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Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (performer), Gary Mapp (performer), Percy Heath (performer)
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Title
Thelonious Monk Trio
Performer
Thelonious Monk 1917-1982 Gary Mapp Percy Heath 1923-2005 Art Blakey 1919-1990 Max Roach 1924-2007
Publisher
Prestige, 2007
1 cd
Playing time
00:34:48
Note
Remastered ed.
EAN
0888072301641
CDR
JE28307
Placing suggestion
73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 5 times in Flemish libraries

About Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Sphere Monk (, October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer. He had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "'Round Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Straight, No Chaser", "Ruby, My Dear", "In Walked Bud", and "Well, You Needn't". Monk is the second-most-recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington.

Monk's compositions and improvisations feature dissonances and angular melodic twists and are consistent with his unorthodox approach to the piano, which combined a highly percussive attack with abrupt, dramatic use of switched key releases, silences, and hesitations. His style was not universally appreciated; the poet and jazz critic Philip Larkin dismissed him as "the elephant on the keyboard".

Monk was renowned for a distinct look which included suits, hats, and sunglasses. He was also noted for an idiosyncratic habit duri…Read more on Wikipedia

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