[o] Other: Class
Music 80E: History
Dr. Karlton E. Hester, Fall Quarter 2002
Thelonious Monk -
Monk [videorecording] : American composer / directed by Matthew Seig
; written by Quincy Troupe ; produced by Toby Byron and Richard Saylor ; a co-production
of Toby Byron/Multiprises in association with Taurus Film, Munich and VideoArts,
Published: New York, N.Y. : BMG Video,
- Billy Taylor said that Thelonious
Monk stuck completely to his own artistic vision and made it _____________________.
- Monks style is instantly
and infinitely identifiable. He combined _____________________ and _____________________
stylistic elements, as Weston pointed out.
- _____________________ observed
that Monks music was infused with _____________________ and inventiveness
while remaining firmly grounded in blues, stride piano, swing and modern musical
- _____________________ said his
father was always into his own thing.
- Monk played the _____________________
as a child before switching to piano (which his sister also played) as a consequence
- Monks values included religion,
education and _____________________.
- When Monk performed at Mintons
the club had the "hippest" fans in _____________________. Charlie
Christian, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Monk and the hand
full of progenitors of bebop produced cutting-edge music every night.
- _____________________ had phenomenal
technique at the piano which allowed him to execute an endless array of virtuoso
passes that characterized bop piano style. Monks style was contrasting.
He created an opposing style that emphasized musical space and an _____________________.
- People could not understand why
_____________________ chose Monk as his pianist, but _____________________
appreciated the importance of Monks contribution to the evolution of
- Monks individual expression
incorporated _____________________ displacement that stimulated the musical
thinking and musical approach of Parker, Gillespie and other bop musicians
who began moving beyond the bar lines in their musical phrasing.
- The influence of the tradition
established Duke Ellington, Art Tatum, Willie "The Lion" Smith,
and other early pianists were evident in Monks _____________________
- _____________________ was carrying
narcotics when he and Monk were stopped by federal agents. Knowing that Powell
had been arrested several times for drugs, Monk took the rap for the offense
causing him to lose his _____________________.
- Billy Taylor thought that Monks
loss of his _____________________ was a reflection of _____________________
aimed at minimizing the number of African American musicians working downtown
in New York.
- Without a _____________________
Monk could not work at _____________________ or _____________________, effectively
thwarting his ability to make a living for his family in New York. During
this period Monk _____________________ and spent time with his family.
- _____________________ was apparently
involved in making musical decisions (especially regarding repertoire) regarding
Monks music even though he was not a musician.
- Randy Weston points out that,
like most Global African music, Monks music involves the musical language
of _____________________. He would also _____________________ at and around
the piano because Monk realized that his music (like the music of the innovators
that preceded him) was _____________________ music.
- After visiting Monk a couple
of times (for many hours), and listening to him play, Weston realized that
Monk used _____________________ to communicate his musical ideas.
- Weston said that Monk's humorous
lines were used to communicate. Following one of those lines all the way down
the piano also revealed _____________________.
- _____________________ recalled
that Monk would practice a song like "Lulus Back in Town"
for at least _____________________ hours in tempo without a break.
- _____________________ appreciated
Monks genius and was a true patron of the arts.
- When Monk performed with _____________________
at the Five Spot he introduced _____________________ to a wealth of harmonic
ideas. These ideas enhanced _____________________ understanding of the blues
matrix, which he took back to Miles band. As a consequence, both musicians
moved away from more Eurocentric songs towards the expanded harmonic implications
that could be applied to _____________________ composition.
of Global African Music