I was recently turned on to a CD by the singer Carmen McRae called "Carmen Sings Monk". The record has 15 tracks of well known Thelonious Monk songs with lyrics added that Carmen sings. George Mraz is the bassist and he is incredible. It was so much fun to listen to songs that I have known by their piano intros only to have George play the intro parts on a few of the numbers with his bass. The record is a lot of fun and the bass playing adds to the enjoyment. Check it out if you haven't heard it.