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Thelonious Monk

I Wanted to Hear Something Else... Something Better

The jazz legend talks to Les Tomkins in1965 about his early collaborations, what "technique" means to him and new emerging sounds.  

Interview: 1965

Source: Jazz Archive 

Interview Text or Transcript

I wouldn’t say I came from a musical family. I’m about the only one that I know of. Carolina is where I was born. My mother carried me and my brother and sister to New York when we were very small. I was about four.

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