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  • After meeting Roach in 1957, Ms. Lincoln became friends with other jazz musicians, including Thelonious Monk, who encouraged her in her first efforts as a songwriter.

    Jazz singer, actress Abbey Lincoln dies at 80

  • Mr. Leonard chronicled jazz at a time of creative ferment in the 1940s and '50s, depicting such older giants as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, as well as the younger bebop generation of Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Clifford Brown and Miles Davis.

    Photographer Herman Leonard, who focused on jazz musicians, dies at 87

  • Classical music remains a part of their repertoire, though not more so than jazz: They've reimagined compositions by Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, among others, and in 2007 released "A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane."

    String Quartet Does Hendrix

  • SCOTT SIMON, host: Fifty years ago tonight, Thelonious Monk stepped out on the stage of New York's Town Hall Theater with nine other musicians to perform new arrangements of some of his best-known songs.

    Monk At Town Hall: Five Decades Of Jazz Lore

  • If you looked through the old city directories back around the time when Thelonious Monk was born in 1917, he had a very intense tobacco culture here, and the Atlantic Coast rail yard here was either the largest or the second largest rail yard in the whole south.

    Digging Up Thelonious Monk's Southern Roots

  • His career path is very much like Thelonious Monk that he was championed by some critics and journalists but it took decades before he found an audience for his particular style.

    A Goodbye to a Master of the Keys

  • TOM VITALE: At a rehearsal studio on West 55th Street, Hank Jones sits behind a Yamaha grand piano talking about Thelonious Monk, whose compositions Jones has tried to master.

    The Nimble, 'Young' Hank Jones

  • We have Thelonious Monk, who played in what a lot of people refer to as wrong note style.

    Classical Pianist Interprets Lyricism of Elliott Smith

  • To append my summer to-do's, I'll force myself to listen to stuff that I've been meaning to, mostly stuff that I haven't really 'gotten' yet: Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Scott Walker, Serge Gainsbourg, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk (I'm out on the jazz).

    oatcake Diary Entry

  • Charlie Parker, Kansas City sax star, moved to Manhattan in 1939 (following a trial taken three years earlier by Count Basic's band, with Lester Young in tow), and was soon part of an as yet unfocused musical ferment being stirred by such musicians as Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and the very young Bud Powell.

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