Happy 103rd Birthday, Monk!
To celebrate Thelonious Monk this October, here is a lick from his quintessential 12 bar blues, “Straight, No Chaser.”
The opening chorus of his solo features a rhythmic melodic idea which he transforms through the chorus with style.
Thanks for the music, Monk!
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