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"thelonious monk" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Joshua Abrams's tune in Place of memory, where drummer Gerald Cleaver sets a deep, slow swing group. It's from the album Cloud script by Abrams's chameleonic quartet of the same name with longtime ally Jeff Parker on guitar and veteran Chicago saxophonist Ari Brown. His economical playing and brawny, tender sound fit the leaders spare themes. A couple of ballots really showed the saxophonist off. This is community with leaders, nimble bass dancing behind. Mm hmm. Ari Brown on tenor sax. Joshua Abrams's quartet can groove and play pretty, but they all like free jazz, too, and a couple of pieces get exuberantly ornery. Guitarist Jeff Parker can get down and dirty within the ensemble fabric. Rather than strutting out in front. Jeff Parker doesn't very creative work in the background. At one point, he Cos. Ari Brown's tenor with clingy guitar harmonics obstinate but somehow, right, like Thelonious Monk's piano bombs behind a horn. Mm hmm. Joshua Abrams, his main band Natural Information Society. Plays long, hypnotic jams inspired by Moroccan trance music. That influence comes out on harbor. Repetitive music takes another kind of discipline. But these four players catch that wave too. That both bases notably low in the mix. Most leaders like to put a little more of me in there. That ego free Sound balance is typical of Joshua Abrams. Sign. The music on Cloud script is less about him than the collective. It's about being part of something bigger, where each player is stronger for all the ways they interlock. Kevin Whitehead is the author of the new book Play the Way You Feel The Essential Guide The Jazz Stories on film. He reviewed clouds script the new album by basis, Joshua Abrams and his quartet after a break, I'll look at the TV coverage of Wednesday's attack on the U. S. Capitol. This is fresh air. This is fresh air. I'm TV critic David Bianculli. There are times over the long history of television. When TV brings us live images of something so unusual, so memorable and often so shocking will never forget it. And will remember where we were when we saw it. This week after sitting through a night of crucial Georgia recount election results. I saw the newest example Ah, very frightening one Thousands of supporters of Donald Trump, egged on by the president surrounded the capital. Many of them stormed the building broke through windows and temporarily disrupted the official congressional acceptance of the electoral votes, awarding the presidency to Joe Biden. While it happened, TV reporters and anchors and commentators responded with a mixture of fear and disbelief. Much as they did the morning of 9 11. And watching at home. You had the same sense of witnessing anarchy and danger. On MSNBC, Chuck Todd watch live images from a capital surveillance camera with veteran reporter Andrea Mitchell and former Senator Claire McCaskill. All of them sounded not only concerned and confused but stunned. Claire McCaskill. You know the Senate? Well, I assume you've you have a memory of anything near like this. We know you just hope protesters walking through Statuary Hall clear. I don't don't interrupt, but we just saw people right going right through there. They are our statue, a home that is through the area. By what women Camera That's capturing those believe. No, that's that. You I'm not sure whether that's the war women camera but that what that is, is the area where those centers good process to go into a house for joints, joint sessions, So it is through there that they walk. Unbelievable Wear, televising the breach..
