Fifteen Twenty Years, Sixteen Seconds, Seven Minutes discussed on Your Art Sucks

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Loneliest would continue to play through this ever present shadow and things would begin to turn around for him but it wasn't through any singular stellar performance or through a sudden change in public opinion his fortunes would only reveal themselves through a painfully slow drip drip drip of gradual acceptance it was as if a fog late over a landscape of his music nick and it began to burn off in the sunshine of his brilliance after leaving blue note records he would be signed by prestige where he would cut some records a gain traction albeit still underperforming by the levels of his contemporaries a concert in paris in nineteen fifty four also earned him some recognition as the french appeared to be less stringent in their musical attitudes by the late fifties monk had released a string of albums that continued to gain a following and with the release of the album brilliant corners most in the jazz world would finally see what was there all along a talent far ahead of his time who had now changed the very face of the john ryan and taken to a new level of complexity and nuance no previous talent had with monk now in his late thirties early forties the previous decades of experimentation were building to a crescendo that would come to a head in the sixties during these ears he would sign with columbia records one of the big four record companies at the time and his work would now have more marketing and more promotion monies to back him he would also travel to europe to perform it sold out shows and with the release of monk's dream in nineteen sixty three the loneliest would have is most successful album to date and while i would love to say that famous success continued for him and that is life was filled with the joy that came from his long overdue recognition i sadly can't as the u fauria of the sixties gave way to the seventies the toll that felonious fought so hard to keep at bay finally had to be paid he stopped playing gigs and he retreated to the new jersey home of one of his very close friends outside of family few ever saw again his regression was so severe the piano that was in that very apartment the one he spent countless hours at remain untouched he sadly died of a stroke on february seventeenth nineteen eighty two even after the passing this legend the world would continue to discover how special he was and in two thousand and six he was awarded a special pulitzer prize for a body of distinguish an innovative musical composition that has had a significant and enduring impact on the of lucien of jazz how mazing is that before i move onto the next artists i wanna leave talking both alone with a quote that sums up his beliefs and perfectly sums up the point of this episode he said this he said play your own way don't play what the public want you play what you want and you let the public pick up on what you're doing even if it does take them fifteen twenty years now there's something i would like you dear listener to do there may be those of you who don't listen or who i've never listened jazz i understand that so i'm going to ask you to do one thing for me i've put a link in the show notes to a performance on youtube i want you to find a quiet spot put on some headphones and allow yourself seven minutes and sixteen seconds of absolute brilliant this performance of the loneliest monk song frown midnight is one of.

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