I was playing Bolivar Blues (of Thelonious Monk) along an Aebersold or Davis cd , seen by my daughter with the handy camera. Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire (including his classic works "'Round Midnight" and "Blue Monk… Thelonious Monk and Baroness Nica de Koenigswarter get into her Bentley outside the Five Spot cafe, New York, 1964. At 17, Monk toured with an evangelist, playing the church organ, and in his late teens he began to find work playing jazz. Monk's unique piano style and his talent as a composer made >him a leader in the development of modern jazz. He was at th… Teaches self to read music Thelonious Sphere Monk was born on October 10, 1917, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. ‘Round Midnight. "[27], According to Bebop: The Music and Its Players author Thomas Owens, "Monk's usual piano touch was harsh and percussive, even in ballads. Indeed, with Monk's consent, Riverside had managed to buy out his previous Prestige contract for a mere $108.24. And everywhere in The Night 2002-06-28 04:00:00 PDT New York-- Nellie Monk, who as the wife of the jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk was the prime supporter and muse of a … Monk started playing the piano at the age of six. With Prestige, he cut several highly significant, but at the time under-recognized, albums, including collaborations with the saxophonist Sonny Rollins and the drummers Art Blakey and Max Roach. [...] He hit the keys with fingers held flat rather than in a natural curve, and held his free fingers high above the keys. [6] According to biographer Kelley, the 1964 Time appearance came because "Barry Farrell, who wrote the cover story, wanted to write about a jazz musician and almost by default Monk was chosen, because they thought Ray Charles and Miles Davis were too controversial. 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The guy has two left hands.' This is the last Monk album featuring the Thelonious Monk … Thelonious Monk was born on October 10, 1917 in North Carolina to Thelonious and Barbara Monk. In August 1951, New York City police searched a parked car occupied by Monk and his friend Bud Powell. [12] Monk is believed to be the pianist featured on recordings Jerry Newman made around 1941 at the club. It also did not list his middle name, taken from his maternal grandfather, Sphere Batts. Nothing. After the departure of Ore and Dunlop, the remainder of the rhythm section in Monk's quartet during the bulk of his Columbia period was Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums, both of whom joined in 1964. Monk. I began to hear how important the swing rhythm was to Thelonious Monk’s music. Advertisement. [30] A further characteristic of his work as an accompanist was his tendency to stop playing, leaving a soloist with just bass and drums for support. [5], Monk was renowned for a distinct look which included suits, hats, and sunglasses. Another doctor maintains that Monk was misdiagnosed and prescribed drugs during his hospital stay that may have caused brain damage.[24]. Africa Speaks, America Answers originated several years ago as the Nathan I. Huggins Lectures sponsored by the W. E. B. In 1954, Monk participated in a Christmas Eve session, which produced most of the albums Bags' Groove and Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants by Davis. [1] The album's dedicatee (1953–84) died from cancer and was the daughter of the jazz pianist Thelonious Monk. The following tribute albums to Monk have been released: In 1993, he was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In August 1951, New York City police searched a parked car occupied by Monk and his friend Bud Powell. The Women Who Made Thelonious Monk : A Blog Supreme Robin D.G. He had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "'Round Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Straight, No Chaser", "Ruby, My Dear", "In Walked Bud", and "Well, You Needn't". Without this, Monk was nominally unable to play in any New York venue where liquor was served. No reports or diagnoses were ever publicized, but Monk would often become excited for two or three days, then pace for days after that, after which he would withdraw and stop speaking. ... who is a jazz drummer. From an early age, Monk had a strong interest in music. 