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Thelonious Monk: Paris 1969

This odd, frayed, faded document, newly unearthed, may make you cry, sometimes from heartbreak, sometimes from joy.

Thelonious Monk was only 52 in 1969, and had another 12 years to live. But in terms of his artistic life, he was near the end. At the Salle Pleyel in Paris, on Dec. 15, 1969, the flame of his creativity still burned, even if it was like a candle in the wind.

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