Thelonious Monk, the ‘unorthodox’ pianist, passes away in New Jersey (1982)

This day ( February 17, 1982), in Englewood, New Jersey, died Thelonious Sphere Monk, an American jazz pianist and composer.

DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

Just A Gigolo (1963) . Straight No Chaser (1965) . Blue Monk (1966) . Round Midnight (1963) . Rhythm A Ning . Criss Cross (1963) . w/ Frankie Dunlop Charlie Rouse – I Mean You . Blues For Duke – Berliner Jazztage (1969) .

TOP 10

Thelonious Monk Top 10 :

‘Round Midnight . Blue Monk . Ruby, My Dear . Bemsha Swing . In Walked Bud . Pannonica . Straight, No Chaser . Epistrophy . Brilliant Corners . April In Paris .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Recorded on December 24, 1954 and October 26, 1956, Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants is an album by Miles Davis with Thelonious Monk and Milt Jackson. >>

Recorded on December 14 and 21, 1967 and February 14, 1968, Underground is an album by Thelonious Monk. >>

Recorded on October 31 and November 1, 1964, Live at the It Club is a live album by Thelonious Monk. >>

Recorded on October 21 and 22, 1959, Thelonious Alone in San Francisco is Thelonious Monk‘s second solo album. >>

Recorded on August 7, 1958 at Five Spot Café, New York City, Misterioso is a live album by the Thelonious Monk Quartet featuring Roy Haynes, Ahmed Abdul-Malik and Johnny Griffin. >>

Milt Jackson‘s Wizard of the Vibes is an album recorded on July 2, 1948 with the Thelonious Monk Quintet and on April 7, 1952 with the Modern Jazz Quartet plus Lou Donaldson. >>

Thelonious Monk‘s Monks Music is an album recorded on June 26, 1957 by a septet featuring Coleman Hawkins, Art Blakey and John Coltrane. >>

Monk by Thelonious Monk is an album recorded on November 13, 1953 and May 11, 1954 with two different quintets. >>

Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2 by Sonny Rollins is an album recorded on April 14, 1957 and featuring Thelonious Monk and Horace Silver, both on the Monk composition Misterioso. >>

Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane by Monk and Coltrane playing together is an album recorded on April 12, June 26 and July 1957. >>

Recorded on February 28, 1959, The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall is an album by Thelonious Monk. >>

Recorded live at Lincoln Center, New York City on December 30, 1963, Big Band and Quartet in Concert is the fifth album by Thelonious Monk. >>

Recorded on October 15 and December 18, 1952; September 22, 1954, Thelonious Monk Trio is the first studio album by Thelonious Monk. >>

Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington is an album by Monk playing well-known songs by Ellington, recorded July 21 and 27, 1955. >>

Recorded on November 6, 1962 and March 29, 1963, Criss-Cross is the twenty sixth album by Thelonious Monk. >>

Bird & Diz by Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie is a studio album recorded (primarily) on June 6, 1950 with Thelonious Monk and Buddy Rich. >>

Recorded on November 13, 1953, September 22 and October 25, 1954, Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins is an album recorded during three sessions over twelve months with different personnel. >>

Recorded on October 31, 1964 and March 2, 1965, Solo Monk is an album by Thelonious Monk. >>

Recorded on October 9, 15, and December 7, 1956, Brilliant Corners is a studio album by Thelonious Monk. >>

Thelonious Monk at the Blackhawk is an album recorded on April 29, 1960. >>

Recorded on March 17 and April 3, 1956, The Unique Thelonious Monk is an album (made up of standards) by Thelonious Monk. >>

Recorded between October 31 and November 6, 1962, Monk’s Dream is an album by Thelonious Monk. >>

Recorded on August 12–13, 1957, Mulligan Meets Monk is n album by Gerry Mulligan and Thelonious Monk. >>

Thelonious Himself by Thelonious Monk is a studio album (almost all solo) recorded on April 12 and 16, 1957. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[1969] Thelonious Monk is in Paris to tape ten or more tunes for French TV show Jazz Portrait. >> 7 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1957] if you love jazz, you do not want to miss The Sound of Jazz, a special edition of the CBS television series Seven Lively Arts. It will bring together 32 musicians including Count Basie, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Jo Jones, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, etc. >> 56 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1971] The Giants of Jazz – that is Art Blakey (d), Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Al McKibbon (b), Thelonious Monk (p), Sonny Stitt (as, ts) and Kai Winding (tb) – perform at 1º Festival de Jazz de Cascais in Portugal >> 14 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1969] Thelonious Monk performs solo at the Berlin Jazz Festival in West Berlin. >> 26 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1966] the Thelonious Monk Quartet – that is Thelonious Monk (p), Charlie Rouse (ts), Larry Gales (b) and Ben Riley (d) – plays live during a Norwegian television show in Oslo. >> 33 MINUTES >>

[1971] The Giants of Jazz – that is Art Blakey (d), Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Al McKibbon (b), Thelonious Monk (p), Sonny Stitt (as, ts) and Kai Winding (tb) – share the stage at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark >> 54 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1965] the Thelonious Monk Quartet – that is Thelonious Monk (p), Charlie Rouse (ts) and Larry Gales (b) – performs at Marquee Club in London >> 33 MINUTES >>

[1966] Thelonious Monk with Charles Rouse (ts), Lawrence Gales (b) and Benjamin Riley (d) tapes a short film in Warsaw, Poland >> 26 MINUTES >>

READ

Wikipedia : This day ( February 17, 1982), in Englewood, New Jersey, died Thelonious Sphere Monk, an American jazz pianist and composer.

Official Site : His musical vision was both ahead of its time and deeply rooted in tradition, spanning the entire history of the music from the stride masters of James P. Johnson and Willie the Lion Smith to the tonal freedom and kinetics of the avant garde.

@allmusic : . Thelonious Monk, who was criticized by observers who failed to listen to his music on its own terms, suffered through a decade of neglect before he was suddenly acclaimed as a genius; his music had not changed one bit in the interim.

@last.fm : His compositions and improvisations are full of dissonant harmonies and angular melodic twists, and are impossible to separate from Monk’s unorthodox approach to the piano, which combined a highly percussive attack with abrupt, dramatic use of silences and hesitations.

@Discogs : He was also renowned for his distinctively sartorial style in suits, hats and his trademark sunglasses. He was also well known for his actions on stage during performances.

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