Monk's otherworldly mastery of melody and harmony has not gone unrecognized. He has become one of the most recorded composers in jazz along with Duke Ellington, who also has an AccuJazz channel devoted to his music. In addition to a great deal of recordings of the composer playing his own tunes, the channel plays hundreds of other artists interpreting Monk's timeless music, from Charlie Parker to Ravi Coltrane.
While most jazz fans know Monk chestnuts like "'Round Midnight," "Straight, No Chaser," and "Blue Monk," this channel gives listeners the opportunity to expand their knowledge of Monk's compositional output. Lesser-known tunes like "Skippy," "Green Chimneys," "Bye-Ya," "Boo Boo's Birthday" all contribute to the play list.