Straight, No Chaser (Thelonious Monk album)

Straight, No Chaser is an album by jazz musician Thelonious Monk, released in 1967. The album was reissued on CD in 1996, including restored versions of previously abridged performances and three additional tracks.

Straight, No Chaser
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Studio album by
Length51:24 (Original LP) 75:56 (CD Re-issue)
ProducerTeo Macero
Thelonious Monk chronology
Misterioso (Recorded on Tour)
Straight, No Chaser
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[2]

Track listingEdit

All song by Thelonious Monk unless otherwise noted

Side One

  1. "Locomotive" – 6:38
  2. "I Didn't Know About You" (Ellington) – 6:50
  3. "Straight, No Chaser" – 10:31

Side Two

  1. "Japanese Folk Song" (R. Taki)* – 11:03
  2. "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" (Arlen, Koehler) – 7:34
  3. "We See" – 8:48
  • On the original LP, the song Kōjō no Tsuki by Rentarō Taki was incorrectly identified as a "Japanese folk song" of unknown provenance. This has been corrected on re-issues of the album.

CD Re-issue

  1. "Locomotive" – 6:40
  2. "I Didn't Know About You" (Duke Ellington) – 6:52
  3. "Straight, No Chaser" – 11:28
  4. "Japanese Folk Song (Kōjō no Tsuki)" (Rentarō Taki) – 16:42
  5. "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" (Harold Arlen) – 7:36
  6. "We See" – 11:37
  7. "This Is My Story, This Is My Song" (Phoebe Knapp) – 1:42 (better known by the title "Blessed Assurance")
  8. "I Didn't Know About You" (D. Ellington) – 6:49
  9. "Green Chimneys" (Th. Monk) – 6:34



  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Straight, No Chaser at AllMusic
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 145. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.