Thelonious Monk

Straight No Chaser

DVD - 2001
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Thelonious Monk
A wide-ranging documentary that aims to put Monk's status into context and perspective. It blends the history of Monk's early career in Harlem with archival black-and-white footage of the pianist performing his own compositions for Norwegian and French TV.

Published: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, 2001.
ISBN: 0790752980
Branch Call Number: DVD 781.65 THE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) :,sd., col. and b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Monk, Thelonious


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jan 03, 2012
  • Ellington4 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A superb documentary about the complex jazz giant Thelonius Monk. There's lots of music, in performance and in recording sessions, of most of Monk's major compositiions and some obscure ones. Also there's a surprising amount of personal and behind-the-scenes footage that adds a touching element. Very rewarding.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Find it at DBRL


Explore Further

Browse the Shelf

Subject Headings