Thelonious Monk – Mr Misterioso

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This year marks the centenary of the birth of groundbreaking pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, an artist regarded by many as something of an outsider during his lifetime, but a man whose bold musical birthright now remains undeniable. With Monk's soundtrack recording for the French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses topping the Jazzwise Critics Poll, Brian Priestley took the opportunity to speak with Thelonious' son, drummer and bandleader T.S. Monk, to chart the legend's legacy and uncover the roots of his masterful musical innovations

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