Monk digs Johnny Griffin's Pants

Jazz genius Thelonious Monk was often known for his laconic mumbling and other idiosyncrasies beside his legendary compositions, technique, and contributions to jazz. But in this short clip, Monk is crystal clear in sharing his thoughts on fellow bandmate saxophonist Johnny Griffin's new pants.

"Some bad muthafuckers" indeed!

Further reading:

"Thelonious Monk's surreally strange and spartan genius gets its due" The Guardian

"The Secret Life of Thelonious Monk" The Atlantic

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