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Thelonious and The Office

On Sunday, I did two things that have led into a spiral towards a cross-eyed vision and a headache. First, I decided to continue my efforts to revisit and revive music in my iTunes library that I often neglect. This … Continue reading

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Thelonious

Thelonious Monk. He was a very strange, eccentric, and cool character — completely unique in every sense. Sometimes you just have to watch to fully enjoying listening.

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Thelonious Monk on YouTube

Here are some excellent videos of Thelonious in action . . .

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Thelonious Monk, trouble-shooting the silence

Ever since listening to the Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at the Port of Ibiza, I have wanted to write something about Monk. But, everytime I listen to him I find it harder to describe what it is that … Continue reading

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Time for the Piano Trio

Here in Spain everyone celebrates the Christmas Season all the way up until the Epiphany on January 6th. Nevertheless, instead of letting Christmas drag on, I strictly follow the day-after-Thanksgiving to December 25th schedule. So while I will keep the … Continue reading

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A Little Monk Coincidence

This morning before leaving the house, instead of uploading podcasts onto my Ipod Shuffle for the daily metro commute, I opted for two Jazz albums dedicated to Thelonious Monk compositions that I had acquired earlier this year: Reflections: Steve Lacy Plays Thelonious Monk recorded … Continue reading

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Adding to the List

I have recently finished reading The Sultan’s Shadow: One Family’s Rule at the Crossroads of East and West by Christiane Bird and Geoff Dyer’s ode to Jazz, But Beautiful. The Sultan’s Shadow was slow at the beginning, often with great … Continue reading

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New Acquisitions

Here are some recent additions to my Jazz library: Thelonious Monk: Thelonious in Action: Recorded Live at the Five Spot Café Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan: Two Minds The Gigi Gryce and Donald Bird Jazz Laboratory and the Cecil Taylor … Continue reading

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Fact and Fiction

During the first half of 2009, I was very lucky with my choice of books. Then during the second, for a number of reasons, I had less time to dedicate to reading. After finishing Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections over New … Continue reading

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Round Midnight

As mentioned, since reading Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of An American Original, my interest in Monk’s music has been rekindled, and I am listening to little else these days. But, in particular, I have become completely addicted to … Continue reading

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