Thelonious Monk: A Black History Musical Tribute to Jazz©

Fast, improvised, repetition abound
In percussive playing, dissonance sounds

Bebop creator with pals Charlie and Dizzy
A musical recipe in Black history

Monk, synonymous with Minton’s Playhouse then
Till now, his style still rocks in Harlem

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playing “Well, You Needn’t” at Minton’s Playhouse, Harlem, NY

Written for the Sunday Muse #199 and Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt #249—a poem in just 36 words.

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In creative solidarity, Dee

16 thoughts on “Thelonious Monk: A Black History Musical Tribute to Jazz©

    1. Exactly!!! When you’re operating outside the status quo you’re “misunderstood”. Most outliers only get their notoriety after they’ve passed, sad uh!? Thanks for stopping by and your comment 😊


    1. Yes Helen, agree—he’s the BOSS!!! Before covid Minton’s was my go to place to connect with the masters through present day artists. Dizzy’s has reopened. Live jazz coming back slowly. I hope you’re able to practice your craft under the pandemic 👍🏽👍🏽

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