Thelonious Monk is considered to be one of the great piano geniuses of Jazz. A man with quite a few demons, he managed to compose, play and create an undenaibly personal playing style.
At 22 he became the official piano player at Milton´s in Harlem. He would jam with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Kenny Clark and many others. Together they give birth to a new sound which would be known as BeBop.
In this concert, recorded in Denmark, we find him playing with Charlie Rouse (tenor sax), Ben Riley (drums) and Larry Gales (Base)
Until next time!
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