Wednesday Dec 4
Just Released, a 1969 Thelonious Monk Recording Still Feels Fresh
By 1969, the great jazz pianist Thelonious Monk was in many ways past his creative prime.
DVD-CD review: 'Thelonious Monk: Paris 1969' has great moments
Is a document of an artist in the twilight of his career as vital as one that captures his prime? That's the key question in "Thelonious Monk: Paris 1969," a new DVD-CD combo that functions as a companion piece of sorts for the bittersweet "Straight No Chaser," a 1988 documentary assembled from footage of Monk and his band in 1968.