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New Left Review I/30, March-April 1965

Alan Becket

Monk in the Sixties

No living jazz musician has accomplished as much as Thelonious Monk. His music transcends jazz, in a way which Charlie Parker’s did not. He must be reckoned as one of the most important musicians ever to come out of America.

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