What kind of composer was Thelonious Monk?

September 1992
Musical Quarterly;Fall92, Vol. 76 Issue 3, p433
Academic Journal
Discusses the composing style of Thelonious Monk. The jazz in which Thelonious Monk worked was first defined by the small improvising quintets of the mid-1940s; How he had his share of casually constructed and casuallly treated pieces; How he did not want all of the solos on his pieces to be thematic or motivic; Many outstanding Monk compositions that are challenging as exceptional themes and chord progressions; More.


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