His motto was "There are no wrong notes on the piano."
“Working with Monk brought me close to a musical architect of the highest order. I felt I learned from him in every way—through the senses, theoretically, technically.”
By the time Monk was thirteen, he had won the weekly amateur competition at the Apollo Theater so many times that the management banned him from re-entering the contest.
Keyboardist, bandleader, and jazz innovator.
A jazz maverick and creative force in music 40+ years.
The term covers subgenres like hard bop and free jazz.
Black music finely crafted and packaged for the masses.
The sound of young America masterminded by Berry Gordy.
Combines rhythm & blues and gospel music styles.
Soul gets high.
Rock loses the roll but gains amplitude and attitude.