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The Resource Thelonious Monk : the life and times of an American original, Robin D.G. Kelley

Thelonious Monk : the life and times of an American original, Robin D.G. Kelley

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Thelonious Monk : the life and times of an American original
Title
Thelonious Monk
Title remainder
the life and times of an American original
Statement of responsibility
Robin D.G. Kelley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
His angular melodies and dissonant harmonies shook the jazz world to its foundations, ushering in the birth of "bebop" and establishing Monk as one of America's greatest composers. Yet throughout much of his life, his musical contribution took a backseat to tales of his reputed behavior. Writers tended to obsess over Monk's hats or his proclivity to dance on stage. To his fans, he was the ultimate hipster; to his detractors, he was temperamental, eccentric, taciturn, or childlike. Now, historian Robin D. G. Kelley brings to light a startlingly different Thelonious Monk--witty, intelligent, generous, politically engaged, brutally honest, and a devoted father and husband. This is the saga of an artist's struggle to "make it" without compromising his musical vision; a story that, like its subject, reflects the tidal ebbs and flows of American history in the twentieth century.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelley, Robin D. G
Dewey number
  • 786.2/165092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML417.M846
LC item number
K46 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monk, Thelonious
  • Jazz musicians
Label
Thelonious Monk : the life and times of an American original, Robin D.G. Kelley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-562), discography (p. 563-[571]), filmography (p. 572) and index
Control code
ocn180755951
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xviii, 588 p., [14] p. of plates
Isbn
9780684831909
Lccn
2009008526
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1163356
  • (OCoLC)180755951
Label
Thelonious Monk : the life and times of an American original, Robin D.G. Kelley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-562), discography (p. 563-[571]), filmography (p. 572) and index
Control code
ocn180755951
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xviii, 588 p., [14] p. of plates
Isbn
9780684831909
Lccn
2009008526
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1163356
  • (OCoLC)180755951

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