THELONIOUS MONK is the critically acclaimed, gripping saga of an artistas struggle to amake 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 abebopa and establishing Monk as one of Americaas greatest comAsposers. Elegantly written and rich with humor and pathos, Thelonious Monk is the definitive work on modern jazzas most original composer.See Gourse, Straight, No Chaser, 185. 63 Ibid. ... 69 See aBiography, a Guide to Ivan Black Papers, 1887a1979 [Bulk dates 1937a1978], JPB 06-20, NYPL. ... 77 Wally Guenther, aNight 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;...
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