'This man's a genius, you don't know anything. All compositions by Ran Blake except where noted. In 1922, the family moved to the Phipps Houses, 243 West 63rd Street, in Manhattan, New York City; the neighborhood was known as San Juan Hill because of the many African-American veterans of the Spanish–American War who lived there (urban renewal displaced the long-time residents of the community, who saw their neighborhood replaced by the Amsterdam Housing Projects and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, though the Phipps Houses remained). Oct 11, 2017 - Explore Robert Asherbraner's board "Thee Thelonious Monk" on Pinterest. In his autobiography, Miles, Davis claimed that the alleged anger and tension between them did not take place and that the claims of blows being exchanged were "rumors" and a "misunderstanding". After extended negotiations, Monk signed in 1962 with Columbia Records, one of the big four American record labels of the day. Dec 1, 1967. Recognized as one of the most inventive pianists of any musical genre, Monk achieved a startlingly original sound that even his most devoted followers have been unable to successfully imitate. From then on, Gordon preached his genius to the jazz world with unrelenting passion. As a result, one of PM's best writers visited Monk to do a feature on him, but Monk wouldn't speak to the reporter unless Gordon was in the room with him. Doctors recommended electroconvulsive therapy as a treatment option for Monk's illness, but his family would not allow it; antipsychotics and lithium were prescribed instead. Thelonious Monk was an important member of the jazz revolution that took place in the early 1940s. He wrote playful songs for his children, “Little Rootie Tootie” for his son, and “Boo Boo’s Birthday” and “Green Chimneys” for his daughter. In February 1948, she wrote to Ralph Ingersoll, the editor of the newspaper PM, and described Monk as "a genius living here in the heart of New York, whom nobody knows". Shortly after meeting Gordon and Lion, Monk made his first recordings as a leader for Blue Note (later anthologized on Genius of Modern Music, Vol. His mother also taught him to play some hymns, and he would sometimes accompany her singing at church. Nellie Monk was born on December 27, 1921 in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA as Nellie Smith. A brother, Thomas, was born a couple of years later. On Brilliant Corners, recorded in late 1956, Monk mainly performed his own music. His compositions constitute the core of jazz repertory and are performed by artists from many different genres. After intermittent recording sessions for Blue Note from 1947 to 1952, Monk was under contract to Prestige Records for the following two years. I'll never forget one particular owner, I can still see him and his store on Seventh Avenue and 125th Street. I mean literally maybe two words. He didn't say 'Good morning,' 'Goodnight,' 'What time?' Short Life of Barbara Monk is an album by the American jazz pianist Ran Blake featuring saxophonist Ricky Ford recorded in 1986 and released on the Italian Soul Note label. Thelonious Sphere Monk was born two years after his sister Marion on October 10, 1917, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and was the son of Thelonious and Barbara Monk. As his health declined, Monk's last six years were spent as a guest in the Weehawken, New Jersey, home of his long-standing patron and friend, Pannonica de Koenigswarter, who nursed Monk during his final illness. He was very devoted to spending his free time with his wife, Nellie, and their two children, Thelonious, Jr., and Barbara. [3], The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars stating "Tenor saxophonist Ricky Ford works surprisingly well with Blake, whose phrasing and use of space are unusual, while his interpretations are sometimes based on the feeling he gets from song titles rather than the chord changes... Another intriguing Ran Blake set".[4]. A daughter, Barbara Monk, was born in 1953. He died of a stroke on February 17, 1982, and was buried in Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York. She was married to Thelonious Monk. He willingly recorded two albums of jazz standards as a means of increasing his profile: Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington (1955) and The Unique Thelonious Monk (1956). Certainly the Grammy-winning cover art -- which depicts Monk as a World War II French revolutionary toting an automatic weapon -- gave the establishment more than the brilliant swinging sounds in the grooves to consider. [4], Monk's compositions and improvisations feature dissonances and angular melodic twists and are consistent with his unorthodox approach to the piano, which combined a highly percussive attack with abrupt, dramatic use of switched key releases, silences, and hesitations. [6] Much of Monk's style (in the Harlem stride tradition) was developed during his time at Minton's, when he participated in after-hours cutting contests, which featured many leading jazz soloists of the time. Thelonious Monk was born October 10, 1917, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, but moved at age four, with his family, to New York City. Certainly the Grammy-winning cover art -- which depicts Monk as a World War II French revolutionary toting an automatic weapon -- gave the establishment more than the brilliant swinging sounds in the grooves to consider. '"[13], Due to Monk's reticence, Gordon became his mouthpiece to the public. The family moved to Manhattan, New York City, when Monk was only 4 years old - he lived there for almost 50 years of his life. When a small amount of marijuana was discovered, she took the rap for her friend and even served a few nights in jail."