Celebrating Monk’s 99th birthday
Thelonious Monk would have been 99 years old on 10/10/16. Here’s a clip of Yoko playing Monk’s “In Walked Bud,” which is a tribute to Bud Powell, another great jazz pianist.
Here’s Monk himself playing “Don’t Blame Me.”
And finally, this is Bud Powell playing Charlie Parker’s “Anthropology.”
OK fine. Here’s Charlie Parker.