Thelonious Monk The Life and Times of an American Original

ISBN-10: 1439190461
ISBN-13: 9781439190463
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 11/2/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Preface
Prelude
"My Mother Didn't Want Me to Grow Up in North Carolina"
"What Is Jazz? New York, Man!"
"I Always Did Want to Play Piano"
"We Played and She Healed"
"Why Can't You Play Music Like the Ink Spots?"
"They Weren't Giving Any Lectures"
"Since You Went Away I Missed You"
"I'm Trying to See If It's a Hit"
"Dizzy and Bird Did Nothing for Me Musically"
"The George Washington of Bebop"
"It's a Drag to Be in Jail"
"The 'Un' Years"
"France Libre!"
"Sometimes I Play Things I Never Heard Myself"
"The Greta Garbo of Jazz"
"As Long as I Can Make a Living"
"People Have Tried to Put Me Off as Being Crazy"
"My Time for Fame Will Come"
"The Police Just Mess with You ... for Nothing"
"Make Sure Them Tempos Are Right"
"Hell, I Did That Twenty-Five Years Ago"
"Bebopens Oversteprast"
"Maybe I'm a Major Influence"
"Everything Begins Here and Everything Ends Here"
"That's a Drag Picture They're Paintin' of Me"
"Sometimes I Don't Feel Like Talking"
"Let Someone Else Create Something New!"
"What Do I Have to Do? Play Myself to Death?"
"I Am Very Seriously Ill"
Postlude
Acknowledgments
A Technical Note on Monk's Music
Records and Tapes in Thelonious Monk's Personal Collection
Notes
Original Compositions
Selected Recordings
Selected Documentaries and Videos of Thelonious Monk
Index

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