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Monk - Moonlight - Moments
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01/06/2008
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  PLAY DATE : Sun, 01/06/2008        
  9:00 PM Dave Brubeck   Three to Get Ready Blue Note 65122
  9:06 PM Chet Baker   Moonlight Becomes You Pacific Jazz 28262
  9:09 PM Brad Mehldau   No Moon At All Nonesuch 79910
  9:15 PM Billie Holiday   I Wished on the Moon verve 849434
  9:23 PM Wayne Shorter   Dance Cadaverous Blue Note 99001
  9:31 PM Oliver Nelson   Stolen Moments MCA 154
  9:40 PM John Coltrane   Moment's Notice Blue Note 53428
  9:49 PM Ella Fitzgerald   From This Moment On verve 531762
  9:53 PM Wes Montgomery   Bumpin' On Sunset verve 547769

Jazz Profiles: Thelonious Monk

"For years, they were telling me to play commercial, be commercial. I'm not commercial. I say, play your own way. You play what you want, and let the public pick up on what you were doing, even if it takes 15, 20 years."Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk's sound is one of the most recognizable in modern jazz. An original on and off the bandstand, he launch pad of modern bebop, and also created a body of work in its own orbit.

When you hear his name, you can expect to hear some of the most original and challenging music of the 20th century. Whether it's his dissonant chords or his uncanny sense of space and syncopation, pianist and composer Thelonious Monk's sound is easily recognizable. He left behind a legacy that has had a lasting influence on modern music and fellow musicians.

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