Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk : The Life and Times of an American Original

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THELONIOUS MONK is the critically acclaimed, gripping saga of an artist s struggle to make it without compromising his musical vision. It is a story that, like its subject, reflects the tidal ebbs and flows of American history in the twentieth century. To his fans, he was the ultimate hipster; to his detractors, he was temperamental, eccentric, taciturn, or childlike. His angular melodies and dissonant harmonies shook the jazz world to its foundations, ushering in the birth of bebop and establishing Monk as one of America s greatest composers. Elegantly written and rich with humor and pathos, "Thelonious Monk "is the definitive work on modern jazz s most original composer."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 40mm | 662.24g
  • The Free Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations, frontispiece
  • 1439190461
  • 9781439190463
  • 69,250

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as complete a picture of this complex, original and enigmatic artist as possible this very welcome book is certain to be a go-to reference. Down Beat Magazine"show more