Don’t Blame Me

Thelonious Monk


Straight, No Chaser!

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This footage of Thelonious Monk performing Don’t Blame Me is an excerpt from the 1988 documentary about the life of the Jazz pianist and composer, “Straight No Chaser.”

The film which was produced by Clint Eastwood and Bruce Ricker, and directed by Charlotte Zwerin, features live performances by Monk and his group, and posthumous interviews with family and friends, as well as containing a large amount of archival footage of Monk that was discovered during the 1980s.


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