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Thelonious Monk: The Life And Times Of An American Original
by Robin D. G. Kelley

    Publication Date: Oct 06, 2009
    List Price: $30.00
    Format: Hardcover, 608 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9780684831909
    Imprint: Free Press
    Publisher: Free Press
    Parent Company: Free Press

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    Hardcover Description:

    THELONIOUS MONK is the critically acclaimed, gripping saga of an artist’s struggle to “make it” without compromising his musical vision. It is a story that, like its subject, reflects the tidal ebbs and flows of American history in the twentieth century. To his fans, he was the ultimate hipster; to his detractors, he was temperamental, eccentric, taciturn, or childlike. His angular melodies and dissonant harmonies shook the jazz world to its foundations, ushering in the birth of “bebop” and establishing Monk as one of America’s greatest com posers. Elegantly written and rich with humor and pathos, Thelonious Monk is the definitive work on modern jazz’s most original composer.



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