Thought I might start slowly assembling some content based around “heroes” of mine. I’ll start off with Thelonious Monk. It’s easy to argue this man’s place in music history. If you get a chance, and want to see an amazing documentary, Clint Eastwood was executive producer on a film called Straight, No Chaser, which collects a treasure trove of 16mm black and white footage of Monk against interviews with his friends, family, and bandmates.
This first tune, “‘Round About Midnight”, is one of my favorites. I also have the famous Miles Davis version on my YouTube “Music” playlist which you can find here.