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Jazz 100 - Thelonius Monk 16 Jun 2017

Jazz 100 - Thelonius Monk image

If compositions such as “‘Round Midnight” and “Straight No Chaser” continue to nourish and enrich the jazz canon, those who have adopted Monk’s idiosyncratic, economic and percussive piano style are relatively few. He was a complete one-off who developed his own musical world from a combination of stride piano, church music and thoughtful exploration and whose significance grows with every year.

Catch Calum Gourlay: Thelonius at this year's Festival. Read more about the show here!

Watch Monk tickle the keys live!

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