0024 – In Walked Bud
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One of Monk's earliest composition, "In Walked Bud" was based on Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" changes, and dedicated to Monk's close friend, Bud Powell. Monk recorded it several times over the years, and was joined on the last occasion by vocalist Jon Hendricks, who added a memorable set of lyrics that only boosted the piece's popularity among performing jazz musicians.
This version is in Em/G, and employs a quirky bass line for the A part that was inspired by the intro Eric Dolphy added to his version of "Green Dolphin Street." The B shifts back to standard alternating bass lines.