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.21 Randy Weston interview, July 30, 2003. ... While this is a smart, incisive essay, I strongly disagree with Tuckera#39;s conclusion that Monk had little connection with or interest in Ellington, ... 32 Gitler, aIra Gitler Interviews Thelonious Monk, a 20.
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