Rhythm-n-ning - Thelonius Monk 1961.
Performing in a studio in the Netherlands in 1961 we witness Thelonius Monk (1917-1982), one of the leading bebop musicians of the jazzworld.
Monk's manner was idiosyncratic. Visually, he was renowned for his distinctively "hip" sartorial style in suits, hats and sunglasses. You’ll notice his weird approach where he was able to play with stretched-out fingers. Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "'Round Midnight," "Blue Monk," "Straight, No Chaser" and “Rhythm-n-ning”.
In this clip he plays with his regular musicians Charlie Rouse tenor sax, John Ore bass andFrankie Dunlop drums.