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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I have heard of Thelonious Monk and played quite a few of his songs back in the day, so that was a good namesake to have.
Solo not only features playful interpretations of four classic Thelonious Monk songs, including "Ruby, My Dear" and "'Round Midnight," but half of the tunes are original compositions that conjure the spirit of Monk.
They played pieces composed by Marsalis, Calderazzo, and jazz icons like Thelonious Monk and Jelly Roll Morton.
com)-- The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz has appointed multiple GRAMMY Award winners and NEA Jazz Masters Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter as distinguished professors at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
All of the traditional greats are covered, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk.
This is the first book on Thelonious Monk based on exclusive access to the Monk family papers and private recordings, as well as a decade of prodigious research, prize-winning author brings to light a startlingly different Thelonious Monk-witty, intelligent, generous, family-oriented, politically engaged, brutally honest, and a devoted father and husband.
The dinner was a fundraiser for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, and 100% of the dinner's proceeds were donated for the Institute's international education programs.
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If so, the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz wants to help nurture that dream.
Taking in all the sensory stimuli of his immediate environs, he imbued his makings with colorful, textural, symbolic gestures of daring, innovation, and the space he heard in the music of African American musicians, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk, in an unending quest for connectedness, originality and self-affirmation.
There are moments at which one hears parallels between Satie's angular melodic sense and the similarly sideways constructions of Thelonious Monk, while the arrangement for electric guitar of Avant-dernieres pensees brings to mind the cyclically developing compositions of Steve Reich for Pat Metheny; the Gnossiennes are especially lovely on nylon-string guitar, and Tyrolienne turque sounds startlingly lovely on mandolin.
Artists featured in the recordings include Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Max Roach, Gerry Mulligan, and Thelonious Monk, and many more.
Eastwood, a keen pianist, has already produced shows on the Monterey Jazz Festival and musician Thelonious Monk, and has now added the 90-minute Bennett film to his resume.
Born in Philadelphia, Brecker saw jazz performers such as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington as a youth.
During the last 25 years, the producer and musicologist has stage-managed imaginative tributes to Kurt Weill, Italian film composer Nino Rota, jazz greats Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk, even Edgar Allan Poe.