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Hearing Monk: History, Memory, and the Making of a Jazz Giant

Gabriel Solis

in Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252004
eISBN:
9780520940963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252004.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores how an ethnographic engagement with jazz musicians can be useful in setting a course for analyzing Monk's music in the present, looking back at Monk and his music with jazz ... More


Thelonious Monk’s Harmony, Rhythm, and Pianism

Evan Ziporyn and Michael Tenzer

in Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384581
eISBN:
9780199918331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384581.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Like the practitioners of other great improvisational genres such as Hindustani raga, jazz masters establish their own musical voice within a known musical rhetoric. An icon of the genre, Thelonious ... More


Three Pianists and the Monk Legacy: Fred Hersch, Danilo Perez, and Jessica Williams

Gabriel Solis

in Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252004
eISBN:
9780520940963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252004.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter analyzes the work of three pianists—Danilo Perez, Fred Hersch, and Jessica Williams— and addresses the personal experience of jazz musicians of making a place within the larger context ... More


“Classicism” and Performance

Gabriel Solis

in Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252004
eISBN:
9780520940963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252004.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

The creation of a jazz institutional mainstream or the creation of jazz institutions is the single most significant thing to happen in jazz in the 1980s and 1990s. This chapter deals with the ... More


Somewhere/Nowhere

Phil Ford

in Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199939916
eISBN:
9780199354467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939916.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter develops a picture of an emergent hip culture in the 1930s and early 1940s, during which hipness established itself as an African American poetics of self and then, in the dawning Cold ... More


A Biographical Sketch

Gabriel Solis

in Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252004
eISBN:
9780520940963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252004.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents some notes on Monk's life and career as a first step in understanding his legacy for the contemporary jazz scene, and provides a brief outline of his life, focusing on those ... More


Hard Bop Heterodoxy: Monk, Mingus, Miles, and Trane

David H. Rosenthal

in Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

Four superbad jazzmen, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and John Coltrane, were the embodiment of jazz that is at once earthy and exalted. These four giants were superbad because they ... More


Introduction

Gabriel Solis

in Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252004
eISBN:
9780520940963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252004.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Monk is an icon of jazz history and American culture in general. This chapter explores his legacy, looking at how and why musicians from successive generations have reacted and responded to that ... More


Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Clark Terry

Gwen Terry (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This is the story of one of the most recorded jazz trumpeters of all time, Clark Terry, born in 1920. Thi sbook takes us from his impoverished childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where jazz could be ... More


Moderns and After

Larry Kart

in Jazz in Search of Itself

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104202
eISBN:
9780300128192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104202.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter discusses the story and musical contributions of jazz musicians that belong to the third generation described in the previous chapter. It includes discussions on Dizzy Gillespie, ... More


Pianists

Thomas Owens

in Bebop: The Music and Its Players

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106510
eISBN:
9780199853182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106510.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Pianists deal differently with sound than do front-line players. They do not bring their instruments to the performance venue, but instead play whatever instrument awaits them. The tone of that ... More


Monk, a Legend

Peter Szendy

in Phantom Limbs: On Musical Bodies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267057
eISBN:
9780823272303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267057.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Thelonius Monk at the piano seen from the perspective of the long history of organology that leads from the Medieval musicus to today’s phonographic instruments.


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