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Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making / Edition 1
     

Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making / Edition 1

by Gabriel Solis
 

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ISBN-10: 0520252004

ISBN-13: 9780520252004

Pub. Date: 12/05/2007

Publisher: University of California Press

"Gabriel Solis's study of Thelonious Monk's legacy energizes an important development in jazz studies. Respectful of Monk and his musical heirs, Solis nevertheless offers insights on Monk myth-building by opposing jazz camps in which both moldy figs and avant-gardists claim him as their own. Moving beyond exploding these turf battles, Solis comes to deep

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"Gabriel Solis's study of Thelonious Monk's legacy energizes an important development in jazz studies. Respectful of Monk and his musical heirs, Solis nevertheless offers insights on Monk myth-building by opposing jazz camps in which both moldy figs and avant-gardists claim him as their own. Moving beyond exploding these turf battles, Solis comes to deep realizations about jazz as a practice. This will become an often-cited work, even a transformative one."—Steven F. Pond, author of Head Hunters: The Making of Jazz's First Platinum Album (winner of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music's Woody Guthrie Prize)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520252004
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/05/2007
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
Monk and His Music
A Biographical Sketch     19
Hearing Monk: History, Memory, and the Making of a Jazz Giant     28
Monk, Memory, and the Moment of Performance
The Question of Voice     63
Three Pianists and the Monk Legacy: Fred Hersch, Danilo Perez, and Jessica Williams     81
Inside and Outside: Monk's Legacy, Neoconservatism, and the Avant-Garde
Defining a Genre: Monk and the Struggle to Authenticate Jazz at the End of the Twentieth Century     111
"Classicism" and Performance     134
Monk and Avant-Garde Positions     158
Loving Care: Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, and Randy Weston     185
Afterword     205
Notes     207
Bibliography     219
Index     233

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