Thelonious Monk

Bass Musician Magazine

My solo bass arrangement for the calssic jazz standard tune 'Round Midnight by Thelonious Monk mixing all techniques – done around midday though …

Fingerstyle Guitar

The Career Of Buddy Rich

Jazz Unlimited for September 16, 2018 will be “The Career of Buddy Rich.” At age eight, Buddy Rich was in vaudeville and was known as “Traps, the …

Radio Industry

The Broad Stage Presents John Beasley's Big Band MONK'estra

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents pianist/composer/arranger John Beasley who will bring the smashing, four-time …

Los Angeles

Style Icon Jeff Goldblum on His Favorite Fashionable Jazzmen

Long before arriving in Hollywood -- and even longer before becoming a social-media style hero -- Jeff Goldblum was a teenage pianist in Pittsburgh, …

Celebrity Style

RIP Village Voice co-founder John Wilcock, 1927-2018

John Wilcock has been the subject of an ongoing comic book biography here on Boing Boing. Scott Marshall and I have been working on the comic since …

Comic Books

For the First Time, Thelonious Monk’s Songbook Swings Solo

“I think if Monk was alive, he’d be really, really annoyed with me,” the pianist Jed Distler said recently. “He knew exactly how he wanted his music to sound.”<p>Mr. Distler was discussing the latest and most ambitious recording of his career: a full-on reckoning, alone at the piano, with the …

The Arts

10 Favorite September Songs

With the arrival of September, summer is unofficially over and autumn is sort of here. It's just a matter of time now in New York when the …

The City

NAACP Mourns Passing of Jazz Great Randy Weston

The nation's foremost civil rights organization mourns the passing of jazz great Randy Weston, a modern-griot and powerful unifier of African culture …

African Culture

Hear Thelonious Monk's Unreleased Version Of "Nutty" From Lost Album 'Mønk'

There’s nothing like a lost album to pique your interest about a legend of jazz. If you’re as ignorant about the genre as I am, almost every album …

Soul Music

Mondo Jazz Ep. 39: John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Miho Hazama & other great new releases

The summer is almost over and the pace at which new albums are being released is picking up... This week we focus on a few new gems, including two …

New Music

All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.<p>Bobby Naughton / Leo Smith / Perry Robinson<br>The Haunt (NoBusiness Records)<p>Evan Parker / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton<br>Music For David …


Eric Basstein Exploring The Past, Now

Dutch painter Eric Basstein will be opening his debut solo show with Treason Gallery in Seattle on 6th of September, and we got a peek inside his …


Gospel Piano, Tributes to Jean Kittrell and Aretha Franklin Plus New Music

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, August 19, 2018 will be “Gospel Piano, Tributes to Jean Kittrell and Aretha Franklin Plus New Music.” This week’s Jazz …

Aretha Franklin

Though there are fewer gigs, this 85-year-old jazz drummer manages to keep swinging

As a boy, Billy, who was born in Wilson, N.C., in 1932, took piano lessons; he didn’t start playing drums until he enlisted in the Air Force, at age 17. He is entirely self-taught and has toured the world and shared the stage with such jazz greats as Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk …


My Turn: Eugene Robinson: All hail the queen

Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at age 76, was more than the undisputed "Queen of Soul." She was one of the most important musicians of our time, …


All Hail the Queen

WASHINGTON -- Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at 76, was more than the undisputed "Queen of Soul." She was one of the most important musicians of …

Aretha Franklin

Kenny Barron Quintet: Concentric Circles – infinite ingenuity

The style is modern mainstream jazz, a combination of post-bop, modal and Latin elements, of which Kenny Barron is among today’s reigning masters. In fact, he helped invent it, 40-odd years ago, by simply absorbing the sounds in the air at the time. Now, a pianist, composer and bandleader of …

Music (UK)

8 Best Moments at Newport Jazz Festival 2018

“We’re trying to go futuristic and retro at the same time,” explained saxophonist and bandleader Rudresh Mahanthappa on the first day of the 2018 …


8/8 PMS Playlist


Feeling Folksy Edition: Philip Glenn, Dana Sipos & Cliff Westfall

Philip Glenn: <i>Outsider</i><p>Newport Folk Festival just wrapped up a week and a half ago and I always like to do a RecommNeds column with some artists that …

Guitar Playing

Bahaman Folk Guitar: Music from the Bahamas, Vol. 1

<b>New vinyl reissues remastered from the original 1958 master tapes, packaged in classic Folkways-style tip-on jackets with original liner …


Thelonious Monk – Mønk (2018)

The thought that this Thelonious Monk recording could have been lost is too much. 'Mønk' is amazing.

Soul Music

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Eric B. & Rakim

Rakim's flow ignored bar lines. His relaxed delivery was unique. His use of multisyllabic rhymes and the rhythms he did with them got him compared to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Lost Thelonious Monk Album To Be Released

A lost Thelonious Monk recording dating back to 1963 will receive a first-time release this September


A lost Thelonious Monk live album has been found in a skip bin, and is set for release

This September, a lost recording of a Thelonious Monk concert will be released for the first time through Gearbox Records.<p>The recording is of a 1963 …

Music (Australia)

Lost Thelonious Monk Live Recording Unearthed, Slated for First-Ever Release

Source: GearboxA long-lost live gem has surfacedAnother week, another unearthed piece from a late jazz giant. According to <i>Gearbox</i>, a …


Lost Thelonious Monk live recording released for the first time

July 27, 2018 In News<p><b>The original tapes were recovered from a skip.</b><p>A 1963 Thelonious Monk quartet concert is being released for the first time, via …


GBBP 190: Kris Bowers

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Great Big Beautiful Podcast, Episode 190: Kris BowersYou can find us online at! You can listen on …

Shonda Rhimes

Thelonious Monk Creates a List of Tips for Playing a Gig: “Don’t Listen to Me, I Am Supposed to Be Accompanying You!”

We’re fascinated by lists. Other people’s lists. Even the ones left behind in shopping carts are interesting (Jarlsburg, Gruyere and Swiss? Must be …


‘Live’ by Cyrille Aimée Review: A Fresh Spin on Old Records

In her latest album, jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée uses rhythm and sonics to recast familiar tunes in her own image.<p>By<p>Will Friedwald<p>One of the more extraordinary tracks on “Live,” the new album by jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée, is her radical revision of Thelonious Monk’s jazz classic “Well, You …

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