Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

the 1st complete biography of mythical jazz musician Thelonious Monk, written through a super historian, with complete entry to the family's documents and with dozens of interviews.

Thelonious Monk is the significantly acclaimed, gripping saga of an artist’s fight to “make it” with no compromising his musical imaginative and prescient. it's a tale that, like its topic, displays the tidal ebbs and flows of yank heritage within the 20th century. To his fanatics, he was once the last word hipster; to his detractors, he was once temperamental, eccentric, taciturn, or childlike. His angular melodies and dissonant harmonies shook the jazz international to its foundations, ushering within the beginning of “bebop” and developing Monk as one among America’s maximum com­posers. Elegantly written and wealthy with humor and pathos, Thelonious Monk is the definitive paintings on sleek jazz’s most unusual composer.

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