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This is a splendid biography of one of the seminal figures of modern jazz. The book truly brings Monk to life, and sheds wonderful light on his various activities.

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

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Wow...what a beautiful story! I enjoy reading biographies (and autobiographies and memoirs) and I really enjoyed reading about the life of Thelonious Monk! I had to really take my time reading this ... Read full review

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

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Excellent read...time consuming, but worth the time. Read full review

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

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Excellent book. Definitely a biography of monk's life and not an extended musical analysis--this book does not require any technical knowledge of music. It's exhaustive, but in a good way. Not only ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Nate Rabe - Goodreads

Good detailed account if the great Monk. I especially enjoyed learning of his non musical life and struggles with money and recognition and love. Brilliant! Read full review

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

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Excellent biography on the jazz legend. Robin Kelley worked on this book for 14 years and it shows in its incredible detail and insight to the great jazz pianist and composer. Read full review

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

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The first few chapters are a little chunky, heavy with information, so it's hard to feel the thread of the story, but once Thelonious comes into adolescence, the book comes into its own, presenting a ... Read full review


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