Jazz Legends: Thelonious Monk Quartet Live (DVD) | Euroarts 4264928

Jazz Legends: Thelonious Monk Quartet Live (DVD)


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Label: Euroarts

Cat No: 4264928

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Jazz

Release Date: 10th May 2019



Absolutely captivating, intimate concert of this legend who elevated Jazz to an art form.

Thelonius Monk is famous for his unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including Ruby, My Dear – included in this recording.

Monk is the second-most-recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington, which is particularly remarkable as Ellington composed more than a thousand pieces, whereas Monk only wrote about 70.

Thelonius Monk is not only renowned for his compositions and improvisations which feature dissonances and angular melodic twists but also for his distinct look which included suits, hats, and sunglasses. Monk is one of only five jazz musicians to have been featured on the cover of Time magazine.

In 2006, he was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize for "a body of distinguished and innovative musical composition that has had a significant and enduring impact on the evolution of jazz".

Thelonious Monk Quartet:
- Thelonious Monk (piano)
- Charlie Rouse (tenor sax)
- John Ore (double bass)
- Frankie Dunlop (drums)

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi, Belgium 1961

1. Monk’s Dream
2. Drums Solo
3. Criss Cross
4. Rhythm-a-Ning
5. Epistrophy
6. Evidence
7. Ruby, My Dear
8. Bright Mississippi

DVD Picture: 4:3 – NTSC
DVD Sound: Mono
Languages / Subtitles: -
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time:  50 mins
Production: 1963

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