Blue Monk

Blue Monk (1974)

first performance: 1974, Brussels
Annette Sachs – clavichord
The title refers to the jazz-pianist Thelonious Monk and at the same time to the original composition
(Blue Mosque) on which Blue Monk is based. A somewhat strange mixture of influences: the music of Monk next to the art of decoration of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.  
(see for further information Blue Mosque)