"thelonious monk" Discussed on KCBS All News
"A tad as we get toward the middle of the week with the winds coming down, and we'll get the partly cloudy skies as we reached the weekend. Traffic and weather together on the 18 All news 1069 am 7 40 KCBS k CBS news time Now he has 6 50 as our news watch continues. Well hear about the new restaurant in Atlanta. CBS is Steve Hartman found out while on the road, he says it features locally sourced food's served outdoors on the tables and they're always full. It's the clientele, however, that is special. For Atlanta based food writer Angela Hansberger. This pandemic has been hard to swallow. Can't write about restaurants when they're closed. I was facing a lot of anxiety. I kind of hit it. Um, clashing crying. I was really sad for all the people. In the industry that I worked with. Angela says she had to get her mind off it Tarragon, so using ingredients from her garden and her encyclopedic knowledge of fine dining, Angela Open her own restaurant on her front porch, where she now serves. Chipmunk. This chipmunk. The little guys at a standing lunch reservation for months Now, whether it's veggie pizza and a side salad or imitation sushi with walnut want tons every day, Angela goes to remarkable lengths for her exclusive clientele. Took a while to try and make little tortillas that I could fold to put the to put the I love the way that you're seeking. I love how you're realizing out crazy. It sounds as you're saying it. Today. It's many spaghetti with tiny date meatballs and a thimble full of breadsticks. The chipmunk who she named Thelonious Monk typically arrives within seconds of serving. Eats his fill and packs the rest to go in his cheeky doggy bag, and the reviews have been good. The reviews have been great. One day He came up with this little tiny bundle wadded up leaves and put it on the table. So I take it to mean he brought a tip. Still, you get the sense that he remains skeptical. Like there's got to be a catch. Angela's cat wishes there was.
"thelonious monk" Discussed on KCRW
"Morning. It's June 29 2020. And it's a Monday once again. Here in L. A grace guys. Very still. Around 61 F right now 16 Celsius. Today. All this gray should burn away. And by this afternoon, we should be back here in L. A Two blue skies and golden sunshine. Temperature in the low seventy's 21 Celsius. Everyone. Have a great day. Jason You and me. You'll be Chases. End of me. Right? Thanks. No. It's music from our far Simone on morning becomes eclectic alongside the loneliest monk recorded of all places at Palo Alto High School in 1966. So that was Solonius Month recorded live at Palo Alto High School in 1968. And this track has an amazing story, as does the album forthcoming July 30 1st I believe on Impulse. It is to be titled Palo Alto. So check this out. This was recorded at the high school because a very precocious 16 year old senior who is a fan of jazz and who ended up later going on to be Bill Graham's right hand man. Both Thelonious Monk because he was too young to get into jazz clubs. The engineer of the concert at Palo Alto High in 1968 was the school's custodian. No actually recorded the concert in exchange for piano tuning. If that's not the best story. I've heard about an album lately, I don't know what isthe How awesome is that There was a pistol fee from Bologna. Esma recorded Life. 1968. Wow, man lit. It's Casey ar w check the playlist case. W dot com slash playlist,.
"thelonious monk" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And Lincoln center home to organizations like the Metropolitan Opera New York Philharmonic orchestra and the New York City Ballet saying they need to put safety first although coronavirus cases have dropped significantly in the city there are still many questions about how to protect performers staff and the audience both locals and visitors as of now both Carnegie and Lincoln center say they plan to re open in early twenty twenty one honest as it still goes NPR news New York health officials in China say the number of new coronavirus infections in Beijing since last week now tops two hundred nearly all of the cases have been traced to a wholesale market in the south of the capital British health officials say they believe the corona virus is under control in the U. K. they've lowered the covert nineteen threat by one level the UK has Europe's highest death toll from cove in nineteen with more than forty two thousand fidelity's Dow futures are up two hundred forty eight points this morning I'm Dave Mattingly NPR news in Washington hi my roots laid out on the next science Friday nurses and doctors already suffer from depression and now with Kobe nineteen and protest for racial justice health care workers are facing a burnout crisis to be always beholden to the demands of the sick people coming through the door does not allow you to really tend to any of your own emotional wounds that's on science Friday from W. NYC studios and that is on the air here later this morning at eleven on the air right after forum on KQ weedy hi Michael St John McConnell have another traffic update in a few minutes from now later in this half hour a long lost recording a jazz legend Thelonious Monk has been rediscovered and re mastered you're going to hear the story behind that recording and the story has a very interesting local bay area ankle.
