#TSM 199 — Diamond T


American Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk

Before his
Time’s man
of his own hour
tick…tock ticks his
jazz notes deep down
cool fly by unsquare
beats in arrhythmic
meditative notes.
Nirvana floats.

from youtube comment:
Just to put it all together:
Thelonious Monk – piano
Charlie Rouse – tenor
Ben Riley – drums
Larry Gales – bass
Live in Norway, 1966

Carrie is the host of The Sunday Muse.

30 Comments Add yours

  1. His birthday was recently as Maynard G. Krebs would kmow

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Who is Maynard G. Krebs??

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  2. Carol anne says:

    wonderful Li! I loved how this flowed! xo

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carol Anne. I would have liked to say more but I don’t really know more (but would like to) about Mr. Monk.

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      1. Carol anne says:

        You know more than I know, I took mine in a different direction 😍😗

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Oh? Will have to check it out, and will in the very near future.

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  3. Jim says:

    Nirvana does float, “171 Market St. Ste 2A Collegeville, PA 19426. Directions · (215) xxx-8262. Call . . .” I googled it, you can also buy pool floats. I think though, you are talking about the “Nirvana” rock band. I’ve heard a little of her music but can’t remember much. Nice poem though, whatever.
    ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jim, the Nirvana I’m thinking of is a Buddhist term: “A state in which the mind, enlightened as to the illusory nature of the self, transcends all suffering and attains peace.” Thanks for reading and your comment.

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  4. fantastic, Lisa. You do him justice…


    David

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  5. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I like this a lot…I heard him some on CB’s site also. I love having this music playing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Max, it brings Nirvana to me to listen to it also. I’m glad you like him. I need to visit CB more. Only so many hours in a day…

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        Well…he has taken an extended break…dang it. I’m not sure if it’s forever.
        I mean this as the highest compliment….he is like the the cool neighborhood jazzy beatnick…

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  6. Carrie V. H. says:

    Nirvana floats…I love it and this poem Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Carrie thank you very much for your comment and for posting Diamond T’s image today.

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  7. Sadje says:

    Beautiful poem

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  8. Gillena Cox says:

    I think the highly creative does have to dwell there in the mind, enlightened before returning to the people sphere with his creative gifs. Nice one
    Have a good Sunday

    Much love…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gillena thank you for reading and your insightful comment. Happy Sunday to You.

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  9. memadtwo says:

    Of his own Time, no doubt about that. (K)

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  10. Helen Dehner says:

    You may not know much about Mr. Monk … your poetry says you did homework. Nirvana … ahhhhh. Loved this.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Helen, I appreciate your saying so 🙂 Thanks much. Hoping you are enjoying your Sunday.

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  11. Spot on. Brilliant Lisa.

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  12. qbit says:

    Live in Norway — so good!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It truly is amazing! I think jazz musicians are great doing solo work, but I think they go to the next level in ensemble.

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  13. Dale says:

    I had to google him to see why three people mentioned him in the last few days!
    This was great!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Dale!

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