Saturday, March 13, 2010


Continuing with subject of the Monk book I am reading this video was recorded in 1957. Monk was part of a ten part TV series on CBS called The seven lively arts. This episode, The Sound of Jazz presented all of the top jazz artists at the time. As you can see ,Count Basie is sitting directly in front of the piano enthralled with Monks playing . Monk appears to be cool about the situation but in the book the author states that later he was furious, even saying the next time he saw Count Basie playing he would do the same to him! Funny how things are not always as they seem!

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