Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk

American jazz pianist
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]
A note can be as small as a pin or as big as the world, it depends on your imagination.More Thelonious Monk quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Anybody talented in any way - they're called eccentric.More Thelonious Monk quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I never though much about race.More Thelonious Monk quotes [07/26/2011 07:07:00]
Don't play everything (or every time); let some things go by... What you don't play can be more important than what you do.More Thelonious Monk quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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