Studio and Live Recordings, 1941 – 1976
The following is not a complete discography. Rather, it is a listing of all known recording sessions, broadcasts, and live recordings—authorized and unauthorized, released and unreleased. In many cases, these recordings have been released on several different discs, formats, and labels and their subsidiaries. For a nearly complete listing of the various releases, please see Chris Sheridan’s excellent Brilliant Corners: A Bio-Discography of Thelonious Monk (Westport and London: Greenwood Press, 2001). I have made an effort to identify the first release and a more recent and accessible CD release.