A Monk Apart

Straight, No Chaser, an exceptional documentary on a phenomenal jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, is available on You(guess-it-right)Tube. I don’t know how many times I have come back to this film just to watch Monk played. I have many favorite jazz pianists, but Monk’s idiosyncrasies both in his music and personality have always intrigued me.

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