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Thursday, June 20 2013

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.


Sunday, April 8 2012

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.


Friday, October 21 2011

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.


Thursday, July 7 2011

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.


Tuesday, March 15 2011

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.


Monday, March 14 2011

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


Friday, February 12 2010

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.


Thursday, December 18 2008

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.


Sunday, December 2 2007

Thelonious Monk: Live at the 1964 Monterey Jazz Festival

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


Thursday, October 4 2007

Thelonious Monk: Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington

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


Thelonious Monk: Underground (Reviews) [29.Sep.03]
Thelonious Monk: Solo Monk (Reviews) [28.Sep.03]
Thelonious Monk: Criss-Cross (Reviews) [24.Sep.03]
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