In our series in which musicians do a “deep dive” into the music of their inspirations, pianist Jonathan Gee writes about ten of his favourite tracks by Thelonious Monk:. Starting with his Blue Note period of the late 40s, my first choice is this composition written for his sister-in-law. This glorious tune is based on Tea for Two: Monk underpinned the tune with his trademark 2-5 chromatic harmony then used that harmony to build a new melody. I particularly like the second eight. The tune has a silent movie caper vibe that carries you along and the horn players sound like they are serenely riding an almost out of control horse. Check Jason Moran’s Skitter In for a modern take on this space.