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User Review  - snash - LibraryThing

I found this book to be a well researched and well rounded picture of Thelonious Monk. Given his struggles with his own mental state and with the jazz critics, it's amazing that he persevered as long ... Read full review

Review: Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

User Review  - Marla - Goodreads

I wanted to give this book 3 stars and then realized it would be a reflection of my inadequacies as a reader and not about the book. This is a biography and I can't imagine anyone doing a more ... Read full review

Review: Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Kelley's biography argues that one should understand Monk as an integral part of a coherent jazz movement, instead of simply an odd outlier gifted from some divine jazz being. By dispelling the cult ... Read full review

Review: Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

User Review  - Rick - Goodreads

I'm a big fan of Monk's music and of (good) scholarly writing about Jazz, so this was a natural. Kelley leaves no stone unturned and offers a compelling picture of the great pianist and composer. He ... Read full review

Review: Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

User Review  - Chelsea Swaim - Goodreads

Very dense, but a great read because the character of Monk is just so entertaining. Read full review

Review: Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

User Review  - Paul Secor - Goodreads

A difficult book to rate. On one hand, it has as much factual detail as I probably will ever need to know about Thelonious Monk's life. On the other hand, it captures very little of the spirit and ... Read full review

Review: Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

This book is, if nothing else, an amazing piece of scholarship. The author often pins down month-by-month, week-by-week, sometimes day-by-day, Thelonious Monk's activities. But it is that extreme ... Read full review

Review: Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

User Review  - Liam - Goodreads

The thing about Professor Kelley's writing is that it's so carefully crafted, and he packs so much information into a page, that you can't read on cruise control- you have to be absolutely focused ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - jberkowitz - LibraryThing

A Great Read! Lots of interesting facts about his life. Read full review

Review: Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

User Review  - Tuck - Goodreads

everything you wanted to know about monk, and more. nice list of original compositions of monk's, and a selected discography too. Read full review


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