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Thelonious monk celebrated

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Thelonious Monk fans are celebrating the 50th anniversary of his break-through concert in New York’s Town Hall. The celebrations include a concert by Jason Moran.

Born in 1917 Thelonious Monk died in 1982 and was most famous for his improvisations and his use of dissonance. In recent years Thelonious Monk has come to the attention of a larger audience and these days is considered, alongside giants like Miles Davies and John Coltrane, as one of the architects of modern jazz.
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