Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk

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THELONIOUS MONK is the critically acclaimed, gripping saga of an artista€™s struggle to a€œmake ita€ without compromising his musical vision. It is a story that, like its subject, reflects the tidal ebbs and flows of American history in the twentieth century. To his fans, he was the ultimate hipster; to his detractors, he was temperamental, eccentric, taciturn, or childlike. His angular melodies and dissonant harmonies shook the jazz world to its foundations, ushering in the birth of a€œbebopa€ and establishing Monk as one of Americaa€™s greatest comAsposers. Elegantly written and rich with humor and pathos, Thelonious Monk is the definitive work on modern jazza€™s most original composer.See Gourse, Straight, No Chaser, 185. 63 Ibid. ... 69 See a€œBiography, a€ Guide to Ivan Black Papers, 1887a€“1979 [Bulk dates 1937a€“1978], JPB 06-20, NYPL. ... 77 Wally Guenther, a€œNight Life: Kitty Quits Circuit, Goes on Own, a€ Los Angeles Times , April 29, 1962; Los Angeles Sentinel, May 3, 1962. ... It is no coincidence that during the same week of the International Jazz Festival, Benny Goodman led the firstanbsp;...

Title:Thelonious Monk
Author:Robin Kelley
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2009-12-08


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