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August 17, 2018
7:00 PM
Normal Theater
209 W North St

Normal, IL 61761
$7 for General Admission, $5 for Students
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Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Jazz / On Screen series presented by Further Jazz returns! Along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Thelonious Monk is credited as one of the pioneering musicians of bebop and is the second most recorded jazz composer in the world. Charlotte Zwerin's documentary, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, tries to unravel Monk, who was known for having a thorny personality and an aggressive playing technique to match. Interviews with Monk's son and fellow musicians shed some light, and performance footage from a European tour captures his idiosyncratic style. PG-13 / 93 min. And join us after the film for a concert of Thelonious Monk's music performed by Glenn Wilson & Friends, already included in your ticket price.