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Thelonious Monk - Dizzy Gillespie Giants of Jazz DVD Live at Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen 1971 / Previously Unissued! / Featuring Sonny Stitt, Kai Winding, Al McKibbon, Art Blakey

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Thelonious Monk - Dizzy Gillespie Giants of Jazz DVD 2009 Live at Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen 1971 / Previously Unissued! / Featuring Sonny Stitt, Kai Winding, Al McKibbon, Art Blakey

UPC 8436028696499

REGION 0 NTSC DVD

MADE IN EU

AUDIO: ENGLISH mono

TOTAL RUNTIME: 54 minutes

 

Thelonious Sphere Monk

American jazz pianist and composer.

Born: 10 October 1917 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA.
Died: 17 February 1982 in Weehawken, New Jersey, USA (aged 64).

One of the most influential pianists of the twentieth century, Thelonious Monk had a idiosyncratic improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire. He is often regarded as one of the founders of bebop. Monk's prolific compositions and improvisations are full of dissonant harmonies and angular melodic twists. His unorthodox approach to the piano combines a highly percussive attack with abrupt, use of silence and dramatic pauses. He was also known for a distinct fashion sense in his suits, hats and trademark sunglasses. Monk was an unconventional stage presence, known for getting up from his piano to dance (sometimes in a counter-clockwise motion which drew comparisons to ring-shout and Muslim Sufi whirling) while his band members were still playing. Monk is one of only five jazz musicians to date to be featured on the cover of Time magazine, which puts him in a select company with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Wynton Marsalis, and Dave Brubeck.

 

John Birks Gillespie

American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, singer, and composer dubbed "the sound of surprise". (born October 21, 1917, Cheraw, South Carolina, USA; died January 6, 1993, Englewood, New Jersey, USA)

Together, with Charlie Parker, he was the predominant figure in the development of bebop (bop), which laid the foundation for modern jazz. He taught and influenced many other musicians, including trumpeters Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Morgan, Jon Faddis and Chuck Mangione.

He was also one of the key founders of Afro-Cuban (or Latin) jazz, adding Chano Pozo's conga to his orchestra in 1947, and utilizing complex poly-rhythms early on.

 

 

Tracklist / Song list:

1   Round Midnight 5:42
2   Tour De Force 14:25
3   Lover Man 5:22
4   Tin Tin Deo 13:27
5   Everything Happens To Me 5:08
6   A Night In Tunisia 9:54

 

 

  • Alto SaxophoneSonny Stitt
  • BassAl McKibbon
  • DrumsArt Blakey
  • PianoThelonious Monk
  • TromboneKai Winding
  • TrumpetDizzy Gillespie

 

NTSC/Region 0. This was one of the nearly 50 concerts performed by the so-called Giants of Jazz, a true all-star group that toured Europe during the last few months of 1971 and the first few months of 1972. This band put an almost retired Thelonious Monk back on the road, and reunited him with Art Blakey, who had participated on some of Monk s early studio sessions. Six tracks.
Recorded live at Tivoli Gardens November 9, 1971
 
 
 

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