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Thelonious Monk : The Life and Times of an American Original
by Robin D. G. Kelley

Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 com-posers. Elegantly written and rich with humor and pathos, "Thelonious Monk "is the definitive work on modern jazz's most original composer.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781439190463
  • ISBN-10: 1439190461
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • Publish Date: November 2010
  • Page Count: 592


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