Thelonious Monk Tribute

Friday, November 16, 2007

Thelonious Monk was a genius if ever there was one.  His music grows on you, to say the least.  In my experience, it started as a curiosity and has come to define the very meaning of musical good taste and artistic excellence.  The following 2 clips aired on National Public Radio on Oct 10. 2007 – the 90th anniversary of the birth of this American genius.

Clip 1 : 8m 18s
Clip 2 : 26m 12s

One Response to “Thelonious Monk Tribute”

  1. Peter Ricci Says:

    Dear MMM,

    Nice entry on Monk! My name is Peter Ricci, and I am a college and writer who is currently contributing to an upstart online magazine called ‘Too Shy to Stop,’ which focuses on culture and the arts.

    I came across your site, as it would turn out, while conducting research for an essay on Thelonious Monk. I specifically look at the history and characteristics behind Monk, and argue that he personified all of the grandest traditions of jazz as an American art form.

    So, check it out here ( and leave a comment! I think you’ll enjoy it, and I always love to read input from readers.


    Peter Ricci

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