Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
The Life and Times of an American Original

Recommended by Paul, City Lights Books

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.

Title Thelonious Monk
Subtitle The Life and Times of an American Original
Publisher Free Press
Title First Published 02 November 2010
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 624 p.
ISBN-10 1439190461
ISBN-13 9781439190463
Publication Date 02 November 2010
Main content page count 624
Weight 16 oz.

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