Thelonious Monk – Beautifully Signed 1966 Detroit Jazz Festival Program (Also Signed by Charlie Rouse & George Wein)

A program for the 1966 Detroit Jazz Festival, beautifully signed by Thelonious Monk (who adds “Good luck always”).  This is one of the most extraordinary signed Monk items we’ve seen; his large signature measures 6 1/2″ and in the sweet spot next to his photograph. The program is also signed by longtime Monk saxophonist Charlie […]

Thelonious Monk – 1965 Australian Tour Program, With Printed Signature (Not Hand Signed)

A program for Thelonious Monk’s 1965 First Australian Tour, with a printed signature by Monk on the front cover, who adds ‘Good luck always.’  While this looks like an original autograph and has been sold as one, the signature is printed and not original. This program dates from a spectacularly productive period for Monk: the […]

Thelonious Monk Quartet – Signed 1964 Concert Program

A program for a 1964 Amsterdam concert by the the Thelonious Monk Quartet, signed by Monk, Charlie Rouse, Butch Warren and Ben Riley. The program is 4 pages, 8 ½” x 11”, with a Monk photo, notes for upcoming shows, and full page advertisements for albums by Monk albums on Riverside and CBS Records. In […]

Thelonious Monk/Charles Mingus Ultra Rare 1954 “Composer’s Workshop” Handbill

A very rare 1954 handbill advertising a Modern Jazz Festival featuring one of a very few performances by the Composer’s Workshop, featuring Charles Mingus, Teo Macero, Art Farmer, Kenny Clarke, Eddie Bert and Hall Overton, and Thelonious Monk.  This show took place at the Kaufman Auditorium of the YMHA on April 23, 1954, and was […]

Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell – Original “Birdland” NYC Jazz Club Menu

A scarce menu from the legendary New York Jazz Club Birdland.  Birdland opened December 15, 1949, at the corner of Broadway and 52nd Street in Manhattan.  The original owners named it Birdland to capitalize on the great popularity of sometime headliner Charlie “Yardbird” Parker.  Birdland billed itself at “at the Jazz Corner of the World” […]

Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Cannonball Adderley, Etc. – 1960 Jazz Boxing Style Handbill

An amazing Boxing-Style handbill for a 1960 All Star Jazz Concert at New York’s 369th Regiment Armory, featuring Thelonious Monk & His All Stars, the Horace Silver Quintet, Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Art Blakey & His Jazz Messengers featuring Lee Morgan, JJ Johnson’s Modern Jazz Group, Illinois Jacquet, Chris Connors, Al Hibbler, Carmen McRae and more. […]

Thelonious Monk – Rare Concert Poster For One Of His Last Appearances

An extremely are concert poster for one of Thelonious Monk’s last live appearances, at a tribute concert held in his honor at Carnegie Hall on April 6, 1974.  According to the Carnegie Hall website,  “Monk wasn’t on the bill for the third event, a tribute to his music by the New York Jazz Repertory Company […]

Thelonious Monk – Signed Page With Photograph

A large book page beautifully autographed by Thelonious Monk. Monk signed photos are rare indeed, and this one is a beauty; Monk has boldly signed the page beside his photo ‘Good Luck Always, Thelonious Monk,’ in blue fountain pen. The large page, from a Jazz book and discussing the legendary Jazz club Mintons, has photos […]

John Coltrane – Thelonious Monk – Lightnin’ Hopkins – Village Gate 60’s Handbill

A rare early 1960’s handbill for the legendary Greenwich Village club The Village Gate, advertising shows by jazz legends Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and his Quartet, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Chris Connor, and Nigerian drummer Olatunji, blues giant Lightnin’ Hopkins, flaminco guitarist Sabicas and others. This handbill is in near mint condition and measures 8 […]

Thelonious Monk – 1954 New York Handbill

A handbill for Bop legend Thelonious Monk and his All-Stars at New York’s Open Door Club, in August, 1954. While we don’t know who backed Monk on this date, he played on Miles Davis’ “Bags Groove” and “Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants” in ’54, and recorded his own sessions backed by Sonny Rollins, […]