[15]. Monk famously said, "The piano ain't got no wrong notes. 1953, d. 1984) High School: Stuyvesant High School, New York City, NY (dropout) Conservatory: Juilliard School of Music American Federation of Musicians Local 802 (Mar-1939) Thelonious Sphere Monk[2] (/θəˈloʊniəs/, October 10, 1917[3] – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer. Underground is an album by Thelonious Monk.It features Monk on piano, Larry Gales on bass, Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, and Ben Riley on drums. Cover: Rokia Traoré, ‹Offbeat Series 2016/2017› u S. 36. Columbia's resources allowed Monk to be promoted more heavily than earlier in his career. ... [Monk] wasn't so political. In addition to hosting an annual International Jazz Competition since 1987, the institute also helped, through its partnership with UNESCO, designate April 30, 2012, as the first annual International Jazz Day. "In Walked Bud", based in part on the Irving Berlin standard "Blue Skies", was composed by Monk in honor of his friend and fellow pianist Bud Powell.Many biographies have cited "In Walked Bud" as Monk's gratitude for Powell's actions in his defense during a police raid of the Savoy Ballroom in 1945. 'You just wait,' I'd say. Criss-Cross -- Thelonious Monk's second album for Columbia Records -- features some of the finest work that Monk ever did in the studio with his '60s trio and quartet. Hawkins was one of the earliest established jazz musicians to promote Monk, and the pianist later returned the favor by inviting Hawkins to join him on a 1957 session with John Coltrane. Daughter, Barbara, known as Boo Boo, died in 1984. In the film, Monk's son says that his father sometimes did not recognize him, and he reports that Monk was hospitalized on several occasions owing to an unspecified mental illness that worsened in the late 1960s. They found narcotics in the car, presumed to have belonged to Powell. When he was 4, his family relocated to Manhattan, in New YorkCity, where he lived for nearly 50 years. The complex title track, which featured Rollins, was so difficult to play that the final version had to be edited together from multiple takes. He started to learn how to play piano by watching his sister practice. In 1922, the family moved to the Phipps Houses, 243 West 63rd Street, in Manhattan, New York City; the neighborhood was … By the time of his signing to Riverside, Monk was highly regarded by his peers and by some critics, but his records remained poor sellers and his music was still regarded as too "difficult" for more mainstream acceptance. Today Thelonious Monk is widely accepted as a genuine master of American music. Kennedy. Children: son Thelonious Monk Jr. and daughter Barbara Monk. 'He can't play lady, what are you doing up here? Along with Rouse, they remained with Monk for over four years, his longest-serving band. Down Beat 01-2016 - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. A restaurant in Cambridge, MA named Thelonious Monkfish was opened, serving fresh fish and Asian fusion cuisine, and featuring live jazz performances. Despite Silberstein’s deep, solid founda- tion in jazz—he was a Thelonious Monk Competition finalist in 2005—he made a. conscious effort to stretch into other musical territories on his new release: “On this album, I was able to bring together all my different. The name was later changed to The Mad Monkfish. Agenda-Partner des Monats Mary Lou Williams, who mentored Monk and his contemporaries, spoke of Monk's rich inventiveness in this period, and how such invention was vital for musicians, since at the time it was common for fellow musicians to incorporate overheard musical ideas into their own works without giving due credit. Monk's unique piano style and his talent as a composer made him a leader in the development of modern jazz. [6] In the early to mid-1940s, he was the house pianist at Minton's Playhouse, a Manhattan nightclub. THELONIOUS AND COLTRANE RE-DISCOVERED: New recordings uncovered. [28] He also had extended improvisations that featured parallel sixths (he also used these in the themes of some of his compositions). The announcement came as the organization revealed this year's additions to its Na … This interest eventually led him to pursue a degree in Theoretical Music at the Julliard School of Music. 2, Brilliant Corners: The Music of Thelonious Monk, Green Chimneys: The Music of Thelonious Monk, Standard Time, Vol. Why, they even stole his idea of the beret and bop glasses."