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Documentary: Straight No Chaser
The life and times of Thelonious Monk
Made in in 1988 by Director Charlotte Zwerin
The life and times of one of the most extraordinary pianist/composers of the 20th century.
Lots of concert footage and interviews with friends, family and colleagues.
Appearing in alphabetical order.
Jimmy Cleveland, trombonist, Thelonious Monk Octet
Harry Colomby, personal manager
Ray Copeland, Thelonious Monk Octet: trumpet
Nica De Koenigswarter
Tommy Flanagan, duo, piano performance
Larry Gales, Thelonius Monk Quartet / Thelonious Monk Octet, bass player
Johnny Griffin, Thelonious Monk Octet, tenor sax
Barry Harris, duo, piano performance
Bob Jones, road manager
Teo Macero, Columbia Records producer
Thelonious Monk Jr.
Thelonious Monk (archive footage)
Frank Paccione, Vocalist
Ben Riley, Thelonious Monk Quartet / Thelonious Monk Octet, drummer
Charlie Rouse, Thelonious Monk Quartet: saxophone, Thelonious Monk Octet: tenor saxophone
Phil Wood, Thelonious Monk Octet, alto sax
Samuel E. Wright, Narrator
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