"thelonious monk" Discussed on KCRW
"A quick he's very funny lyrics here's a funny guy yeah very very talented clearly writing being able to write the sort of catchy songs but also investing sort of the right tone for the right project he actually wrote the theme song for the crazy ex girlfriend show too also getting a nomination for that he actually got Grammy nominations for contributing songs to Sesame Street ended when it means also for writing songs for the Tony awards that Neil Patrick Harris would sing in the telecast the irony there of courses he was also nominated for a Tony for participating in the musical cry baby for Best Musical Best Original Score Anna and and then you throw on top of that that he got into an academy award nomination for writing songs for the Tom Hanks directed film that thing you do about a power pop band just an incredibly diverse career clearly a consummate musician and sort of on his craft yeah I'm really really such a loss and at such a young age because obviously he had a lot more to contribute and died at the age of fifty two fifty two is is far too young for somebody that is that prolific and had so much to share that way you wrote and bet for KCRW for how Wilner who was a longtime Saturday Night Live staffer and what did he do tell us more about how Wilner so how will I his official title was producer but he was less of that guy sort of behind the mixing board moving though the the faders and whatnot and more sort of a conceptualist his idea was to bring people together oftentimes very different sort of musical backgrounds to create something new and something unique and he did that over the course of a series of these tribute compilations that he put together the very first one in nineteen eighty one was a tribute to Nina rota the composer that worked with from a film director Federico Fellini on on many of his films and he brought in a collection of jazz musicians and some folks from the pop world including Debbie Harry from Blondie and sort of get their re interpretations of his film scores and it was really such captivating music that he continued on that that sort of idea and did similar collection celebrating the work of Thelonious Monk Kurt vile got Charles Mingus Broadway legend Harold Arlen Leonard Cohen so many others and then from that Kurt vile compilation one of his regular contributors was Lou Reed and does a just a tremendous version of the Kurt vile song September song well let's hear a clip of that and these few Lou Reed September song produced by how Wilner that's.
"thelonious monk" Discussed on KCRW
"Last year here's a quick he's very funny lyrics so use a funny guy yeah very very talented clearly writing being able to write the sort of catchy songs but also investing sort of the right tone for the right project he actually wrote the theme song for the crazy ex girlfriend sure to also getting a nomination for that he actually even got Grammy nominations for contributing songs to Sesame Street and did win Emmys also for writing songs for the Tony awards that Neil Patrick Harris would sing in the telecast the irony there of courses he was also nominated for a Tony for participating in the musical cry baby for Best Musical Best Original Score in now and then then you throw on top of that that he got into an academy award nomination for writing songs for the Tom Hanks directed film that thing you do about a power pop band just an incredibly diverse career clearly a consummate musician and sort of under his craft yeah I'm really really such a loss and at such a young age because obviously he had a lot more to contribute and died at the age of fifty two fifty two is is far too young for somebody that is that prolific and I had so much to share that way you wrote and bet for KCRW for how Wilner who was a longtime Saturday Night Live staffer and what did he do tell us more about how will you tell us more about how will never so how will I his official title was producer but he was less of that guy sort of behind the mixing board moving though the the faders and whatnot and more sort of a conceptualist his idea was to bring people together often times were very different sort of musical backgrounds to create something new and something unique and he did that over the course of a series of these tribute compilations that he put together the very first one in nineteen eighty one was a tribute to Nina rota the composer that worked with fat film director Federico Fellini on on many of his films and he brought in a collection of jazz musicians and some folks from the pop world including Debbie Harry from Blondie and sort of get their re interpretations of his film scores and it was really such captivating music that he continued on that that sort of idea and did similar collection celebrating the work of Thelonious Monk Kurt vile got Charles Mingus Broadway legend Harold Arlen Leonard Cohen so many others and then from that Kurt vile compilation one of his regular contributors was Lou Reed and does a just a tremendous version of the Kurt vile song September song well let's hear a clip of that and these few yeah Lou Reed September song produced by how will never that takes.
