MEZZO: Monk’s Revolutionary Improvisation
8:30 pm: Documentary on Thelonious Monk
9:35 pm: Excerpts from Thelonious Monk Concerts
In the history of jazz, there is a before and an after Thelonious Monk. Rhythmically, harmonically and melodically, the American pianist revolutionized jazz improvisation. Enjoy a fascinating documentary on this legendary figure, who played with Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis, to name just a few, and see excerpts from a series of 1966 concerts in Norway, where Monk dazzles with a true dream team of musicians: percussionist Ben Riley, bassist Larry Gales, and saxophonist Charlie Rouse.