Loving Care

Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd and Randy Weston

in Monk's Music

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780520252004
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940963 | DOI:
Loving Care

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While the “mainstream” has marked itself off as the jazz style associated with tradition and as the bearers of Monk's legacy into the present, musicians who do not fit into the mainstream mold have found Monk's musical legacy an important point of reference and source of creativity. This chapter looks at a number of countermainstream claims on Monk's legacy, on the line of high modernism, exploring a diverse body of music from players who are not part of the neo-bop movement, but who also do not fit neatly into another particular subgroup. Lacy, Rudd, and Weston are particularly interesting to consider when thinking about the historical implications of Monk's music and its ability to impact jazz over time, because much of their work has dealt with Monk's music. All of this music plays an indispensable role in shaping the impressions of Monk as a historical figure and as a composer-performer.

Keywords: mainstream; jazz; Monk's legacy; countermainstream; high modernism; neo-bop movement

Chapter.  8313 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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