One of Thelonious Monk’s most skittish albums. Continue reading 5 by Monk by 5 – Thelonious Monk
This oft-forgotten solo piano showcase is another reminder why Thelonious Monk was the most singular jazz musician of the era.
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Album review of Thelonious in Action, a 1958 live LP by Thelonious Monk.
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Thelonious Himself provides an intimate setting for Monk to paint some of his moodiest pictures.
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One of Thelonious Monk’s minor collaborations; one of Gerry Mulligan’s major works.
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Thelonious Monk’s greatest album.
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Monk’s Music is one the pianists most essential LPs.
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Song of the Day: “Honeysuckle Rose” by Thelonious Monk Continue reading Song of the Day: “Honeysuckle Rose”
Ironically, “The Unique Thelonious Monk” is unique in the fact that it is conventional.
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Reviews of two Thelonious Monk LPs from 1955. Continue reading Thelonious Monk continued his hot streak into 1955
A look at two albums from two all-time jazz greats. Continue reading Monk and Powell: Jazz Pianists in 1954
My picks for the best albums of 1952. Continue reading Top 10 Albums of 1952