Album artwork for Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk

Pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk is quite rightly heralded as one of the major figures involved in the birth of bebop and consequently revered, alongside such luminaries as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, as a father of what became known as modern jazz. But, in so many respects, his stylistic approach to the music differed from his illustrious contemporaries. For whilst Parker, Gillespie and his fellow pianist Bud Powell often displayed their considerable technique at ridiculously fast tempos, Monk's approach was entirely different with a keyboard technique that used a considerable amount of space and relied greatly on its percussive qualities for impact. He fitted into the world of these who wished to take the world of jazz to the next stage after the swing era, but became part of the be-bop scene by default, not design.

Thelonious Monk

Brilliant Corners

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Album artwork for Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
LP

$18.99

Black
Released 06/22/2016Catalog Number

DOL739HG

Album artwork for Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
LP

$24.99

180 Gram, Import, Bonus track

Released 04/17/2022Catalog Number

WXT2869888.1

Album artwork for Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
LP +

$19.99

Blue
Released 02/18/2022Catalog Number

DOL739HB

Thelonious Monk

Brilliant Corners

Doxy
Album artwork for Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
LP

$18.99

Black
Released 06/22/2016Catalog Number

DOL739HG

Album artwork for Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
LP

$24.99

180 Gram, Import, Bonus track

Released 04/17/2022Catalog Number

WXT2869888.1

Album artwork for Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
LP +

$19.99

Blue
Released 02/18/2022Catalog Number

DOL739HB

Pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk is quite rightly heralded as one of the major figures involved in the birth of bebop and consequently revered, alongside such luminaries as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, as a father of what became known as modern jazz. But, in so many respects, his stylistic approach to the music differed from his illustrious contemporaries. For whilst Parker, Gillespie and his fellow pianist Bud Powell often displayed their considerable technique at ridiculously fast tempos, Monk's approach was entirely different with a keyboard technique that used a considerable amount of space and relied greatly on its percussive qualities for impact. He fitted into the world of these who wished to take the world of jazz to the next stage after the swing era, but became part of the be-bop scene by default, not design.