Tag Archive for ‘Thelonious Monk’

A Quiet Sip …

Today, I remember Mad Thad. Born on March 28th, 1923. He would have been 90 years old. A Michigan man. He played with everyone, a true populist. The democracy of Hard Bop. Dexter Gordon, Milt Jackson, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus,… Read More ›

Zin Monk

As today is the day the world mourns the anniversary of the passing of the great Thelonious Monk, I want to talk about Monk. And because I work for, and write for, Ridge Vineyards, I want to talk about zinfandel…. Read More ›