ISTANBUL, TURKEY - APRIL 30: Students from Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz attend the All-Star Concert as part of the International Jazz Day at Hagia Irene Museum on April 30, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.
I don’t have a problem with anyone who wants to refer to what they do as jazz. I do have a problem with the historical connotations of the word, which has been well documented. … Many great artists, including Thelonious Monk, were not fans of the word. [Sidney] Bechet, Miles, we can go on down the line.
And I had this friend who made his own ramps, had a halfpipe in his backyard -- but he also was a deejay, making beats. So that was kind of my environment -- the culture of hip-hop, the culture of skating. And then also around that time -- I was 11 or 12 -- I started getting into jazz, Thelonious Monk.
When I finally heard people like Erroll Garner and Thelonious Monk, I was drawn to the music’s freedom without knowing that what they played was called jazzMore quotes »
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