What effect do you feel Thelonious Monk’s mental illness had on his music?
For the following assignment you are to write an essay. (One page only)
Discuss ONE of the following questions related to the documentary : Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT9VeJBcEBM)
1. What effect do you feel Thelonious Monk’s mental illness had on his music?
2.. Do you feel that Monk’s relationship with the baroness was usual? If so, how would have dealt with their relationship if you were his wife, Nellie?
3. How did watching the documentary on Monk change your perspective about Monk, jazz musicians, and jazz, in general?