Thelonious Monk: his life and music
-- First comprehensive study of Monk, one of the 20th century's most original and influential creative artists, available in the States.
-- Thoroughly revised and beautifully redesigned for American readers, including fifty studio, performance and personal photographs.
-- Lively and authoritative biographical section reveals the public as well as the private life of this pivotal figure.
-- Analysis of Monk both as a pianist and composer, by an established jazz critic and musician.
-- Up-to-date narrative discography gives detailed descriptions of all Monk recordings currently available on record and CD. Gives readers the story behind the music.
-- Fifty carefully selected photographs documenting the modern jazz movement.
-- Complete and current catalog of Monk material, including video as well as CDs and rare recordings.
-- Glossary of key jazz terminology.
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