Saturday, 7 January 2017

Voluble (January)

The great niece wrote about Pannonica. Pannonica asked her to play the record to her grandfather. Grandfather said he only quite liked it. He only quite liked Monk’s music. Thelonious Monk, of whom the great niece Hannah Rothschild wrote: for a man whose first language was silence, he was remarkably voluble. Through January snow Pannonica Rothschild drove Monk around New York in her Bentley. Crazy, he was remarkably voluble. Thelonious would never hurt anyone. All his life, even at the end when his first language was silence. He would refuse to sleep for up to five days in a row.

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