Friday, 10 October 2014

97th birthday of Thelonious Monk

(Born 10 October 1917, Rocky Mount, NC, US)
Perspicacious pianist and composer whose seminal works include a range of contributions to the jazz repertory standards with his “Round Midnight” being the most recorded standard of all time

(The master at work! O di egwu! Monk’s solo here on the classic “Blue Monk” begins at 3.10 minutes into this performance [Thelonious Monk Quartet] for 3 minutes after tenorist Rouse’s own majestic offering [personnel: Monk, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums: recorded: University Aula, Oslo, 15 April 1966])
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