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Thelonious Monk composed the jazz standard Epistrophy, often considered his signature tune, in 1942. It appears on several studio albums and is a constant in his live shows. Its angular and slightly discordant style show a break with previous jazz forms, as well as with contemporaneous bebop composers. In addition to providing a perfect showcase for Monk's improvisations, though, the driving yet slightly off-balance tune has proven consistently popular and is now a standard among jazz musicians everywhere.

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  • this is an epistle to the hypocrisy that still exists and mistreats those who see and want the right to be......
  • SPELLBOUNDING TO WATCH MONK PLAY,HIS SOLO ON THIS CUT IS THE STUFF JAZZ LEGENDS ARE MADE OF
  • lineup?
  • not as jazzy as Im2jazzy4U and I love Monk's playing
  • how much you miss multicolouredb...how much you miss...
  • I am decorating my house in advance of my daughters visit. DANCING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Still not enamoured by Monk!!!!!!!!!!
  • ! Just how many times did he record it ? www.last.fm/search/overview?q=Thelonious+Monk+Epistrophy&type=track&page=1 ~~~ Which are peoples' favourites and why? (And where should the apostrophe(Epistrophy ;-)? ) go?)
  • 110914 only about 2:00 long

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