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.30 Monkand manyother pianists alsoconverged ata most unlikely spot a€”the backroomof a television repair shop. The proprietor, a middle ... Thejam sessions were legendary, and Monkwas usuallyat the center of them.Clifton Smithwasjust aanbsp;...

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

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