Lorraine Gordon and Championing Monk

It's hard to believe that there was a time when people had to be convinced of Thelonious Monk's genius. But as an early champion of the piano player, Lorraine Gordon had to use her powers of persuasion to secure
him his first gig at the Village Vanguard. [1:29]
Excerpt of “Blues Five Spot” composed and performed by Thelonious Monk from Misterioso, used by courtesy of Concord Music Group and by permission of Thelonious Music Corp (BMI)

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