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And yes, I'm aware that this is a blues, but man Monk is just the most original jazzman that has ever lived, I love him.
No matter how much you listen.
Just got this book/doorstop a couple of weeks ago. This thread has inspired me to start it. Such a fascinating character in the history of jazz. And his middle name was sphere.
I finished reading that a couple of weeks ago, has triggered an enormous Monk madness in me coupled with all the others he worked with: Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Max Roach etc etc, basically I've not heard much else than 1940s, 50s and 60s jazz in the past couple of months.
Great book, enjoy the read
to the "his greatest album" part.
maybe its the angularity or summat.
Very fitting for a thread like this
if i'm not mistaken.
It's the angularity of it that's part of its greatness, and what made it so difficult to play Monk's music, and even more, with Monk. Maybe you should try dancing to Monk's music, maybe you'll feel it then.