Monday, 10 October 2016

99th 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! Thelonious 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 Charlie Rouse’s own majestic offering [personnel: Monk, piano; Rouse, tenor saxophone; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums; recorded: University Aula, Oslo, 15 April 1966])
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