Friday, October 10th

by musicclipoftheday

Happy Birthday, Thelonious!

Thelonious Monk, October 10, 1917-February 17, 1982, pianist, composer, bandleader

Live (TV studio),* Paris, 1969



musical thoughts

A note can be as big as a mountain, or small as a pin. It only depends on a musician’s imagination.

—Thelonious Monk (Robin D. G. Kelley, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original)



WKCR-FM (Columbia University): all Monk, all day.


*Set list:

1. Dreamland
2. Monk’s Mood (Version 1)
3. Thelonious
4. Reflections
5. Epistrophy
6. Round Midnight
7. Crepuscule With Nellie
8. Ugly Beauty
9. Monk’s Mood (Version 2)
10. Don’t Blame Me
11. Coming On The Hudson
12. Nice Work If You Can Get It