Articles tagged thelonious monk

Down by the Riverside: Thelonious Monk’s High-Water Mark

The Complete Riverside Recordings comprises 15 discs' worth of raw material to sift through, a formidable task with endless rewards.

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Every Family Has One: ‘The Baroness’

A story of jazz, wealth and family; 'Nica' Pannonica de Koenigswarter's life was truly one for the ages.

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Jazz’s Wizard of Wit—and Much More—Dave Frishberg

Pianist, singer and songwriter Dave Frishberg, something of a cracked lovechild of Stephen Sondheim and Woody Allen's, is a too-little known miracle. The writer of hip ditties like "Peel Me a Grape" is also much more.

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Ali Jackson Trio with John Faddis: 18 October 2011 - New York

The Ali Jackson Trio celebrates Dizzy Gillespie's birthday this week at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center with the help of some special guests.

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Thelonious Monk: Monk’s Music

No matter how many times it gets reissued, a great album is still a great album. Monk's Music will never sound anything short of terrific.

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15 Mar 2011 // 9:00 AM

Bud Powell: Un Poco Loco

In between stays at mental institutions for schizophrenia, Powell left behind a remarkable legacy. Sadly, he hasn’t received the same widespread admiration that his close friend Thelonious Monk secured. But to true fans of the jazz genre, Powell is revered.

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Thelonious Monk: The Definitive Thelonious Monk on Prestige & Riverside

A fine overview, but given the breadth of the artist's Riverside and Prestige catalogs, it's hard to shake the sense that this collection conceals at least as much as it reveals

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12 Feb 2010 // 7:00 AM

Always Know; Monk Always

Conspicuously absent from PM’s list of the best nonfiction for 2009 is Robin D. G. Kelly’s comprehensive biography of the high priest of bop, Thelonious Sphere Monk.

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The Music of Thelonious Monk - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Marcus Roberts

Though jazz is equally, if not more, fundamental to the American psyche as baseball, we, unfortunately, don’t pay our dues as devoutly as to those on the diamond.

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Thelonious Monk: Live at the 1964 Monterey Jazz Festival

The vintage, never-before-released outing from the a high point of Monk's career

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Monk, after a while, begins to remind you of a wily raconteur, retelling a funny story that you’ve never heard before.

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Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane: The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings

The classic studio meetings between Monk (teacher) and Coltrane (student), still tantalizing and uneven.

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	Thelonious Monk: Monk ‘Round the World

How many Thelonious Monk recordings does a body need, and which ones? This set presents a considerable claim on the attention, being a selection of

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	Thelonious Monk: Monk in Paris: Live at the Olympia

Thelonious Monk has been gone for more than two decades now, but his legacy has lived on in several compilations, live recordings, and “bootleg” recordings

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	Thelonious Monk: Underground

Archaeology has become a trendy metaphor for, all too often, approaching a subject-matter with a perspective would-be interpreters of ancient artefacts have had forced on

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	Thelonious Monk: Solo Monk

Thelonious Monk was more composer-pianist than pianist-composer, which can also be said of Gerry Mulligan when he laid his saxophone aside (he was presumably influenced

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	Thelonious Monk: It’s Monk’s Time

Charlie Rouse was forever underrated, more than anyone else the victim of the succession of recordings he and Thelonious Monk made with invariably first-rate bassists

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	Thelonious Monk: Criss-Cross

For beginners, this is as good as any introduction to Monk’s music, with every quartet member at his best and playing with an assurance

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	Thelonious Monk: Monk’s Dream / Monk. / At Newport 1963 & 1965

By the time Thelonious Monk appeared on the cover of Time Magazine in 1964, anointed as the cool weird slightly scary jazzbo that it was okay

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12 Feb 2001 // 3:00 PM

After signing his first major label contract with Columbia in 1962, Monk’s ominous, periodically dissonant piano stylings were reaching a wider audience—culminating with a

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