Thelonious Monk Poster

$ 25.00

Brand: Jazz Age Editions

Thelonious Monk
Town Hall, New York City, 1959

Decorate your Wall.

12 Point Gloss Cover Paper – 17” x 24”
Suitable for Framing

By Dennis Loren - Art Print

Thelonious Monk (October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer who, according to The Penguin Guide to Jazz, was "one of the giants of American music".[1] Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Epistrophy," "'Round Midnight," "Blue Monk," "Straight, No Chaser" and "Well, You Needn't."

Often regarded as a founder of bebop, Monk's playing style later evolved away from that style. His compositions and improvisations are full of dissonant harmonies and angular melodic twists, and are impossible to separate from Monk's unorthodox approach to the piano, which combined a highly percussive attack with abrupt, dramatic use of silences and hesitations.

He is one of only five jazz musicians to be featured on the cover of Time.

This Poster is a Reproduction Poster of Thelonious Monk at New York back in 1959.

This Poster is a Quality Lithographic .