"thelonious monk" Discussed on WTOP
"Now behind bars the third and final suspect Lucci on a Louis taken into custody this morning after turning himself in the second identified is Roshan weaver arrested Friday at the Taft houses in Harlem both just fourteen years old charged as adults with murder and robbery a thirteen year old was also arrested in December responded Reena Roy in New York Montgomery County public schools hope to relieve crowding in Bethesda with the new grade school now the list of potential locations is down to six but as the beat reports that during a meeting last night for sites were eliminated the remaining six sites include Grosvenor elementary on Grosvenor lane Kensington elementary school on Dietrich Avenue and Lynbrook center in east Bethesda the new elementary school would open in about six years and fifty seven hundred forty or so students potential sites range in size from about four to six acres he's turned his camera toward the street and people of New York city's Harlem neighborhood for more than a half century now the focus of Sean Walker's work will be found at the library of switch just acquired his complete collection Washington post reports the archive includes one hundred thousand photos negatives and transparencies including pictures of people like Jesse Jackson writer Toni Morrison jazz great Thelonious Monk Walker is just one of seven photographers whose archives will now live at the library one element of a pleasant spring training happy well fed fans WTOP is Dave prestin learned of the tricks of the trade with for one family pitchers have to focus on technique and pitch selection each outing for parents at spring training snacks selection is just as important Karen constant short hills New Jersey has that challenge this week with four boys in our group make sure that you always have the same thing for everybody so there's no fighting Quinn is the most finicky eater level Doritos or slightly hot Cheetos Quinn routes for the Yankees while Karen's husband is one huge nationals fan although I couldn't speak with him in west Palm Beach now he's at home in the cold out work and I'm here representing for him explain form I'm not sure that he would say it is at nationals spring training day Freston WTOP news yeah they're DC mayor Muriel Bowser set to sign legislation that makes the.
On This Day in History: Bud Powell Was Born
"The Day was September twenty seventh nineteen twenty four URL Rudolph it off. Powell better known as Powell was born in New York City Powell was instrumental in the development of modern jazz music though he died when he was just forty one years old his accomplishments as a jazz soloist greatly contributed to the growth of bebop musical talent ran in Powell's family. His grandfather father and siblings were all musicians. His father was a stride pianist. Stride was a jazz piano style that developed developed as the popularity of ragtime was dying down stride pianist play the melody with the right hand while the left hand alternates between a single. I note and a quarter played an active or more higher. The left hand had to go greater distances on the keyboard often very quickly and improvisation. It was more important than it had previously been when Powell was a child. His father began teaching him classical music at age fifteen he dropped out of Dewitt wit Clinton High School to pursue his passion playing the piano he began playing at clubs in Coney Island and Harlem in the Mid Nineteen Forties Powell met the loneliest monk jazz pianist and composer at Minton's playhouse in Harlem and monk became a mentor to him. Powell became a regular feature at Minton's playhouse known for its role in the development of modern jazz and jam sessions with people like Charlie Parker Dizzy Gillespie and Kenny Clarke how also toward and record it with trumpeter Kuni Williams's orchestra he recorded with Tenor Saxophonist Dexter Gordon and he played on Charlie Parker's Savoy sessions he recorded the five volume the amazing Bud Powell in the nineteen forties and nineteen fifties influenced by art tatum Charlie Parker Billie Kyle and thelonious monk how emerged as a leading figure and bebop he found a lot of success as a pianist though black audiences were not initially completely receptive to modern jazz in the nineteen forties still how how faced physical and mental struggles he spent time in a psychiatric hospital from nineteen forty seven to nineteen forty eight after getting in a fight at a Bar at a state hospital. He received electroconvulsive therapy after he was released from the hospital. He was placed in convalescent care. which was it's basically parole how return to music but he spent a lot of time from nineteen fifty one to nineteen fifty-three institutionalized after he was arrested stood on a drug charge in February of Nineteen fifty three the state of New York declared him incompetent and incapable of handling his own money Oscar Goodstein Powell's manager and owner of Berlin nightclub became his committee and began managing money? Good esteem got POW steady steady work but how was still struggling with his mental health. His relationships with his colleagues were deteriorating in the late nineteen fifties after spending more time in the hospital how moved to Paris with al-tv Edwards and he soon began playing in France and touring throughout Europe Edwards and a Fran Dan Frantz these padre looked out for POW while in Europe but he was deeply affected by his alcoholism mental illness and medication in nineteen in sixty three he contracted Berko says back in New York musicians put together a benefit concert to help him with medical expenses in nineteen sixty four or he moved back to the US he continued to play the piano and his return was celebrated though his performances did not get rave reviews so his music suffered as his health declined and he missed some of his performances on July thirty first nineteen sixty six he died died of health complications his pioneering work in bebop continued to influence later musicians like Bill Evans see so Taylor and Horace Silver Silver.
