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Round Midnight

Round Midnight is a 1944 jazz standard with the distinction of being recorded by a jazz artist more than any other jazz composition. Thelonious Monk grew up in New York and could play anything he heard. He was influenced by the early stride Piano players. His best known composition has a definite “after hours sound“. Monks original version on The Best Of The Blue Note Years  album is the most historically significant. His Himself album contains his most intimate take on the song. Thelonious Monks playing is really different. He literally turned the jazz world upside down with his sound when he came on the scene as a leader. You have to expose yourself to some of his albums.

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  1. March 25, 2009 at 12:38 am

    I am wondering where the video was shot in the top clip. The one with the entire group playing. It looks like it could be a museum? Also what year was it done ? Just curious. Love the blog!

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