Ken Burns Jazz

Ken Burns Jazz

by Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk


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Thelonious Monk, jazz's greatest iconoclast, spent a lifetime exploring chords that others couldn't hear, writing tunes that they couldn't play. Starting at the dawn of the bebop revolution, he composed music in obscurity for many years before those outside a small circle of Harlem musicians began to understand. Monk's compositional ingenuity produced a songbook whose emotional depth has been exceeded only by Duke Ellington's. He never abandoned his group concept, for all the changes in jazz fashion that took place over thirty years. His piano style has remained so fresh that while others have borrowed elements from it, none has ever tried to copy it whole. And his recorded output now sounds like the most consistently creative and engaging of all the postwar giants.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/07/2000
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646144923
catalogNumber: 61449

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thelonious Monk   Primary Artist,Piano
Pepper Adams   Baritone Saxophone
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Larry Gales   Bass
Ernie Henry   Alto Saxophone
Milt Jackson   Vibes
Sam Jones   Bass
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Max Roach   Drums
Sonny Rollins   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Rouse   Tenor Saxophone
Art Taylor   Drums
Wilbur Ware   Bass
McKibbon   Bass
Gene Ramey   Bass
Percy Heath   Bass
Ben Riley   Drums
Art Blakey   Drums
Donald Byrd   Trumpet
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone
Frankie Dunlop   Drums
Jay McAllister   Tuba
Robert Northern   French Horn
John Ore   Bass
Sahib Shihab   Alto Saxophone
John Simmons   Bass
Shadow Wilson   Drums
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Bob Belden   Discographical Information
Ken Burns   Executive Producer
Michael Cuscuna   Discographical Information
Didier C. Deutsch   Discographical Information
Peter Keepnews   Liner Notes
Hall Overton   Arranger
Herman Leonard   Cover Photo
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Hollis King   Art Direction
Ben Young   Discographical Information
Carlos Kase   Discographical Information
John Christiana   Packaging Manager
Lauren Atlas   Packaging Manager
Adam Owett   Art Direction
Clare Walker   Packaging Manager

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