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The Resource Thelonious Monk : the life and times of an American original, Robin D.G. Kelley

Thelonious Monk : the life and times of an American original, Robin D.G. Kelley

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Thelonious Monk : the life and times of an American original
Title
Thelonious Monk
Title remainder
the life and times of an American original
Statement of responsibility
Robin D.G. Kelley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Yet throughout much of his life, his musical contribution took a backseat to tales of his reputed behavior. Writers tended to obsess over Monk's hats or his proclivity to dance on stage. To his fans, he was the ultimate hipster; to his detractors, he was temperamental, eccentric, taciturn, or childlike. Now, historian Robin D. G. Kelley brings to light a startlingly different Thelonious Monk--witty, intelligent, generous, politically engaged, brutally honest, and a devoted father and husband. This is the saga of an artist's struggle to "make it" without compromising his musical vision; a story that, like its subject, reflects the tidal ebbs and flows of American history in the twentieth century.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kelley, Robin D. G
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monk, Thelonious
  • Jazz musicians
Label
Thelonious Monk : the life and times of an American original, Robin D.G. Kelley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
180755951
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Free Press hardcover edition
Extent
xviii, 588 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684831909
Lccn
2009008526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Thelonious Monk : the life and times of an American original, Robin D.G. Kelley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
180755951
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Free Press hardcover edition
Extent
xviii, 588 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684831909
Lccn
2009008526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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