All About Jazz - New York # 90 / Outubro 2009
Neste número: Thelonious Monk, Bobby Bradford, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Incus Records, Spike Hill, calendário de concertos, crítica de discos, etc.
When talking about the impact of Thelonious Monk, where does one begin? Is it his inimitable style and approach to the piano, one still being dissected today worldwide? Is it his body of compositional work, music absolutely essential to the repertoire of both the most straightahead and avant garde groups? Or perhaps his persona, defining the introspective and cerebral jazz player, is a good starting point. Certainly his massive discography, Picasso-like in its divisions, on labels like Blue Note, Riverside and Columbia, is required listening for all jazz fans and practitioners. Born 92 years ago this month and dying in 1982 in isolation and without a recording in over a decade, Monk represents the highs and lows of this music.