Commomorating Monk

In commemoration of Thelonius Monk’s birthday, I give you a video of his live performance with his eccentricities on full display:

Watch what he does about 3 minutes in. Monk was an important figure in post-war jazz composition and performance and is one of the most widely performed jazz composers out there.

Speaking of jazz birthdays, yesterday was Yusef Lateef’s birthday. Here’s “Morning”

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