n.y. times book review

https://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/18/books/review/kleinzahler-t.html?ref=music

thelonious monk
the life and times of an american original
by robin d. g. kelley
illustrated. 588 pp. free press. $30
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monk.  my first major influence and inspiration in jazz piano.
thank you jazz+ for posting this.
nice take on monk on this modal jazz blog:  
https://www.modaljazz.com/wordpress/
monk was always in another world, now he's in another other world.
thanks for posting that clip, dr whack. i remember seeing it in the film - what was the title of it again? there are scenes with monk in the village vanguard kitchen between sets, and others with his big band on the plane to london for a concert. phil woods keeps asking questions about the music, but monk seems pretty out of it and just says nothing! seems like he must have hated movie cameras!
you know, anybody can play a composition and use far-out chords and make it sound wrong. itís making it sound right thatís not easy. (thelonious monk, 1961)
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