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Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser + Short Film: Waves

Expanding on rare 16mm footage of Monk’s 1967 tour shot by Christian Blackwood, Charlotte Zwerin has created the definitive filmic portrait of the master bop pianist-composer. The film fleshes out Monk’s character, from his harmonic theories to his use of quarter – tones to his relationship with his patron, baroness Nica de Koenigswarter. The music is of course sublime.

 

Event details

Waves (4 mins)
Tue 26 Jul
The sea, the waves, the universe and the ephemeral nature of life. Featuring John Ellis (piano). Video, pastel animation, photography.

Part of Counterpoint, a series of four new films by filmmaker Antony Barkworth-Knight in collaboration with Manchester based musicians Graham Massey, Olivia Moore, Ríoghnach Connolly and John Ellis.