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BRILLIANT CORNERS

65th ANNIVERSARY 

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THELONIOUS MONK CRUNCH

 

EDITORIAL

The Little Red Wagon

On this day in 1957, Monk began recording Monk’s Music, a masterpiece known for its star-studded lineup and iconic cover photo.  By DJ Pari.  A few days ago, just as I was pondering how to begin my essay about the...

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One for the Ages

Drummer T.S. Monk, talks to DJ Pari (https://totallywiredradio.com/dj-pari/ ) about the making of Brilliant Corners 65 years ago, what it was like growing up as the son of a jazz legend, and his father’s legacy. Brilliant Corners, your father’s third...

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A Turning Point in Modern Jazz

Sixty-five years ago today, Thelonious Monk began recording his masterpiece Brilliant Corners. By DJ Pari Nineteen-sixty five was a challenging and momentous year in Monk’s career. In January, a house fire had destroyed his home on West 63rd Street. Most...

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