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  • Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)
  • PG-13
    90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)
PG-13
90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

A documentary film about the life of pianist and jazz great Thelonious Sphere Monk. Features live performances by Monk and his band, and interviews with friends and family about the offbeat genius.
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Oct 1, 1989 (United States)

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19 cast members
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Jimmy Cleveland
Self (trombonist, Thelonious Monk Octet) Self (trombonist, Thelonious Monk Octet)   See fewer
Harry Colomby
Self (personal manager) Self (personal manager)   See fewer
John Coltrane
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Ray Copeland
Self (Thelonious Monk Octet: trumpet) (archive footage) Self (Thelonious Monk Octet: trumpet) (archive footage)   See fewer
Tommy Flanagan
Self (duo, piano performance) Self (duo, piano performance)   See fewer
Larry Gales
Self (Thelonius Monk Quartet / Thelonious Monk Octet, bass player) Self (Thelonius Monk Quartet / Thelonious Monk Octet, bass player)   See fewer
Johnny Griffin
Self (Thelonious Monk Octet, tenor sax) Self (Thelonious Monk Octet, tenor sax)   See fewer
Barry Harris
Self (duo, piano performance) Self (duo, piano performance)   See fewer
Bob Jones
Self (road manager) Self (road manager)   See fewer
Teo Macero
Self (Columbia Records producer) Self (Columbia Records producer)   See fewer
Thelonious Monk
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Frank Paccione
Self -Vocalist (singing voice) Self -Vocalist (singing voice)   See fewer
Ben Riley
Self (Thelonious Monk Quartet / Thelonious Monk Octet, drummer) Self (Thelonious Monk Quartet / Thelonious Monk Octet, drummer)   See fewer
Charlie Rouse
Self (Thelonious Monk Quartet: saxophone, Thelonious Monk Octet: tenor saxophone) (archive footage) Self (Thelonious Monk Quartet: saxophone, Thelonious Monk Octet: tenor saxophone) (archive footage)   See fewer
Phil Woods
Self (Thelonious Monk Octet, alto sax) Self (Thelonious Monk Octet, alto sax)   See fewer
Samuel E. Wright
Narrator (voice) Narrator (voice)   See fewer
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