Thelonious Monk was one of the true, undisputed innovators of jazz. His influence, both in playing and composition, altered all of us as musicians and even more fans of the art form. Straight, No Chaser primes itself as the definitive film documenting Monk’s life. With insight from family, friends, and collaborators such as John Coltrane, Teo Macero, Johnny Griffin, and more the picture the film paints is one of incredible talent and collaborative spirit. Early on Monk took notice from  fellow jazz legends Fats Waller, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and more, which only furthered his vibe and energy. Check out the entire film below and comment with your thoughts!

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1 Replies to "Thelonious Monk Straight, No Chaser"
Francesco Canas says:
April 5, 2012 at 7:29 pm

wooooo…go jazz nerds

*proceeds to watch*

there’s a lot of good writing/film on monk now that is much more authentic than the previous caricatures and such, I read that bio that came out recently..I cant remember the name but its awesome.

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