Monk's music : Thelonious Monk and jazz history in the making /

This study combines cultural theory, biography and musical analysis to shed light on Theolonius Monk's music and on the jazz canon itself, Solis showing how Monk's work emerged from the jazz world's fringes to find a central place in its history.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Solis, Gabriel, 1972-
Format: eBook
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2008.
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Table of Contents:
  • Monk and his music. A biographical sketch ; Hearing Monk : history, memory, and the making of a jazz giant
  • Monk, memory, and the moment of performance. The question of voice ; Three pianists and the Monk legacy : Fred Hersch, Danilo Perez, and Jessica Williams
  • Inside and outside : Monk's legacy, neoconservatism, and the avant-garde. Defining a genre : Monk and the struggle to authenticate jazz at the end of the twentieth century ; "Classicism" and performance ; Monk and avant-garde positions ; Loving care : Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, and Randy Weston.