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Welcome to the Thelonious Monk Store Blog

By Julion St Hill

Welcome to the Thelonious Monk Store Blog

 

A blog can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. The impact and/or entertainment value blogs possess are limitless and have become increasingly more important in this digital age. Honestly, without blogs there’s no telling what alternative path this world would have embarked on. 

 

Introducing the Thelonious Monk Store Blog. In this space our intentions are clear: promote integrity, honesty and originality, and the pursuit of forward-thinking concepts through various visual and sonic mediums. All that we do is in the name of legendary jazz musician, Thelonious Monk; his contributions to Jazz and global music as a whole, is a direct result of his dedication to seek and achieve the creative freedom we encourage here. 

Thelonious Monk Discussing Problem

Whether or not you are a jazz novice or have Monk’s faced stretched across your chest, curtesy of our Short Sleeve Monk Tee, we’re offering an exploration into the philosophies Monk carried that exceed the boundaries of jazz. Our content will cover our latest merchandise drops, artists collaborations, music and fashion events, and various historical and contemporary interpretations of Jazz and the culture that birthed it.

Among the piles of information dictating lifestyle choices and political beliefs, make sure to check in here to seek solace in reading content designed in dedication to Monk’s major life keys.

The Brooklyn Bridge

 

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THELONIOUS MONK 100th BIRTHDAY IMPROV SHOW

By Julion St Hill

THELONIOUS MONK 100th BIRTHDAY IMPROV SHOW

12 improvisors play Monk's classic album "Solo Monk" in different configurations from solos to larger ensembles.  Performers include Kris Davis, David Virelles, Shabaka Hutchings, Sam Newsome, Marc Ribot, Charlie Burnham, Erik Friedlander, Linda Oh, Trevor Dunn, Hamid Drake, Andrew Cyrille, and Deva Mahal. 

Andy Milne Playing Piano

Since its founding in 2005, NYC Winter Jazzfest has cemented a reputation as a hotbed of cultural discovery, presenting new and exciting sounds and sights throughout New York City. Praised by The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR and countless others, the festival, year-after-year, continues to grow at a rapid pace, from its original one-day, single-location program to a 2017 master plan that will put 150+ groups comprised of 600+ artists onto 13 stages over six nights across Downtown Manhattan.

In 2015, the festival was voted “#1 Jazz Festival in North America” by JazzTimes Magazine and has become a pivotal destination for arts leaders and cultural cognoscenti who visit the city early in the year.Playing Drumshttps://www.winterjazzfest.com/

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NYC WINTER JAZZ FEST: THE NEW SCHOOL PANEL

By Julion St Hill

NYC WINTER JAZZ FEST: THE NEW SCHOOL PANEL

THELONIOUS MONK MAKES A HUNDRED AT THE NEW SCHOOL, 5th Floor Theater - 55 W 13th St New York, NY 10011

Telling Thelonious Monk History

It’s a challenge to fully measure the impact of Thelonious Sphere Monk on modern improvised music. John Coltrane called him “a musical architect of the highest order”. His compositions and concept remain refreshingly vibrant and timeless relevant today. No student of modern jazz can bypass the lessons inherent in his use of dissonance, angularity and the blues.

 

Thelonious Monk Introducing History

Music School Opening Panel Discussion

 

A panel of musicians and writers inciuding T.S. Monk, drummer and son of Thelonious Monk, Cuban pianist David Virelles, composer, musician and friend of Monk, David Amram, noted historian and Monk biographer Robin D.G. Kelley, and music journalist Larry Blumenfeld – moderated and orchestrated by music historian Ashley Kahn, will convene to discuss and gauge his importance as celebrate the start of his centennial year. This panel will also include multimedia materials, including rare home recordings of Monk speaking and playing piano and a peak at some never-before-released music recorded for the French film Les Liasons Dangereuses (1960).

Music School Opening Meeting

Music School Opening Meeting

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