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    Default Thelonious Sphere Monk... 100 years old

    Thelonious Sphere Monk...
    would have been 100 years old in October this year.

    Without doubt one of the most original and forward thinking musicians
    The world has ever produced.
    What are your stand out Monk moments?


    My favorite (one of many depending on the mood)
    Brilliant Corners

    "lack of passion is fatal"


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    Obviously not many Monk fans out there!
    Oh well we tried...
    "lack of passion is fatal"


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    Oh I wouldn’t say that. I have a few, and played my favourite ‘Straight, No Chaser’ for Monk’s 100th.









    Barry

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    Thelonious Monk was a genius.

    Rob.
    Powered by crossed fingers and clenched buttocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReggieB View Post
    Thelonious Monk was a genius.

    He really was. So ahead of his time and genre
    "lack of passion is fatal"


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    In my limited experience, for me it was first hearing Underground, especially when In Walked Bud came on, saying that, I'm not sure if he wrote that number though. Loved the cover too!

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    Default Monk the Original

    For me, above all, Monk was an original. Many tried to peg him as a boppist, but to me it was "Monk's Music", unlike anyone else. My favorite is "Thelonious Himself" on Riverside. I also like "Alone in San Francisco" and his solo Vogue and Black Lion (listen to "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "Something in Blue"). I am partial to his essence distilled down in solo format.

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    Barry

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