Jackie-ing by Thelonius Monk

This jam track:

  • Key of Bb
  • 100 BPM
  • Repeats 6 times
  • Style: Medium-Swing

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Listen:

Reference Track (With Bass)

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

As Performed by Thelonius Monk

“Jackie-ing” is a through-composed 16-bar tune in the B lydian mode, that Monk named after his niece, Jackie Smith. It was first recorded on June 4, 1959, for the album 5 by Monk by 5. The tune’s march-like feeling made it the opening theme for many of Monk’s concerts.

Notable recordings of this song include:

  • JJ Johnson Quartet (1962)
  • Roland Hanna and George Mraz (1978)
  • The Great Jazz Triot (1984)
  • Steve Lacy (1991)
  • John Law (2006)

Performed by Gillian Margot and friends

Performed by Thelonius Monk