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Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser

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This documentary of the late jazz great [[Performer~P103275~Thelonius Monk)~theloniousmonk]] (1917-1982) uses footage taken from 14 hours of European concert performances filmed in 1967-68 by [[Performer~P82034~Christian Blackwood~christianblackwood]]. From his childhood in New York City's San Juan Hill, Monk grew up to become one of the most innovative jazz pianists of all time. Monk ushered in the bebop era of the 1940s and influenced such contemporary greats as [[Performer~P105610~Charlie...more

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