"thelonious monk" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Instead Santa will roam the halls on weekends taking Instagram. -able photos is that a word Instagram -able Instagram -able photos with shoppers and in recent years, some have even called for parents to stop forcing their kids to sit on Santa's lap KCBS news time four fifty four last transfer the Thelonious monk institute of jazz has been around for thirty years, and it has been a nonprofit that tries to bring together jazz of public policy, according to their website, they quote offer the world's most promising young musicians college level training by internationally acclaimed, jazz masters and to present public school music. Education programs for young people around the world, and it's been a successful program for a long time. And they aim to continue that success. However, it will be under a new name be Thelonious monk institute of jazz will soon become the Herbie Hancock institute of jazz. The board of trustees made the announcement and acknowledged that the change came because the monk estate had made the request to drop the name due to licensing issues. So knowing that they needed to change they turned to another jazz legend who just happened to be the chairman of the organization or be handcock. The vote was unanimous after handcock recused himself from the voting for last FM treads. I'm Peter Osborne. This is a Bloomberg market minute. Stock futures are declining as you as investors return from the thanksgiving break futures down twelve NASDAQ futures down thirty five Dow futures down one hundred nine annex crude lower by almost five percent just under fifty two dollars a barrel. This morning oil is headed for a seventh weekly loss on signs of a global supply glut. It's black Friday and the national retail federation estimates that today is the most popular day in all of the five days from thanksgiving and decipher Monday, Nick comes to shopping seventy one percent of respondents in a survey that the national retail federation did said that they were opening up their wallets today. The research firm customer growth partners estimates that black Friday alone will produce twenty four billion dollars in sales and game. Stop as agreed to sell its AT and T wireless stores to prime communications for seven hundred million exiting a business that the company wants viewed as a key source. Of.
"thelonious monk" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"A French national who was arrested when he arrived in the US for world beard growing championship has been sentenced by Miami. Federal judge twenty years in prison for online drug trafficking, using the Elliot's Oxy monster thirty six year old gal bull areas pleaded guilty in June two drug conspiracy and money laundering. He was busted for online worldwide sales of cocaine heroin methamphetamine oxycodone and fat mill the Drug Enforcement Administration says Valeria was already under investigation when he was detained in Atlanta last year. While on his way to the world beard and mustache championships in Austin, Texas historic birthday. Composer Giuseppe Verde was born two hundred five years ago today that's the late who Johnny parody singing one of his songs, LA, Donna, a mobile and. Late jazz legend Thelonious monk was born one hundred years ago today, and let's go back in time. He's from India, and I'm from Pakistan. We've tried to build strong relationships between India and Pakistan four years ago today in two thousand fourteen seventeen year old Malala who survived an attempted assassination by the Taliban in two thousand twelve for her support of girl's education became the youngest recipient of the Nobel peace prize. It's twelve fifty one. It's time to start comparing smartphones was cars every year, we get new ones, but it's the same basic Mahato with a few bells and whistles Kim commander with your Wednesday. Consumer tech update. Get extended interviews on tech topics with their free commando podcasts. Available on apple podcasts and Google play. On the heels of Apple's new iphones Google released the new pixel three phones yesterday sporting larger screens new colors, a wide angle lens glass back for wireless charging. But here's a future. I'd like my iphone to help you avoid. Calls from robo, callers and scammers. Call screen appears when you receive a phone, call tap screen. Call and a robotic voice will pick up you see a transcription of the call, and you can either pick up or hang up anytime. Unlike other expensive phones, the pixel has only one lens, but it does a better job zooming in and getting the details and forget stressing over a picking the best photos for.
