Thelonious Monk

  1. United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)
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  • One of my all-time favorite jazz pianists is Thelonious Monk.
  • His pianistic influence on Thelonious Monk, Abdullah Ibrahim and Stan Tracey, to name only three of scores of disciples, is evident throughout Piano in the Foreground.
  • Then, last year, producer William Sorin of IPO Records a label firmly focused on the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, of which Mr. Owens was a founding member approached Mr. Owens about a new album, and the trumpeter thought back to another musician-composer from his past who was actually less of a mentor than he might have preferred: Thelonious Monk. A Local Sideman Takes the Lead
  • The veteran soprano saxophonist is pre-eminent on his instrument and has worked with many jazz greats, including Thelonious Monk, Gil Evans and Cecil Taylor.
  • What most readers (my few; my treasured), who know me as an essayist, a writer of non-fiction, may not know is that I also write poetry, that I began writing as a poet . . . and that I then wrote (and published) jazz lyrics to tunes written by such composers as Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Kenny Dorham and Hank Mobley. Elizabeth Boleman-Herring: Alas for the Egg That Is Greece
  • He deconstructs the elements of Thelonious Monk's stately "Crepescule With Nellie," and spins improvised webs from a stride-based Byard tune. A Piano 'Genius' Finds His Edge
  • Perez is engagingly Thelonious Monk-like on his own composition, You Got It Diz, and if the title track is rather unmemorable, the Rollins-like Cara de Payaso features the leader's best tenor solo.
  • A mix of gospelly originals and jazz classics by Thelonious Monk and others, it features a superb band including pianist Jason Moran. London jazz festival: the grand nationals
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