November 25, 2008 Seth Perkins

Heroes : Thelonious Monk

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.




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