'Round Midnight

Listen to an hour of reinterpretations and deconstructions of Thelonius Monk’s classic song, 'Round Midnight on this edition of New Sounds. Hear arrangements by American composer George Crumb, Afro-Cuban drummer Anga, “downtown” guitarist Elliott Sharp, vocalist Bobby McFerrin, and more.

PROGRAM # 2562, Theme & Variations: Round Midnight (First aired on Wed. 6/21/06)

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Alex De Grassi

NY Guitar Festival Marathon, 92nd St Y, 1/20/02

Round Midnight [1:30]

A version appears on his cd “Bolivian Blues Bar”**, available online.*

Andy Summers Trio

NY Guitar Festival Marathon, 92nd St Y, 1/20/02

Round Midnight [5:00]

A version appears on his cd “Green Chimneys”**, available online.*

Newband

New Sounds Live, Merkin Hall, 2/2/95

Round Midnight [5:30]

A version appears on their cd with Harry Partch’s “Daphne of the Dunes,” Mode Records #33. www.newband.org*

George Crumb

The Complete Crumb Edition, Vol. 9

Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik – Ruminations on Round Midnight by Thelonius Monk (excerpts) [9:00]

Bridge #9170** www.bridgerecords.com*

Anga

Echu Mingua

Round Midnight [2:00]

Nonesuch #79658** www.nonesuch.com*

Various artists: Bobby McFerrin

Round Midnight (original soundtrack)

Round Midnight [5:30]

Soundtrack reissued by Sony and available in stores and online.

Elliott Sharp

Plays Monk

Round Midnight [9:30]

Private recording. For info, www.elliottsharp.com*

Monk’s Music Trio

Monk’s Bones

Round Midnight, excerpt [1:30]

CMB Records #102842 . For info: monksmusic@hotmail.com