Jazz Music Films:

Thelonious Monk - American Composer


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Unforgettable images and rare film, first-time ever seen footage of Monk in America, Monk in Europe, Monk in Japan, Monk's "Round Midnight," "Epistrophy," "Pannonica," "Well, You Needn't." A portrait of a genius in full force, Thelonious Monk: American Composer explores the musical mind of the man who took the piano from stride to bop and beyond. His angular statements are landmark documents in the history of American music.

The master, misterioso Monk, the traditionalist who went outside the tradition to expand a tradition of his own, the composer who helped write the book on modern jazz. Thelonious Monk is explored and remembered by his stellar disciples--Randy Weston, Barry Harris, Ben Riley, and Billy Taylor, among others. On the personal side, he's seen as a father and brother, remembered by his son, Thelonious Jr., and his sister Marion.

An intimate portrait of one of the century's great composers and artistic innovators, Thelonious Monk: American Composer is filled with surprises and the singular humor of a jazz giant brought to life by a legacy of brilliant music.


1. 52nd Street Theme
2. Blue Monk 1
3. Blue Monk 2
4. Bolivar Blues
5. Bud Powell
6. Criss Cross
7. Epistrophy
8. Evidence
9. Flyin' Hawk
10. Functional
11. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
12. Jubilee Stomp
13. Just A Gigolo
14. Lulu's Back In Town
15. Monk's Mood
16. Moos The Mooch
17. Nutty
18. Pannonica
19. Rhythm Riff
20. Round Midnight
21. Stride
22. The Mule Walk
23. Thelonious
24. Trinkle Trinkle
25. Well You Needn't
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2001
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Length (Minutes)
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
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