Thelonious Monk: His Life and Music

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Berkeley Hills Books, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 238 pages
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-- 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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Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Parker were pioneers in an original form of music called bebop that reclaimed jazz as a primarily African American form of cultural expression in the ... Read full review


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