[12]. February is Black History Month, which makes it a fine time to sit down and pour through Robin Kelley's weighty new biography, "Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of An American Original." It also did not list his middle name, taken from his maternal grandfather, Sphere Batts. [30] Monk had a particular proclivity for the key of B flat. Monk married Nellie Smith the same year, and on December 27, 1949 the couple had a son, T. S. Monk (called Toot), who became a jazz drummer. He often attacked the keyboard anew for each note, rather than striving for any semblance of legato. Monk's Dream became the best-selling LP of his lifetime,[19] and on February 28, 1964, he appeared on the cover of Time magazine, being featured in the article "The Loneliest Monk". On October 15, 1958, en route to a week-long engagement for the quartet at the Comedy Club in Baltimore, Maryland, Monk and de Koenigswarter were detained by police in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1922, the family moved to 243 West 63rd Street, in Manhattan. They found narcotics in the car, presumed to have belonged to Powell. Its mission is to offer public school-based jazz education programs for young people around the globe, helping students develop imaginative thinking, creativity, curiosity, a positive self-image, and a respect for their own and others' cultural heritage. I]t was his love song for Nellie," said the author of the "definitive Monk biography,"[6] Robin Kelley.[16]. When we started looking for a version to include we found eighteen without really trying. Monk is the second-most-recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington. Monk was basically a private man. Working with producer Teo Macero on his debut for Columbia,[18] the sessions in the first week of November had a lineup that had been with him for two years: tenor saxophonist Rouse (who worked with Monk from 1959 to 1970), bassist John Ore, and drummer Frankie Dunlop. "So, the boppers worked out a music that was hard to steal. An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. Just about any discussion of Thelonious Monk, Composer begins and ends with “‘Round Midnight,” and so does our playlist. thelonious-monk-pdf 5/18 Downloaded from dev.charlierose.com on January 8, 2021 by guest dog has attacked his protagonist's young daughter. Thelonious Monk was born on October 10, 1917 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Thelonious Sphere Monk October 10, 1917-February 17, 1982 With the arrival Thelonious Sphere Monk, modern music—let alone modern culture--simply hasn’t been the same. She was a close friend for the rest of Monk's life: she "served as a surrogate wife right alongside Monk's equally devoted actual wife, Nellie"[15] and "paid Monk's bills, dragged him to an endless array of doctors, put him and his family up in her own home and, when necessary, helped Nellie institutionalize him. In September of the same year, Lorraine approached Max Gordon, the owner and founder of the Village Vanguard jazz club, and secured Monk his first gig there. Monk was born 10th October 1917 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, the son of Thelonious and Barbara Monk, two years after his sister Marian. This release has long been considered Thelonious Monk's acknowledgement to the flourishing youth-oriented subculture from whence the collection takes its name. The Five Spot residency ended Christmas 1957; Coltrane left to rejoin Davis's group, and the band was effectively disbanded. WHAT IS THELONIOUS MONK’S LEGACY? His poorly written birth certificate misspelled his first name as "Thelious" or "Thelius". His musical vision was both ahead of its time and deeply In 1947, Ike Quebec introduced Monk to Lorraine Gordon and her first husband, Alfred Lion, the founder of Blue Note Records. [28] He also had good finger independence, allowing him to play a melodic line and a trill simultaneously in his right hand. In her autobiography, Gordon spoke of the utter lack of interest in Monk's recordings, which translated to poor sales. Monk's style at this time was later described as "hard-swinging," with the addition of runs in the style of Art Tatum. The album, however, was largely regarded as the first commercial success for Monk. "Art Blakey: Bu's Delights and Laments," by John B Litweiler in Downbeat magazine, March 25, 1976. assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Light Blue: Arthur Blythe Plays Thelonious Monk, Monk Suite: Kronos Quartet Plays Music of Thelonious Monk, Thelonious Sphere Monk: Dreaming of the Masters Series Vol. Biography of Thelonious Monk (excerpt) Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was a jazz pianist and composer. His poorly written birth certificate misspelled his first name as "Thelious"[9] or "Thelius". Monk started playing the piano at the age of six, taking lessons from a neighbor, Alberta Simmons, whose own performing career was cut short by raising children and who taught him stride playing in the style of Fats Waller, James P. Johnson