Thu, April 22, 2021 7:00 P.M.
Thelonious Monk was a genius piano stylist and one of the most important composers in jazz history. He was fascinating from a personal perspective, as a self-conscious eccentric who also suffered from acute mental illness, and from a cultural perspective, as "the high priest of bebop" and a major inspiration to the beatniks. Historian Robin D.G. Kelley biography of Monk is "likely the most thorough possible illumination of the man behind the legend." (Library Journal)
To celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Jazz Project will host a virtual discussion of the biography, which is available as both in paper and as an e-audiobook.
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