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Monk's music : Thelonious Monk and jazz history in the making

Author: Gabriel Solis
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combines cultural theory, biography, and musical analysis to shed light on Monk's music and on the jazz canon itself. This book shows how the work of this nonconformist composer emerged from the jazz  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Thelonious Monk; Thelonious Monk; Thelonious Monk; Thelonious Monk; Thelonious Monk; Thelonious Monk
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel Solis
ISBN: 9780520252004 0520252004 9780520252011 0520252012
OCLC Number: 77522674
Notes: "Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint."
Awards: Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award, 2009.
Description: xi, 239 pages : music ; 24 cm
Contents: Monk and his music. A biographical sketch ; Hearing Monk : history, memory, and the making of a jazz giant --
Monk, memory, and the moment of performance. The question of voice ; Three pianists and the Monk legacy : Fred Hersch, Danilo Perez, and Jessica Williams --
Inside and outside : Monk's legacy, neoconservatism, and the avant-garde. Defining a genre : Monk and the struggle to authenticate jazz at the end of the twentieth century ; "Classicism" and performance ; Monk and avant-garde positions ; Loving care : Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, and Randy Weston.
Responsibility: Gabriel Solis.
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"Solis's viewpoints are advanced by excellent writing and argued very competently... Versatile and timely approach ... innovative methodology." Arsc Journal

 
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