Thelonious Monk

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United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)

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Ernest laughed at the sounds, the impossible sounds that Thelonious Monk made possible.
The next three titles in the Complete Album Collections series feature the music of four of the all-time greatest jazz composers - Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk, both giants of the acoustic era, and Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul, whose works span both the acoustic and electric era.
He entered and won the 1993 Thelonious Monk Competition, and appeared with Betty Carter, whom he delighted.
Kofi has recently been celebrating a BBC Radio Jazz Line-up award for his album of Thelonious Monk tunes, All Is Know.
25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, the world's premier non-profit jazz education organization, will celebrate its 25th Anniversary on September 11th and 12th in partnership with major sponsor Cadillac.
Along the way, individual biographies pinpoint key exponents - Sidney Bechet, Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis (pictured right), Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane just for starters - while the wider cultural significance of America's one true original artistic gift to the world is explored in its impact on literature, film, art and dance.
This young saxophonist came second in the 1991 Thelonious Monk Competition, but since that meant being sandwiched in the results between Joshua Redman and Chris Potter, we can assume that second, in this instance, is far from nowhere.
Disc one features legends such as Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Monty Alexander and Thelonious Monk as they perform classic tracks, from "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning" to "My Funny Valentine," and demonstrate why they remain among the most revered names in the jazz genre.
24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, the world's premier nonprofit jazz education organization, announces the 12 semifinalists for its illustrious 2011 International Jazz Piano Competition.
His interest in jazz piano grew thanks to the likes of Bill Evans, Erroll Garner, Herbie Hancock and Thelonious Monk.
On an all-instrumental, all-original set of duos with saxophonist (and label owner) Branford Marsalis, the pianist opens the hood on stride, ragtime and bop piano and pours in as much Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans as he can.
The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Will Present a Series of Events Promoting Jazz Education, Made Possible by Cadillac
Bernstein explains the instruction had lasting impact: ``I studied horn players, piano players, Thelonious Monk, composers like Stravinsky.
Charles Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus (Atlantic Masters 81227 3616-2) Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear (Atlantic Masters 81227 3614-2) Art Blakey & Thelonious Monk - Jazz Messengers (Atlantic Masters 81227 3607-2) Lee Konitz - Inside Hi-Fi (Atlantic Masters 81227 3615-2) The Modern Jazz Quartet - Blues On Bach (Atlantic Masters 81227 3629-2) Ornette Coleman - Change Of The Century (Atlantic Masters 81227 3608-2) Airto Moreira - I'm Fine, How Are You?
Selections from the venerable jazz imprint Blue Note include crucial recordings from Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins and Herbie Hancock.