Don't know what to do with yourself on a lazy and humid Sunday afternoon? Want to watch a film but don't want to leave the comfort of your home?
Well, look what I found for you on YouTube! It's the full 90 minute documentary Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser!
" Filmmaker Bruce Ricker couldn't believe his luck. Michael and Christian Blackwood's extensive 1968 footage of the groundbreaking modern jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, including the only footage of the very private Monk off stage, was in excellent condition.
The reels were, in Ricker's words, "just sitting there like the Dead Sea Scrolls of jazz." Ricker, as co-producer, joins director and fellow producer Charlotte Zwerin (Gimme Shelter), executive producer Clint Eastwood and others to bring these scrolls to astonishing life.