Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thelonious Sphere Monk

1 comment:

Justine Valinotti said...

It's one of my favorite pieces of music. It's as complex as any sonata I've ever heard: The opening piano notes have a rather light, almost joyful feeling, but they, and the ensuing piano notes actually become the "counterweights" to what's played on the sax. Both instruments move seamlessly in their interplay because of the all-but-imperceptible silences between them: I don't think any musician ever used those brief soundless interludes better than Monk did.
Great stuff!