"thelonious monk" Discussed on Your Art Sucks
"Need to be ready for when it comes now before i wrap up i do wanna leave you with some words of wisdom from louise herself she was gracious enough to pass on her knowledge on what it takes to be successful artists and i'm gonna pass them onto you for your consideration she listed four lessons as absolutely critical and here they are less than one make art about your life the loneliest made his music that came solely from inside of him and louis use her early trauma as the main impetus for her work lesson to find inspiration in all of nature now lewis did add to this she said that includes spiders maggots so be open be nonjudgmental and free in thought lesson three revisit the same theme over and over but keep experimenting with it now interestingly this is also very similar to what the loney said he was well known for playing the same chords over and over over with only slight changes each time he holy believed that nothing was ever finished evolving and finally lesson four and the most important lesson that can be conveyed in this or any episode and that is never stop making art i will leave a link in the show notes to the full article about these lessons for you if you wish to see more of louise's thoughts well there you have it i do hope that this episode helped you in your pursuits i really want you to be inspired by both these artists and the many others who never achieved fame in their lifetimes whatever you're doing whatever you're working on just stick with it no matter what keep working at it keep chipping away at the truth and eventually something good will happen i just wanna say thank you to everyone of spoken with recently on twitter like the folks at that you'd gum podcast or dan lockhart nineteen ninety eight he has a website out there where he selling off these t shirts where he does they're like one off t shirts and he does a design on them and i think they're really cool so i'm gonna leave lincoln this show notes for you to see for yourself and maybe you're going to buy one hopefully you'll get one before they run out i also wanna thank krista marie and eight dig mess and finally a huge thank you to everyone who left a rating or review on i tunes i love hearing from you and i love the fact that i know you're out there listening as always you can reach out to me.
"thelonious monk" Discussed on Your Art Sucks
"The best covers of ever heard so do yourself a favor and go listen to it if this performance doesn't change your mind about jazz yeah then no performance ever will in the opening of this episode i told you about hamid and how the winning of the turner prize bought about a sudden change in her recognition in that same vein i want to now bring you the story of another female artists who also had one event bring an end to the seventy plus years of miniscule recognition and that event was the unveiling of thirty foot tall sculpture of as creepy as this is going to sound a spider louise bourgeois was born in nineteen eleven in paris france her family ran a gallery that specialize in antique tapestries but soon after they moved a short distance outside of the city to begin a business of restoring top stories that were damaged or worn lewis would work for her parents and helping them bring these works of art back to their former glory while the business was doing well and the family appeared on the surface to be quite loving louise's father had a side to him that 'cause everyone serious pain seems that her father well he was a serial philanderer and he did little to hide it while her mother knew of the indiscretions she chose to keep her family together and ignore the acts but louis went internalize her hatred for this cheating and the impacted had on her ever patient and loving mother with her father's ever selfserving rules and the incessant need to describe that her louis found solace in schooling when she studied mathematics at this or bone she stated this i got peace of mind only through the study of rules nobody could change but with the death of her mother in nineteen thirty two lewis decided that she would no longer deny herself the pass she felt was her true course of life and she began studying painting and printmaking immediately as he did most of her life her father disapproved of art and her practicing it undeterred she was able to attend schooling for free when she took up as a student translator for english speaking students who attended the french school and it was here that her artistic direction would have its first course correction upon seeing her paintings the famous french cuba's painter fernando leejay he would state the painting wasn't for her but it was in sculpture that her true talent lay and in the mid nineteen thirties lewis would have another discovery that would eventually come to mark her work indelibly she made a connection to her deep seated pain from her father's infidelity and her mother's ability to remain in everpresent source of maternal love while it was a match that what supplier what decades of originality and consistent production if failed to push her name into the mouths of those who ran galleries with no financial resources to oh from lewis returned to a world that made sense to her.
