'Round Midnight, Thelonious Monk

Sax quartet plays with heart, soul

Works reviewed: 
'Round Midnight, Thelonious Monk
Sax Appeal (1990), David Stock
Housing Project (1985), William Ortiz
Mr. Bill Goes to Washington, Keith Powell
Pittsburgh Post-Gaxette
Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 25 1993
Mark Kanny

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Monk, Thelonious Sphere

1920 —

THELONIOUS SPHERE MONK (1920-1982) At a time when pianists were practicing in order to play with maximum speed, Monk was inventing a new approach to the instrument. Thelonious Monk's style is heavily dependent on his rhythmic virtuosity and inventiveness. Monk sacrificed techniques of manual dexterity for techniques of expressiveness. A master of displaced accents, shifting meters, and anticipations, he shared similarities with Miles Davis. Davis and Monk were more than comfortable with the effective pause, and thoughtful use of space, rest, and silence.

'Round Midnight, Thelonious Monk

Composer First Names: 
Rainer Muller-Irion
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