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Happy Birthday Thelonious Monk

I first heard Thelonious Monk in 1970, several years before I put my jazz head on. Probably it was my classmate Warren who auditioned an LP track. I don’t recall which one. I didn’t care for it. However, in the … Continue reading

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Sound of the Spontaneous

Psychedelic Blues from Drew Christie on Vimeo. Captain Beefheart was asked what the greatest concert he ever saw, and he answered something like this: Thelonious Monk was to play a solo piano concert at an old Victorian theatre in San … Continue reading

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A LIFE’S MONK

A friend of mine recently afforded me the opportunity to do a project. He loaned me the compact disc set of Thelonious Monk’s London Sessions, (that I’ve long owned on LP,) and I compiled two CDs from the three discs. … Continue reading

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