Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser

  • 1988
  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • Documentary

Constructed around pre-existing footage of the legendary jazz pianist and composer, THELONIOUS MONK: STRAIGHT NO CHASER is a lively and loving tribute to the genius of Thelonious Monk. Co-producer Bruce Ricker acquired footage of Monk that noted documentarians Michael and Christian Blackwood shot in 1968 as Monk prepared for a world tour. Ricker, working...read more

Thelonius Monk, Straight No Chaser - Official Trailer
01:19 — Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser combines the Blackwood's rare footage of Monk in studio on tour and behind the scenes with new interviews, archiva (more…)
(Movie Clip) Be-Bop
Opening of Clint Eastwood's 1988 documentary, film shot by Michael and Christian Blackmore 20 years earlier, from Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (more…)
(Movie Clip) Blue Monk
Former road manager Harry Colomby recounts booking Thelonious Monk for a 1950's TV appearance, in Clint Eastwood's documentary produced by Bruce Ricke (more…)

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  • Released: 1988
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: Constructed around pre-existing footage of the legendary jazz pianist and composer, THELONIOUS MONK: STRAIGHT NO CHASER is a lively and loving tribute to the genius of Thelonious Monk. Co-producer Bruce Ricker acquired footage of Monk that noted documentar… (more)

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