was however not for nostalgic reasons, but because the first phrase of the tune fit with the new title. For copyright reasons, the song was renamed "Dear Ruby". The tune was initially titled "Classified Information",  but he opted to retitle it as "Worry Later", when recording it for the first time on April 29, , for the album Thelonious Monk at the Blackhawk.
A bar tune in AABA-form, with an unusual bass ostinato. The title is a corruption of "shuffle ball", which is a move commonly used in tap dance.
A bar tune in AABA-form, and the title is from the tune's number of bars. Its only recording was done May 30, , for the Genius of Modern Music sessions, but was not released officially until Mosaic Records released their compilation of Monk's Blue Note sessions. A bar tune in ABAC-form, and is based entirely on cycling dominant chords or their tritone substitutions.
The tune was named after Nellie Monk's sister, whose real name was Evelyn. It is commonly agreed that the "Skippy"'s changes are based on Monk's reharmonization of " Tea for Two " which he would later record on The Unique Thelonious Monk ,  and on Criss-Cross ,  but Ethan Iverson argues that Monk composed "Skippy", then applied the changes to "Tea for Two".
It was only recorded once, at the marathon Black Lion Records session of November 15, It has been recorded numerous times by Monk and others and is one of Monk's most covered songs. For copyright reasons, the song was renamed "Get It Straight". Music educator Mark C. Gridley wrote about Monk's composition style: "Monk employed simple compositional devices with very original results.
His "Straight, No Chaser" involves basically only one idea played again and again, each time in a different part of the measure and with a different ending. The A-section is based on rhythm changes , and is borrowed from Coleman Hawkins 's tune "Stuffy".
The changes are based on the standard " Topsy ". The tune was first recorded on October 15, , for the Genius of Modern Music sessions. The A-section is based on a riff that Monk used very often, dating back to his days as the house pianist at Minton's Playhouse. A bar tune in AABA-form. The tune was first recorded on November 13, ,and appears on the album Monk , and later appears on the album Criss-Cross.
The tune is very similar in conception to "Thelonious", as the melody insists the tonic, with albeit more unexpected changes than in "Thelonious". A bar tune in AABA-form that is notorious for its difficult melody.
There are two stories about the origin of the title, the first explains that producer Ira Gitler may have misheard when Monk said the title of the tune in studio - Gitler reports that Monk may have said "Trinkle, Tinkle, like a star" instead of "Twinkle, Twinkle, like a star".
It is also believed that the title is a corruption of the term "tickler", which was what the old stride pianists used to call themselves. The tune was credited to Sonny Clark , who was struggling with heroin addiction at the time, and was a frequent visitor to Monk's friend, Pannonica de Koenigswarter 's house.
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