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Title: Thelonius.Monk.Live.Norway.Denmark_1966
Category: Misc
Size: 4.22 GB
Added: December 3, 2018, 10:23 am

Rip SpecsYear: 2006
Country: Norway/ Denmark
Video: 1.33:1
Audio: Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitues: none
Dist: Jazz
Source: DVD5 NTSC
Program: MacTheRipper
Menus: Untouched
Video: Untouched
Audio: Untouched
Extras: Untouched

Live in Norway - 1966

Piano- Thelonious Monk
Tenor Sax- Charlie Rouse
Bass- Larry Gales
Drums- Ben Riley

Lulus Back In TownBlue MonkRound Midnight

Live in Denmork - 1966

Piano- Thelonious Monk
Tenor Sax- Charlie Rouse
Bass- Larry Gales
Drums- Ben Riley

Lulus Back In Town
Dont Blame Me

This DVD, which contains Thelonious Monk's two studio television performances taped in Oslo and Copenhagen in 1966, proves that seeing Monk is as important as hearing him. He's backed by his legendary quartet tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, bassist Larry Gales, and drummer Ben Riley, who was forced to play with a spare borrowed drumkit. Save for the two renditions of the standard "Lulu's Back in Town" and another popular song, "Don't Blame Me," the rest of the six selections are pure Monk, including the spellbinding "Blue Monk," the algorithmic "Epistrophy," and of course, his eternal ballad "'Round Midnight," delivered here at a slightly faster tempo. Thelonious's flat-fingered touch, trancelike dancing (which Riley playfully mimics), fancy footwork at the keyboard, and wild choice of hats steal the show. In the 20-page liner notes,trumpeter, arranger, and Monk scholar Don Sickler encourages you to, "[t]ake this fantastic opportunity to get a better understanding of his distinct style, of the unique way he accompanies soloists, and the other idiosyncrasies that make Monk a musical treasure."

Jazz Icons: Thelonious Monk features two intimate concerts filmed three days apart in Scandanavia in the Spring of 1966 with a legendary quartet that includes drummer Ben Riley, bassist Larry Gales and tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse. Thelonious Monk revolutionized jazz with his innovative musical approach and these remarkable performances allow viewers the rare opportunity to experience Monks genius up close on his classic compositions Blue Monk, Epistrophy and Round Midnight.

Liner Notes:

Foreword: THELONIOUS MONK - I never called the man that once in our life together. I always called him Daddy. Thats who he was to me, but his genius shined through, even in that capacity.
My father, like any other artist, was pleased that I chose music as a career, but my getting in was going to be difficultbecause of his reputation and because of jealous fans. His plan was brilliant. He never mentioned music to me, really.
Inspiration and humility are the keys to the kingdom of jazz. He wanted no artificial quests on my part to be him. He was interested in who I was. Just as he was interested in who Coltrane was; who Miles was; who Wilber Ware was and so on. To find myself, I had to be myself, and he and my mother, Nellie, made sure my sister Boo Boo and I had the chance to do just that.
That is the genius of Thelonious Monk. Simplicity, directness and freedom to be yourself. So, I thank him as a fan, as a successful jazz musician who can always look to him for renewed inspiration and most of all I thank him for being such a wise and generous father.
All my love to you, Daddy.

For further i, reuqests, or reviews, PM me. I didn't want to put too much verbiage in the box.
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