"thelonious monk" Discussed on Your Art Sucks
"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.
"thelonious monk" Discussed on Your Art Sucks
"Boundaries of their instruments as well as themselves personally to do anything less to him was incomprehensible but with this sometimes confrontational nature other musician steered clear of the tension and found more agreeable placement dizzy gillespie for one found that his easy going nature and his willingness to dazzle the audience was a better fit for the club and dizzy found fame early and quite easily the loneliest conversely while he refused to pander to the crowds and instead he continued to push the limit if they didn't understand what he was doing will he had no time for them but with the hardline stance came the inability for him to pay his bills or rise above the house position he held for so long white music critics at the time didn't understand monks incessant need to play slow and angular when all other jazz artists were playing fast and straightforward even miles davis would come to ask why was the loneliest so stubborn and what's with his need to revisit the same group of notes over and over again suddenly changing chords that never made sense it was infuriating to listen to for thelonious though every change he made made absolute sense to him there were no wrong courts they were the positive result of endless experimentation and just like the audience if miles didn't get it it was because he wasn't pushing himself hard enough while maoz may not have got mongst talent there were others who saw the genius early on in wanted everyone to take notice guys like hall overton an american composer and jazz musician who was fortunate enough to work with monk on the album the the loneliest monk orchestra at town hall in nineteen fifty nine he said of monks playing style that he adjusted his finger pressure on the keys the way baseball pitchers to the ball to make the path bend or curve or dip in flight tenor player johnny griffin said of monks music his music grew from nowhere else but from inside of him further to these men was one person who was a real champion for the cause and she was lorraine gordon who owned the village vanguard club there was an immediate connection to him the moment she heard him play and it was from that moment that she spent her time as a tireless promoter of his work with her husband's support they decided to record his music on their label blue note records so was this a beginning of the loneliest his career did fate bring these two together to let the world finally see the genius that was monk well no the shadow well it just wouldn't be lifted yet even with the ample supply of records it seems this shops in new york city he weren't interested in selling anything he made lorraine remember shop owners telling her late in want the records and the people that came in to their store they didn't wanna buy them one owner told her bluntly he said lady no one wants to buy a record from someone who sounds like he plays the piano with two left hands all the point was clear the loneliest was playing on a different level and it wasn't resonating with the general public his work was complicated with notes that hit the ear harshly at times and speaking of harsh boy could he be difficult he was too abrupt or seemingly ungrateful yeah felonious wasn't a people person he was absolutely someone who rubbed most people wrong way but there was a reason for this a reason that had been there all along but everybody failed to see but as the years dragged on in a career that failed to gain any momentum or provide any monetary relief the episodes has his family would come to know well they got steadily worse he could be manic and convert he could be completely solemn and withdrawn to the point of being an absolute mute for those who knew him it was a type of silence so deafening they did all they could to avoid just one second of it with the support of his family and his family was amazing supporters of his work his wife absolutely dedicated to him throughout their entire marriage it's just incredible what nellie did for him but they did all they could they they subjected him in pushed him to see doctors but the doctors meager attempts to diagnose unwilling patient they failed miserably the lithium they prescribe did nothing to combat the seemingly bipolar displays the doctors even suggested electroshock therapy but it has family wouldn't allow it but to his credit the.
