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Monk's Mood: The Life of Monk

Week Five: Monk Big Band Style and the Columbia Years

Can’t commit to a full course? Single classes are now available at Swing University for $35 each (fees may apply).

Renowned as one of the greatest composers in jazz history, Monk primarily performed in small ensembles. Yet as a legatee of the big band era, hearing and playing his compositions with a larger sound palette was a challenge and opportunity that Monk embraced in the 1960s, the decade in which he finally achieved the wider recognition he long deserved, in large part due to his relationship with Columbia Records.


See the full course series here: https://academy.jazz.org/swing-university-spring-2018

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