Thelonious Monk The Genius of Modern Music
he program will feature Thelonious Monk. A presentation on the life and times of this enigmatic musician by T M Hosangady will be followed by a live performance on Monk’s compositions by the Aubrey Dias quartet.
Monk is considered the Genius of Modern Music. His creative work spanned the period from the early 50s to the 70s. Considered quirky in his time, his playing style featured dissonances and angular melodic twists His compositions were consistent with his unorthodox approach to the piano. And yet he was completely musical. His distinctive look and demeanour along with his ‘Monkisms’ completed this unique artiste.
Mon’s image and his music have grown multiple times since his passing in ’82. His challenging compositions are now a holy grail for aspiring jazz musicians. Many have tried to imitate Monk but he remains a musician impossible to copy.
So coupled with a live performance on Monk’s compositions,this is guaranteed to be an engaging session. Bring your family and friends along
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