Happy Birthday, Thelonious!
Thelonious Monk, composer, pianist, bandleader
October 10, 1917-February 17, 1982
Monk’s music—its exquisite mix of logic and lyricism—sometimes makes me think of Mozart.
“’Round Midnight” (AKA “’Round About Midnight”) (T. Monk)
Take 1: Bill Evans Trio (BE, piano; Eddie Gomez, bass; Marty Morrell, drums), live, Sweden, 1970Vodpod videos no longer available.
Take 2: Don Pullen (piano), rec. 1984 (Don Pullen Plays Monk)Vodpod videos no longer available.
Take 3: Milt Jackson (vibes), live, Japan, 1990Vodpod videos no longer available.
If it wasn’t for music, man, life wouldn’t be nothing—it’s all about music.
Sonny Rollins talks about Monk:Vodpod videos no longer available.
All Monk, all day: WKCR-FM (broadcasting from Columbia University).