Monk
A Portrait of the Legendary Jazz Musician

Monk - A Portrait of the Legendary Jazz Musician
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Monk - Theolonious Monk in New York and Atlanta
In 1968, Michael Blackwood and his production team had the opportunity to spend time with Thelonious Monk and his musicians, following him in New York and Atlanta. In New York…
Monk in Europe - The Famous Jazz Musician's European Tour
On his European tour his quartet was joined by Ray Copeland, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, and Johnny Griffin. They traveled as part of George Wein's Newport Jazz Festival road company…

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Danny

Amazing stuff. Wow! Beautiful footage.

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carmen

Great!

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Richardchristopher

March 17,2019---Monk in 1968 This is a scary video. You see the prowess of the sidemen, the guys hanging out in the kitchen like Roland Kirk, or out in the hallway sitting and waiting for their set, like Wes Montgomery and his brothers,and then there's Monk dancing, changing hats, just like I ...Read more

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Adam

One of the most unique players in music! Unbelievable footage

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Daryl

Wow, an genius .

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