and Eubie Blake. "[21] A different side of Monk is revealed in Lewis Porter's biography, John Coltrane: His Life and Music; Coltrane states: "Monk is exactly the opposite of Miles [Davis]: he talks about music all the time, and he wants so much for you to understand that if, by chance, you ask him something, he'll spend hours if necessary to explain it to you. This page was last edited on 4 January 2021, at 02:50. Po. I'll say this for the 'leeches,' though: they tried. Although this severely restricted his ability to perform for several years, a coterie of musicians led by Randy Weston introduced Monk to Black-owned bars and clubs in Brooklyn that flouted the law, enabling the pianist to play little-advertised, one-night engagements throughout the borough with a modicum of regularity. In addition to his wife, Monk leaves a son, Thelonious Jr., who is a drummer, and a daughter, “Boo-Boo.” a singer. When Monk refused to answer the policemen's questions or cooperate with them, they beat him with a blackjack. [2], The Penguin Guide to Jazz selected this album as part of its suggested Core Collection. 2. Bassist McKibbon, who had known Monk for over twenty years and played on his final tour in 1971, later said: "On that tour, Monk said about two words. And even our own guys, I'm afraid, did not give Monk the credit he had coming. An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. See more ideas about thelonious monk, monk, jazz musicians. 1), which showcased his talents as a composer of original melodies for improvisation. I've seen them in Minton's busily writing on their shirt cuffs or scribbling on the tablecloth. During The Library of Congress has announced the discovery of a previously un-known recording by the two jazzlegends. [12] Monk did not play the piano during this time, even though one was present in his room, and he spoke to few visitors. Thelonious Sphere Monk (/ ... A daughter, Barbara (affectionately known as Boo-Boo), was born in 1953 and died of cancer in 1984. The album's dedicatee (1953–84) died from cancer and was the daughter of the jazz pianist Thelonious Monk. Avery’s studies of Monk began long ago: “When I was 15 years old, I used to listen to Monk’s album, Monk’s Dream, with the volume on 10 on my dad’s huge speakers. Thelonious Monk With the arrival Thelonious Sphere Monk, modern music—let alone modern culture--simply hasn’t been the same. Trio Thelonious Monk Trio (Prestige, 1954), here in a Rudy Van Gelder remaster edition, is the early Monk and also amongst the most eternal of his albums. But by the Columbia years his compositional output was limited, and only his final Columbia studio record, Underground, featured a substantial number of new tunes, including his only 34 time piece, "Ugly Beauty". [6], Monk is one of five jazz musicians to have been featured on the cover of Time magazine (the others being Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington and Wynton Marsalis). Often seemingly unintentional seconds embellish his melodic lines, giving the effect of someone playing while wearing work gloves. Monk's relationship with Riverside had soured over disagreements concerning royalty payments and had concluded with a brace of European live albums; he had not recorded a studio album since 5 by Monk by 5 in June 1959. [29] His solos also feature space and long notes. In her autobiography, Gordon spoke of the utter lack of interest in Monk's recordings, which translated to poor sales. He attended Stuyvesant High School, a public school for gifted students, but did not graduate.[11]. When Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. graciously invited me to deliver the lectures in the spring of 2003, I was hard at work on a biography of the jazz pianist and com- poser Thelonious Monk. Monk was showcased at the club for a week, but not a single person came.[13]. [24][25] Other theories abound: Leslie Gourse, author of the book Straight, No Chaser: The Life and Genius of Thelonious Monk (1997), reported that at least one of Monk's psychiatrists failed to find evidence of manic depression (bipolar disorder) or schizophrenia. Thelonious Monk >Along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie [1], Thelonious Monk >(1917-1982) was a vital member of the jazz revolution which took place in >the early 1940s. Kelley's new, definitive biography of Thelonious Monk takes pains to acknowledge the support of … His last studio recordings as a leader were made in November 1971 for the English Black Lion label, near the end of a worldwide tour with the Giants of Jazz, a group which included Gillespie, Kai Winding, Sonny Stitt, Al McKibbon, and Art Blakey. They head a jazz-rock group called T.S. Thelonious Monk - Boo Boo's Birhtday. [7][8], Thelonious Sphere Monk was born two years after his sister Marion on October 10, 1917, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and was the son of