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Five Minutes That Will Make You Love Thelonious Monk. Jazz musicians & writers share their favorite Monk tunes.

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The Jazz Baroness, about Monk's friendship with Pannonica (“Nica”) de Koenigswarter - a Rothschild - includes notable gems about Monk's playing style but nothing - nothing - will top drummer Chico Hamilton's line:

“Man, I’ve played with piano players who played all the white keys, and I’ve played with piano players who played all the black keys. But I never played with no motherf***er who played in between the cracks.”

I think about that quote every time I put Monk on. Every time.

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