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At Carnegie Hall : 1957

Thelonious Monk (performer), John Coltrane (performer)
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Title
At Carnegie Hall : 1957
Performer
Thelonious Monk 1917-1982 John Coltrane 1926-1967
Publisher
Blue Note, 2005
1 cd
Playing time
01:11:21
Note
Bekroningen in de categorieën: "Bijzondere Uitgave van Historische Aard" (Edison) en "Album of the Year" (Jazz Award)
EAN
0094633517424
CDR
JE25811

About Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Sphere Monk (, October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer. 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". Monk is the second-most-recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington.

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. His style was not universally appreciated; the poet and jazz critic Philip Larkin dismissed him as "the elephant on the keyboard".

Monk was renowned for a distinct look which included suits, hats, and sunglasses. He was also noted for an idiosyncratic habit duri…Read more on Wikipedia