Thelonious Monk: American Composer by Matthew Sieg (1991, 59 min.). Explore how Monk’s remarkable music originated from a mixture of composition, orchestration, and improvisation. Filmed largely in the ruins of Minton’s Playhouse, the Harlem nightclub where Monk and others pioneered their new sound, the documentary offers insights into the creative and biographical aspects of modern music’s most elusive genius.

Jazz on Film

Thelonious Monk: American Composer

Next Session: This event is closed.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
Admission
$9MFA members, seniors, and students
$11Nonmembers
Ticket Purchase Required
Event Type
Film