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THELONIOUS MONK FAKE BOOK -

C Edition

http://www.playjazz.com/FBO034.html

 

"The music of Thelonious Monk is among the most requested of any jazz composer, but accurate lead sheets and sources have never been widely available - until now. This folio has 70 of the master composer/pianist's most familiar pieces, as well as a number of obscure and unrecorded tunes, in easy-to-read versions. Includes counterlines and ensemble parts for many pieces, as well as bass-lines and piano voicings where applicable. Also includes a biography, a glossary, and a definitive discography of the compositions in the book. Titles include: "

 

Table of contents

'Round Midnight

52nd Street Theme

A Merrier Christmas

Ask Me Now

Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are (Bolivar Blues)

Bemsha Swing

Blue Hawk

Blue Monk

Blue Sphere

Blues Five Spot (Five Spot Blues)

Boo Boo's Birthday

Brake's Sake

Bright Mississippi

Brilliant Corners

Bye-Ya

Children's Song

Coming On The Hudson

Crepuscule With Nellie

Criss Cross

Epistrophy

Eronel

Evidence

Four In One

Friday The 13th

Functional

Gallop's Gallop

Green Chimneys

Hackensack

Hornin' In

Humph

I Mean You

In Walked Bud

Introspection

Jackie-ing

Let's Call This

Let's Cool One

Light Blue

Little Rootie Tootie

Locomotive

Misterioso

Monk's Dream

Monk's Mood

Monk's Point

North Of The Sunset

Nutty

Off Minor

Oska T

Pannonica

Played Twice

Raise Four

Reflections

Rhythm-a-ning

Ruby, My Dear

San Francisco Holiday (Worry Later)

Shuffle Boil

Sixteen

Skippy

Something In Blue

Straight No Chaser

Stuffy Turkey

Teo

Thelonious

Think Of One

Trinkle-Tinkle

Two Timer

Ugly Beauty

We See

Well You Needn't (It's Over Now)

Who Knows

Work

Harry Likas was the Technical Editor of Mark Levine's "The Jazz Theory Book" and also helped develop "The Jazz Piano Book." Harry spends his time teaching jazz piano online and playing solo piano gigs.

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Originally posted by Michael Jackson's real nose:

Not as extensive as Jazz+'s suggestion but there's also a 1978 book by pianist/author Stuart Isacoff, part of a Jazz Masters series from Consolidated Music Publishers.

It features tunes, solos [all in 2 clef piano settings] & chord symbols for 8 songs.

I have the Jazz Masters Series' Monk book. It has the themes transcribed with decent accuracy, but arranged for piano solo (most are originally for trio), so the left hand is an adaptation. The good thing is that for many songs there is a chorus of two of Monk's improvised solo as well.
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I actually worked on that Jazz Master Monk book back when I was in college. The editor, who taught at the school, was behind so he farmed out most of the solo transcriptions to his students. Savvy guy...

 

:-)

 

There's also a Bud Powell book we did for the same series. The original printing had my tunes up 1/2 step since I transcribed them from reel-to-reel tape and no one bothered to check it. Celia in B Major? Quite an embarassment for me back in the day...

 

The solo transcriptions are a great place to start with him - listen and read along then start to play them. They'll get you into one of the most original and swingingest (sic) pianists who ever lived. I find that when I watch him play on film he makes even more sense - get a copy of the film "Straight No Chaser" and watch him in action. He was wild!

 

Regards,

 

Jerry

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