Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk

American jazz pianist
Everybody in all countries tries to play jazz.More Thelonious Monk quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sometimes it's to your advantage for people to think you're crazyMore Thelonious Monk quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Jazz is my adventure. I'm after new chords, new ways of syncopating, new figures, new runs. How to use notes differently. That's it. Just using notes differently.More Thelonious Monk quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
At this time the fashion is to bring something to jazz that I reject. They speak of freedom. But one has no right, under pretext of freeing yourself, to be illogical and incoherent by getting rid of structure and simply piling a lot of notes one on top of the other. There's no beat anymore. You can't keep time with your foot. I believe that what is happening to jazz with people like Ornette Coleman, for instance, is bad. There's a new idea that consists in destroying everything and find what's shocking and unexpected; More Thelonious Monk quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't know what other people are doing - I just know about me.More Thelonious Monk quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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