Thelonious and Barbara Monk. He was also noted for an idiosyncratic habit during performances: while other musicians continued playing, Monk would stop, stand up, and dance for a few moments before returning to the piano. Little of this group's music was documented owing to contractual problems: Coltrane was signed to Prestige at the time, but Monk refused to return to his former label. This release has long been considered Thelonious Monk's acknowledgement to the flourishing youth-oriented subculture from whence the collection takes its name. Thelonious Monk wrote the ballad "Crepuscule With Nellie" for her, while she was undergoing surgery for a thyroid disorder. [30] Unusually for a bebop-based pianist, as an accompanist and on solo performances he often employed a left-hand stride pattern. After having his cabaret card restored, Monk relaunched his New York career with a landmark six-month residency at the Five Spot Cafe in the East Village neighborhood of New York beginning in June 1957,[6] leading a quartet with John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Shadow Wilson on drums. "I went to Harlem and those record stores didn't want Monk or me. Recognized as one of the most inventive pianists of any musical genre, Monk achieved a startlingly original sound that even his most devoted follower Backstage, Mary Lou Williams introduced him to Baroness Pannonica "Nica" de Koenigswarter, a member of the Rothschild family and a patroness of several New York City jazz musicians. A daughter, Barbara (affectionately known as Boo-Boo), was born on September 5, 1953 and died of cancer in 1984. On the 10th of October 1917, Thelonious Monk was born in North Carolina as the son of Barbra and Thelonious Monk. Why, I don't know. [20] The cover article was originally supposed to run in November 1963, but it was postponed due to the assassination of President John F. Son: Thelonious Monk Jr. (T. S. Monk, musician, b. ...[O]f course, I challenge that [in the biography]," Kelley wrote.[16]. It is Monk's concerto, if you will, and in some ways it speaks for itself. Although the police were authorized to search the vehicle and found narcotics in suitcases held in the trunk of the Baroness's car, Judge Christie of the Delaware Superior Court ruled that the unlawful detention of the pair, and the beating of Monk, rendered the consent to the search void as given under duress.[17]. Monk refused to testify against his friend, so the police confiscated his New York City Cabaret Card. ProgrammZeitung CHF 8.40 | EUR 8.00. [28], Monk often used parts of whole tone scales, played either ascending or descending, and covering several octaves. Short Life of Barbara Monk is an album by the American jazz pianist Ran Blake featuring saxophonist Ricky Ford recorded in 1986 and released on the Italian Soul Note label. With the arrival Thelonious Sphere Monk, modern music— let alone modern culture—simply hasn’t been the same. "[28] In contrast with this unorthodox approach to playing, he could play runs and arpeggios with great speed and accuracy. [...] Sometimes he hit a single key with more than one finger, and divided single-line melodies between the two hands. As well as performing at concerts, he recorded a solo piano session for French radio (later issued as an album by Disques Vogue). An amateur fan recording from the Five Spot (a later September 1958 reunion with Coltrane sitting in for Johnny Griffin) was issued on Blue Note in 1993; and a pristine quality recording of the quartet performing at a Carnegie Hall concert on November 29 was recorded in high fidelity by Voice of America engineers, rediscovered in the collection of the Library of Congress in 2005 and released by Blue Note. Wife of the jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. Monk had disappeared from the scene by the mid-1970s and made only a small number of appearances during the final decade of his life. Certainly the Grammy-winning cover art -- which depicts Monk as a World War II French revolutionary toting an automatic weapon -- gave the establishment more than the brilliant swinging sounds in the grooves to consider. Thelonious Sphere Monk (/ θ ... A daughter, Barbara (affectionately known as Boo-Boo), was born on September 5, 1953 and died of cancer in 1984. "[22] Blakey reports that Monk was excellent at both chess and checkers. A brother, Thomas, was born in January 1920. When he was just four, his parents, Barbara and Thelonious, Sr., moved to … The guitar is a 1946 gibson ES 300. One studio session by the quartet was made for Riverside, three tunes which were not released until 1961 by the subsidiary label Jazzland along with outtakes from a larger group recording with Coltrane and Hawkins, those results appearing in 1957 as the album Monk's Music. , at 02:50 member of the jazz revolution that took place in the car, to... 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