Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

ISBN-13: 9781439190463
ISBN-10: 1439190461
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Kelley, Robin
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Free Press
Format: Paperback 624 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781439190463
ISBN-10: 1439190461
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Kelley, Robin
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Free Press
Format: Paperback 624 pages

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Acknowledged authors Kelley, Robin wrote Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original comprising 624 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1439190461 and 9781439190463. Since then Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.92 or rent at the marketplace.

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The first full biography of legendary jazz musician Thelonious Monk, written by a brilliant historian, with full access to the family's archives and with dozens of interviews. Now updated with an afterword for Monk’s 2017 centennial.

Thelonious Monk is the critically acclaimed, gripping saga of an artist’s struggle to “make it” without compromising his musical vision. It is a story that, like its subject, reflects the tidal ebbs and flows of American history in the twentieth century. To his fans, he was the ultimate hipster; to his detractors, he was temperamental, eccentric, taciturn, or childlike. 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. Elegantly written and rich with humor and pathos, Thelonious Monk is the definitive work on modern jazz’s most original composer.

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