A scholarly tome about the High Priest of Modern Jazz. Robin Kelley's masterfully told, rich tapestry of Monk's life is pure genius. A must-read for every jazz aficionado. Recommended by Adrienne C. Saxophonist and composer Charlie Parker is likely to remain the most important jazz musician ever! His influence was huge, yet his life was tragic, lasting only 34 years.
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