52nd Street Theme by Thelonious Monk

This jam track:

  • Key of C
  • 146 BPM
  • Repeats 3 times
  • Style: Up-Tempo Swing

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Reference Track (With Bass)

Play Along Track (Without Bass) – [Click here to download]

As Performed by Charlie Parker

52nd Street Theme” is a contrafact based loosely on rhythm changes in C, and was copyrighted by Monk under the title “Nameless” in April 1944. The tune was also called “Bip Bop” by Monk, and he claims that the tune’s latter title was the origin of the genre-defining name bebop.

Notable recordings of this song include:

  • Dizzy Gillespie’s sextet – (1946)