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Thelonious Monk

Reviews

Thursday, November 10 2011

Thelonious Monk: Thelonious Alone in San Francisco

A jazz classic that still stands today as one of a brilliant mind's best.


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.


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


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.


Blogs

Wednesday, June 11 2014

List This! A Beginner's Guide to Blue Note Records

Blue Note, one of the foremost jazz record labels, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a vinyl initiative, releasing highlights from its massive catalog over the course of two years. Here are some picks to get you started.


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.


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