Compatible Quotes: Thelonious Monk

Jazz is my adventure. I’m after new chords, new ways of syncopating, new figures, new runs. How to use notes differently. That’s it. Just using notes differently.

If you really understand the meaning of be-bop, you understand the meaning of freedom.

I’m famous. Ain’t that a bitch!

Monk taught me more about music composition than anyone else on 52nd Street.—Miles Davis

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