Witness the brilliant composer and dazzling pianist in action.
Monk was a brilliant composer and dazzling pianist whose sense of rhythm, space, and harmony made him one of the founders of modern jazz. He first played in the UK in 1961 and was showcased twice in the BBC’s famous Jazz 625 series.
Jazz 625: Thelonious Monk (pts 1 & 2)
BBC 1965/1966. 90min
These two programmes feature Thelonious Monk and his band (Ben Riley, Larry Gayles and Charlie Rouse). Parts of this material were restored by the BBC in 1990.