Volume 1 features note-for-note transcriptions of Monk's renditions of 11 jazz classics:
- April in Paris
- Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
- Don't Blame Me
- Everything Happens to Me
- I Should Care
- I Surrender, Dear
- Just a Gigolo
- Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)
- Nice Work If You Can Get It
- Sweet and Lovely.
Includes a biography and a discography.