When Legends Gather #758


Thelonious Monk and Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter

7 comments:

swac said...

Weren't they also an item? Or am I thinking of somebody else?

Tom Sutpen said...

There were always rumors, but the consensus seems to be that they were just good friends.

Loye said...

That's one thing I didn't like about the Straight No Chaser documentary; it didn't say they were an item, but it certainly implied it.

swac said...

That must be where I got that notion from, thanks for clearing it up, guys.

Baltic Goddess said...

The HBO production "The Jazz Baroness" had someone quoting Monk (re: sex) "Don't you understand friendship? You don't do that to a friend" when speaking of his relationship with Pannonica.

Will said...

"Monk don't like Delaware" - can't remember which NRBQ tune carried this line.

Unknown said...

Her eyes suggest a lot on the photo :)