Friday, February 23, 2007

Thelonius Monk Blue Monk

Thelonious Monk performing his composition 'Blue Monk' in 1958.

I've read in a few places that Monk was upset that Count Basie was sitting there and looking at him. He supposedly said something along the lines of "How would he like it if i stared at him when he played?" The other 'watchers' are Jimmy Rushing, Coleman Hawkins and the station announcer.

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