Magnificent documentary on the life of jazz giant Thelonious Monk, that features new interviews, archival photos, studio footage and live performances. A brilliant work that more fully tells the story of this groundbreaking pianist who was at once brilliant composer,
improviser and innovator. Featuring 25 songs by Monk, highlights
include: Monk's Quartet at the 5 Spot with Charlie Rouse;at the Village
Vanguard; Monk and "Nica" backstage at the Vanguard; a Columbia
recording session for the "Underground" album; on tour in Europe with
the octet; interviews with T. S. Monk, Jr., Charlie Rouse, his manager;
candid scenes of Monk and Nellie Monk. Produced and directed by
Charlotte Zwerin and Bruce Ricker.