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THELONIOUS MONK: The Life and Times of an American Original

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A comprehensive chronicle of the jazz legend's life.The name Thelonious Monk (1917-1982) has long been surrounded by a kind of tragic mystique. Few question his unparalleled talent, but the taint of mental illness has cast him as a bit of an outsider. With this encyclopedic portrait, Kelley (History and American Studies and Ethnicity/Univ. of Southern California; Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical ... Read full review

Thelonious Monk: His Story, His Song, His Times

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This first purely biographical treatment of the landmark jazz composer and pianist brings in a wealth of new material, much of it specifically intended to put paid to Monk's reputation as an enigmatic ... Read full review

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