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24 NOVEMBER 2013

Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)

"Expanding on footage of Monk's 1967 tour shot by Christian Blackwood, Charlotte Zwering (Gimme Shelter) has created the definitive filmic portrait of the master bop pianist–composer. This captivating DVD digs deeper into the life of the famously eccentric pianist–composer ...

Straight, No Chaser fleshes out Monk's character considerably – from his harmonic theories to his use of quarter – tones (produced by hitting two adjacent piano keys simultaneously and occasionally even striking the boards with his entire forearm or his foot) to his mysterious relationship with his patron, baroness Nica de Koenigswarter."

(Vlatko, TopDocumentaryFilms.com)

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16mm19671988archive footageavailable light • Barry Harris • bebop • Ben Riley • black and white • Bob Jones • Bruce Ricker • Charlie Rouse • Charlotte Zwerin • Charlotte Zwering • Christian Blackwood • cinema of the streetClint Eastwood • Dick Hyman • direct cinemadissonancedocumentarydocumentary filmeccentricfilm lighting • filmic portrait • Frank Paccione • harmonic • Harry Colomby • improvised methodinfluential creators • jazz great • jazz masterjazz performancejazz pianist • Jimmy Cleveland • John Coltrane • Johnny Griffin • Juilliard School • Larry Gales • live performancelow light • Malpaso Productions • music documentary • music tour • musical genius • Nellie Monk • Nica De Koenigswarter • offbeat • Phil Woods • pianist-composer • pianoportrait • posthumous interview • Ray Copeland • recording sessionrecording studiorehearsal • Samuel Wright • sixties coolsocial realism • Straight No Chaser (1988) • Teo Macero • Thelonious Monk • Tommy Flanagan • Warner Bros

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
02 JULY 2004

The Awakening: Ahmad Jamal's innovative West Coast jazz album

"The music on this CD has been reissued many times, most recently in 1997. By 1970, pianist Ahmad Jamal's style had changed a bit since the 1950s, becoming denser and more adventurous while still retaining his musical identity. With bassist Jamil Nasser (whose doubletiming lines are sometimes furious) and drummer Frank Gant, Jamal performs two originals (playing over a vamp on 'Patterns'), the obscure 'I Love Music' and four jazz standards. Intriguing performances showing that Ahmad Jamal was continuing to evolve."

(Scott Yanow via http://allmusic.com/album/r141386)

Ahmad Jamal (piano) Jamil Nasser (bass) Frank Gant (drums) Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, February 2 & 3, 1970, 'The Awakening' album, Impulse Records. Tracks: 1). 'The Awakening', 2). 'I Love Music', 3). 'Patterns', 4). 'Dolphin Dance', 5). 'You're My Everything', 6). 'Stolen Moments', 7). 'Wave'

1). 'Stolen Moments'

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1970 • Antonio Carlos Jobim • authorship • bossa nova • CDcompositioncreative practice • Frank Gant • Herbie Hancock • Impulse Records • interpretation • Jamil Nasser • jazzjazz pianist • jazz standards • keyboardmusicmusical identitymusician • Oliver Nelson • patternperformancepianore-publish • Stolen Moments • The Awakening • treatmenttrioversion • West Coast jazz

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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