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Monday, November 18th

What better way to begin the week?

Thelonious Monk (1917-1982, piano), “Don’t Blame Me” (J. McHugh, D. Fields), live, Denmark,  1966

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, September 29th

tomorrow night in Chicago

He’s playing at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival.

Jason Moran (piano), “Thelonious” (T. Monk), live, Minneapolis, 2009

 

Saturday, October 21st

more

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), “Just a Gigolo” (I. Caesar, L. Casucci), “Bolivar Blues” (T. Monk), live, Tokyo, 1963

 

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art beat

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Designer’s Window, Bleecker Street, New York, 1947

Wednesday, October 18th

more

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), “Evidence” (T. Monk), live, Tokyo, 1963

 

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Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Fifth Ave., Nos. 4, 6, 8, New York, 1936

Monday, October 16th

What better way to start the week?

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), “Epistrophy” (T. Monk), live, Tokyo, 1963

 

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Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Red River logging project, California, August, 1943

Tuesday, May 23rd

never enough

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), live, Tokyo, 1963


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reading table

Men are children. They must be pardoned for everything, except malice.

—Joseph Joubert, 1754-1824 (The Notebooks of Joseph Joubert, translated from French by Paul Auster)

Monday, May 1st

two takes

Thelonious Monk (1917-1982), “Hackensack”

Anat Fort, live, Israel (Tel Aviv), 2015


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Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Larry Gayle, bass; Ben Riley, drums), live (TV show), London, 1965

 

Tuesday, October 25th

like nobody else

Ran Blake (1935-), “‘Round Midnight” (T. Monk), live, Italy (Milan), 2015

 

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reading table

Not quite dark yet
and the stars shining
above the withered fields.

—Yosa Buson (1716-1783), translated from Japanese by Robert Hass

Tuesday, June 21st

never enough

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums), “Rhythm-a-Ning” (T. Monk), live, London, 1966

Tuesday, May 10th

never enough

What do I watch when he’s at the piano? His feet.

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano, compositions; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums), live, France (Amiens), 1966


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Thought forms in the soul in the same way clouds form in the air.

—Joseph Joubert (1754-1824), 1786 (The Notebooks of Joseph Joubert, translated from French by Paul Auster)

(Thanks to Orange Crate Art for introducing me to Joubert.)

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