Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Well, You Needn't
3:24
2 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
3:21
3 Off Minor
2:30
4 'Round Midnight
5:12
5 Eronel
2:29
6 Portrait of an Eremite
4:56
7 Manganese
2:32
8 Hackensack
2:59
9 Evidence
3:03
10 Chordially
9:50
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Trinkle Trinkle (take one)
5:46
2 Trinkle Trinkle (take two)
5:51
3 Trinkle Trinkle (take three)
7:19
4 Lover Man
7:10
5 Something in Blue
6:37
6 My Melancholy Baby
5:06
7 Little Rootie Tootie
4:03
8 The Man I Love
5:11
9 Jackie-ing
3:25
10 Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland
3:10
11 Darn That Dream
5:42
12 Nice Work If You Can Get It
5:09
13 Blue Sphere
2:21
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Evidence
5:20
2 Misterioso
6:20
3 Hackensack (take one)
9:03
4 Hackensack (take two)
7:50
5 Ruby My Dear
6:02
6 Crepescule With Nellie (take two—solo)
2:14
7 Crepescule With Nellie (take four)
2:18
8 Nutty
4:40
9 Criss Cross
3:40
10 Introspection (take one—solo)
1:10
11 Introspection (take two)
3:03
12 I Mean You
7:40

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Paris, Île-de-France, France (1954-06-07) (tracks 1–9)
piano:
Thelonious Monk (1954-06-07) (tracks 1–9)
Thelonious Monk (1971-11-15) (track 10)
composer:
Jerome Kern (track 2)
Thelonious Monk (tracks 1, 3–9)
Cootie Williams (track 4)
lyricist:
Bernie Hanighen (track 4)
Otto Harbach (track 2)
producer:
Henri Renaud (tracks 1–9)
Alan Bates (Producer, possibly other roles) (1971-11-15) (track 10)
recording engineer:
John Timperley (track 10)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. (track 2)
Regent Music (BMI) (track 1)
T.B. Harms (US sheet music publisher 1875 sold to Warner Brothers 1929 sold to Welk Music 1970) (track 2)
Thelonious Music (track 9)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 2)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (track 4)
Warner/Chappell Music, Ltd. (1996–present) (track 4)
recorded at:
Chappell Studios (London, UK) in London, England, United Kingdom (1971-11-15) (track 10)
arrangements:
Dym (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes) (for two violins and piano, Frolov) (track 2)
is the basis for:
Looking Back (track 6)
later translated versions:
Autour de minuit (lyrics translated by Boris Vian) (track 4)
Autour de minuit (lyrics translated by Claude Nougaro) (track 4)
Fumo negli occhi (track 2)
later versions:
It's Over Now (track 1)
part of:
Roberta (track 2)
recording of:
Eronel (1954-06-07) (track 5)
Evidence (1954-06-07) (track 9)
Hackensack (1954-06-07) (track 8)
Off Minor (1954-06-07) (track 3)
Reflections (1954-06-07) (track 6)
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (1954-06-07) (track 2)
We See (1954-06-07) (track 7)
Well, You Needn't (1954-06-07) (track 1)
’Round About Midnight (aka “’Round Midnight”) (1954-06-07) (track 4)

CD 2

piano:
Thelonious Monk (1971-11-15) (tracks 1–13)
composer:
Leo Friedman (track 10)
Thelonious Monk (tracks 1–3, 7, 9)
Roger “Ram” Ramirez (Puerto Rican jazz pianist) (track 4)
Ernie Burnett (1911) (track 6)
George Gershwin (composer) (1924) (track 8)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (track 12)
Jimmy Van Heusen (1939) (track 11)
Jimmy Sherman (1942) (track 4)
Jimmy Davis (songwriter, "Lover Man") (1942) (track 4)
Thelonious Monk (1971-11-15) (tracks 5, 13)
lyricist:
Beth Whitson (track 10)
George A. Norton (1912) (track 6)
Ira Gershwin (1924) (track 8)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (track 12)
Eddie DeLange (1939) (track 11)
Jimmy Sherman (1942) (track 4)
Jimmy Davis (songwriter, "Lover Man") (1942) (track 4)
Roger “Ram” Ramirez (Puerto Rican jazz pianist) (1942) (track 4)
producer:
Alan Bates (Producer, possibly other roles) (1971-11-15) (tracks 1–13)
recording engineer:
John Timperley (tracks 1–13)
publisher:
MCA Music (not for release label use! this is a music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) (track 4)
New World Company (track 8)
Scarsdale Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 11)
Thelonious Music (tracks 1–3, 9)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 8)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (track 12)
recorded at:
Chappell Studios (London, UK) in London, England, United Kingdom (1971-11-15) (tracks 1–13)
arrangements:
The Man I Love (for solo piano, transcr. by Percy Grainger) (track 8)
The Man I Love (for piano solo) (track 8)
instrumental recording of:
Darn That Dream (1971-11-15) (track 11)
Lover Man (1971-11-15) (track 4)
Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland (1909 song) (1971-11-15) (track 10)
My Melancholy Baby (1971-11-15) (track 6)
Nice Work If You Can Get It (1971-11-15) (track 12)
The Man I Love (1971-11-15) (track 8)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Mia zwa (track 8)
later versions:
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score) (track 12)
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (track 8)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 12)
recording of:
Blue Sphere (1971-11-15) (track 13)
Jackie-ing (1971-11-15) (track 9)
Little Rootie Tootie (1971-11-15) (track 7)
Something in Blue (1971-11-15) (track 5)
Trinkle Tinkle (1971-11-15) (tracks 1–3)
referred to in medleys:
Monk’s Mix (track 7)
version of:
Melancholy (original 1911 version of "My Melancholy Baby", lyrics by Maybelle E. Watson) (track 6)

CD 3

drums:
Art Blakey (1971-11-15) (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 11–12)
bass:
Al McKibbon (1971-11-15) (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 11–12)
piano:
Thelonious Monk (1971-11-15) (tracks 1–12)
composer:
Thelonious Monk (tracks 1–12)
producer:
Alan Bates (Producer, possibly other roles) (tracks 1–12)
recording engineer:
John Timperley (tracks 1–12)
publisher:
Thelonious Music (tracks 1, 6–8)
recorded at:
Chappell Studios (London, UK) in London, England, United Kingdom (1971-11-15) (tracks 1–12)
is the basis for:
Rubies (track 5)
later versions:
Dear Ruby (track 5)
recording of:
Crepuscule With Nellie (1971-11-15) (tracks 6–7)
Criss-Cross (1971-11-15) (track 9)
Evidence (1971-11-15) (track 1)
Hackensack (1971-11-15) (tracks 3–4)
I Mean You (1971-11-15) (track 12)
Introspection (1971-11-15) (tracks 10–11)
Misterioso (1971-11-15) (track 2)
Nutty (1971-11-15) (track 8)
Ruby, My Dear (1971-11-15) (track 5)
referred to in medleys:
Monk’s Mix (track 8)