Monk's third Riverside studios album, the first to include horns and emphasise his original compositions, is recognised as the first major step in his rise from being considered a mere eccentric to rightful acceptance as a true jazz giant.
- Brilliant Corners - Thelonious Monk
- Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues Are - Thelonious Monk
- Pannonica - Thelonious Monk
- I Surrender, Dear - Thelonious Monk
- Bemsha Swing - Thelonious Monk