Reviews // 15 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
Down by the Riverside: Thelonious Monk's High-Water Mark
29 Jun 2015 // 10:00 PM
The Complete Riverside Recordings comprises 15 discs' worth of raw material to sift through, a formidable task with endless rewards.
Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960
11 Aug 2017 // 3:23 AM
A rediscovered Thelonious Monk session sheds light on the composer's skill as a bandleader as well as his unassuming professionalism.
Thelonious Monk: Thelonious Alone in San Francisco
10 Nov 2011 // 4:00 PM
A jazz classic that still stands today as one of a brilliant mind's best.
List This! A Beginner's Guide to Blue Note Records
11 Jun 2014 // 4:03 AM
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.
Always Know; Monk Always
12 Feb 2010 // 1:00 AM
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.