"thelonious monk" Discussed on Piano Jazz Shorts
"It's amazing you just have an instant affinity was instant was amazing i don't think i've ever heard anyone that struck me quite that way before let's interesting i mean you are already playing professional musician mineta yes i'd been a new york at that point four five years or so and and was working around town not as much as i would like but was working on as much as you are now not not nearly as much as i am now well this we go any further i think those that don't know about heavy nichols would be intrigued to hear some of his music maybe you could play one of his pieces i'd love to i'll play a tomb uh that he wrote he recorded it for blue note uh with a trio but this uh it's a tune called wildflower wild scene yes you know it's amazing it has such a mixture of sort of old time may be new orleans failing and then interspersed with some very out harmony in bflat landing on a on a be natural road wrote in his his music inc so much he was of west indian descent but grew up here in new york and he was a contemporary of thelonious monk and bud powell they are all used to hang out together and and herbie he used to participate in some of those jam sessions up admittance up in harlem and now the story is that he was you know he sort of retiring guy so he was the guy that got kicked off the piano bench you know.
"thelonious monk" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Exact same present so he despise the same present for everybody for every bell k what is it this year and it's for the people who you like but you're not super close cher may be as an express a machine yet one year he gave everybody a rubel you're the agreement that's a great idea wasn't what else is you by him he said at a great idea though i know you can afford at just by everybody said i thought they were like the jetsons i just love the rubel and he said one you're a gave everybody street no chaser a documentary about pianist in composer thelonious monk and um he just said i don't know what it's going to be this year in an interview with paid sex but i just get everyone that i have to get a gift i just by the same one in multiples that against really funny that's a great way of doing it though he kinda i am thinking he's onto something let me get to discover buy in bulk maybe oh my gosh i would just love that the okay as guide eastwards says this what he's redeem right now clint eastwood son yeah he said right now i'm reading sapiens a brief history of humankind great book phenomenal actually ever when to check it out okay back to santa barbara and his rating that yes you here's what he's working on a guy oh no i don't know if i has reading safely in the history of humankind he is working right now wasn't pacific wam a bomb yes yeah but why is it as equal the guerrillas pacific rim uprising and he's in their services they go to shape of water more del toro to them to lose and will be charlie hunnam charlie is not in this secret now restore odds charlotte charlotte you're aware i'm we're going to update you wear yet because i feel like he's doing at is he really of he's doing nod debbie nonpap young no i don't have to her we'll be back.
"thelonious monk" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
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"thelonious monk" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Minsk agreement a wooden wall ahead of ourselves handcuffed amidst good the turns out the parties decide to settle this through a different today his spokesperson heather nauert said the secretary is still committed to the goals of the agreement a ceasefire in an end to russia's support for separatists in eastern ukraine that hasn't changed the only thing that's knew about this is the secretary and i mentioned a minute ago likes results so we the united states has stood by we have watched very little happened with regard to the minsk agreement as petro porsche ankle arrived here in washington the treasury department announced its adding more names to a sanctions list that it says will stay in effect until russia abides by the minsk agreement ambassador piper says that sends a couple of messages mate was a nice seen fitter for puerta schenker's who's for white house but it's also part of an effort to i believe by the white house to persuade the congress that congressionally mandated sanctions are not necessary lawmakers are trying to ramp up sanctions on russia fearing the white house will let up the the pressure on moscow michelle kelemen npr news the state department this is all things considered on wnyc i'm david i with melodramatic headlines and viral content up worthy once enjoyed the unprecedented growth online but when facebook changed its algorithm upward these popularity plummeted now up worthy is ditching the click bait were going to hear more about that coming up next and still ahead in july nineteen 59 jazz pianist and composer thelonious monk did something he had never done before record music for a film the master tapes surfaced in 2016 and monks music from the film has just been released where to hear more about that just ahead huron wnyc wnyc is supported by amazon studios and lionsgate presenting the big sick a romantic comedy for producer john epa town based on a true life courtship and culture clash of comedian kumal nong yanni and grad student emily gordon in.