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Thelonious Monk

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Born: Oct 10, 1917 in Rocky Mount, NC
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Died: Feb 17, 1982 in Weehawken, NJ
Genre: Jazz
Biography: The most important jazz musicians are the ones who are successful in creating their own original world of music with its own rules, logic, and surprises. 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 ...Read full biography
Brilliant Corners
Released: 1957
Label: Riverside Records
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Although Brilliant Corners is Thelonious Monk's third disc for Riverside, it's the first on the label to weigh in with such heavy original material. Enthusiasts who become jaded to the idiosyncratic nature ...Read full review
Monk'S Dream
Released: 1962
Label: COLUMBIA
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Monk's Dream is the Columbia Records debut release featuring the Thelonious Monk Quartet: Monk (piano), Charlie Rouse (tenor sax), John Ore (bass), and Frankie Dunlop (drums). Jazz scholars and enthusiasts ...Read full review
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