Category Archives: Thelonious Monk


Dear folks & followers – It’s a great pleasure for me to present the best from our concert at a small Greek restaurant in Cologne, on Pentecost Sunday three years ago. Here we go with almost 60 minutes of swingin’ … Continue reading

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EXTRA UPDATE: BIRD ‘n’ DIZ, Or: Why it didn’t work no more. — Two ‘Live’ Sets from New York’s Carnegie Hall (1952) & from Portland’s Civic Auditorium (1954)

This is an extra update to my article from November 17 on Lee Konitz’s brilliant solo features with Stan Kenton. Two tracks – the 2nd “Lover Man” & “In Lighter Vein” – have been taken from the pictured LP which … Continue reading

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FAMOUS (or not so famous) QUOTES BY VIAN, THE DUKE, MONK, DIZ ‘n’ … ;)

“There are only two things: love, all sorts of love, with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington. Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly.” ∽ Boris Vian “It Don’t Mean A Thing … Continue reading

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