Thelonious Monk

Vero nome:
Thelonious Sphere Monk
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American jazz pianist and composer.

Born: 10 October 1917 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA.
Died: 17 February 1982 in Weehawken, New Jersey, USA (aged 64).

One of the most influential pianists of the twentieth century, Thelonious Monk had a idiosyncratic improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire. He is often regarded as one of the founders of bebop. Monk's prolific compositions and improvisations are full of dissonant harmonies and angular melodic twists. His unorthodox approach to the piano combines a highly percussive attack with abrupt, use of silence and dramatic pauses. He was also known for a distinct fashion sense in his suits, hats and trademark sunglasses. Monk was an unconventional stage presence, known for getting up from his piano to dance (sometimes in a counter-clockwise motion which drew comparisons to ring-shout and Muslim Sufi whirling) while his band members were still playing. Monk is one of only five jazz musicians to date to be featured on the cover of Time magazine, which puts him in a select company with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Wynton Marsalis, and Dave Brubeck.

Father of Thelonious Monk Jr. and Boo Boo Monk.
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PRLP 189 Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Monk Plays artwork dell'album Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk Plays Prestige PRLP 189 US 1954 Vendi questa versione
M. 33.342 Thelonious Monk - Piano Solo artwork dell'album Theolonious Monk* Piano Solo (Album, Comp) Swing (3) M. 33.342 France 1954 Vendi questa versione
PrLP 190 Thelonious Monk - Sonny Rollins And Thelonious Monk artwork dell'album Sonny Rollins And Thelonious Monk Sonny Rollins And Thelonious Monk - Sonny Rollins And Thelonious Monk (Album) Prestige PrLP 190 US 1955 Vendi questa versione
LP 7053 Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Monk artwork dell'album Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk (Comp, Album) Prestige LP 7053 US 1956 Vendi questa versione
LTZ-U15019 Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Monk Plays The Music Of Duke Ellington artwork dell'album Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk Plays The Music Of Duke Ellington (Album) Riverside Records LTZ-U15019 UK 1956 Vendi questa versione
RLP 12-209 Thelonious Monk - The Unique Thelonious Monk artwork dell'album Thelonious Monk The Unique Thelonious Monk (Album) Riverside Records RLP 12-209 US 1956 Vendi questa versione
RLP 12-247 Thelonious Monk - Mulligan Meets Monk artwork dell'album Thelonious Monk And Gerry Mulligan Thelonious Monk And Gerry Mulligan - Mulligan Meets Monk (Album) Riverside Records RLP 12-247 US 1957 Vendi questa versione
RLP 12-226 Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners artwork dell'album Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners (Album) Riverside Records RLP 12-226 US 1957 Vendi questa versione
RLP 12-235 Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Himself artwork dell'album Thelonious Monk Thelonious Himself (Album) Riverside Records RLP 12-235 US 1957 Vendi questa versione
RLP 12-271 Thelonious Monk - In Orbit artwork dell'album Clark Terry With Thelonious Monk Clark Terry With Thelonious Monk - In Orbit (Album) Riverside Records RLP 12-271 US 1958 Vendi questa versione
1278 Thelonious Monk - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk artwork dell'album Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers* With Thelonious Monk Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers* With Thelonious Monk - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (Album) Atlantic 1278 South Africa 1958 Vendi questa versione
12-262 Thelonious Monk - Way Out! artwork dell'album Thelonious Monk Way Out! (Album) Riverside Records 12-262 UK 1959 Vendi questa versione
RLP 12-312 Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Alone In San Francisco artwork dell'album Thelonious Monk Thelonious Alone In San Francisco (Album) Riverside Records RLP 12-312 US 1959 Vendi questa versione
3606 Thelonious Monk - Bird, Dizzy, Monk: Une Rencontre Historique artwork dell'album Charlie Parker - Dizzy Gillespie - Thelonious Monk Charlie Parker - Dizzy Gillespie - Thelonious Monk - Bird, Dizzy, Monk: Une Rencontre Historique (Album) Barclay-Verve 3606 France 1960 Vendi questa versione
R-5002, JLP-46 Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane artwork dell'album Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane - Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane (Album) Jazzland R-5002, JLP-46 Japan 1961 Vendi questa versione
CS 8765 Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream artwork dell'album Thelonious Monk Monk's Dream (Album) Columbia CS 8765 US 1963 Vendi questa versione
RS-9443 Thelonious Monk - In Italy artwork dell'album Thelonious Monk In Italy (Album) Riverside Records RS-9443 US 1963 Vendi questa versione
CP133.314 Thelonious Monk - Criss-Cross artwork dell'album Thelonious Monk Criss-Cross (Album) Columbia CP133.314 Italy 1963 Vendi questa versione
BP473081, CL2164 Thelonious Monk - Big Band And Quartet In Concert artwork dell'album Thelonious Monk Big Band And Quartet In Concert (Album) Columbia BP473081, CL2164 New Zealand 1964 Vendi questa versione
S 62391 Thelonious Monk - It's Monk's Time artwork dell'album Thelonious Monk It's Monk's Time (Album) Columbia S 62391 Netherlands 1964 Vendi questa versione
CL 2291 Thelonious Monk - Monk. artwork dell'album Monk* Monk. (Album) Columbia CL 2291 US 1965 Vendi questa versione
1233, SDBR 1233 Thelonious Monk - The Immortal Charlie Christian artwork dell'album Charley Christian*, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk* Charley Christian*, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk* - The Immortal Charlie Christian (Album, Comp) Everest, Everest 1233, SDBR 1233 US 1965 Vendi questa versione
BPG 62549, 62549, CL 2349 Thelonious Monk - Solo Monk artwork dell'album Thelonious Monk Solo Monk (Album, Comp) Columbia BPG 62549, 62549, CL 2349 UK 1965 Vendi questa versione
RS 9491 Thelonious Monk - Monk In France artwork dell'album Thelonious Monk Monk In France (Album, Comp) Riverside Records RS 9491 US 1965 Vendi questa versione
CS 9216 Thelonious Monk - Misterioso (Recorded On Tour) artwork dell'album Monk* Misterioso (Recorded On Tour) (Album) Columbia CS 9216 US 1965 Vendi questa versione