Remembering Thelonious Monk !! 💙
Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 10, 1917– February 17, 1982)🎹
was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered one of the giants of American music. Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Epistrophy", "'Round Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Straight, No Chaser" and "Well, You Needn't". Monk is the second-most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington, which is particularly remarkable as Ellington composed over 1,000 songs while Monk wrote about 70.
His compositions and improvisations are full of dissonant harmonies and angular melodic twists, and are consistent with Monk's unorthodox approach to the piano, which combined a highly percussive attack with abrupt, dramatic use of silences and hesitations. This style was not universally appreciated, shown for instance in poet and jazz critic Philip Larkin's dismissal of Monk as "the elephant on the keyboard".
Visually, he was renowned for his distinctive style in suits, hats and sunglasses. He was also noted for the fact that at times, while the other musicians in the band continued playing, he would stop, stand up from the keyboard and dance for a few moments before returning to the piano.
Thelonious Monk performing at the Newport Jazz Festival in New York City. Photo by Burt Glinn, 1975. #jazzlegend#jazzpianist#jazzcomposer#jazz#bebop#swing#bigband#postbop#avantgarde#classicjazz#epic#greatness#enigma#master#zen#brillance#bandleader#fromthearchives#jazzphotography#musicblog#piano#theloniousmonk#monk#sphere#icon#virtuoso#genius#rip 🎼🎵🎶🎹🙏✌🖤
Remember as a kid when you would time your leap off of the swing perfectly at the highest point to ensure the most air time before you landed on the ground? Yesterday, I barely hopped off the swing and felt like I shattered my old ankles. 😂For now, I’ll stick to just pushing Josie and watch her jump off the swings in a couple years instead.
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The Angels have agreed to a minor-league deal with RP Ryan Butcher. #HalosToday
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Wish I didn’t have to thank a few exs for my form (back side needs WORK), and a few others for my desire to play to escape. Hair flick was completely unintentional lol #golf#womenwhogolf#topgolf#dcgolf#swing
O que falar desses meninos que fizeram "sem ensaio" um groove pesado desses?!! Que vocês arrasaram muito ♥️ e que são músicos maravilhosos e do bem.🎶 Serei sempre grata a Deus e ao universo, por ter me presenteado neste dia com a musicalidade, companhia e amizade de vocês, jamais esquecerei o dia
E mesmo tendo agradecido um a um pessoalmente, não me custa nada, na verdade, é quase uma necessidade que tenho de deixar a vocês meus sinceros votos de amizade, carinho, respeito e principalmente #GRATIDÃO .
Hey everyone! The March calendar is done and added to our website. Here it is! Please notice we have made a few minor changes to pricing and policy! We look forward to seeing everyone at the groups and parties!