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Sharing The Love: Jeff Goldblum's Favourite Music
Lior Phillips , November 21st, 2018 10:00

As Jeff Goldblum hits the UK with his new jazz album, he guides Lior Phillips through 13 favourite pieces of music, from Chet Baker to Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Tony Benett and Vera Lynn


Thelonious Monk - 'Ugly Beauty'
I love Thelonious Monk so much! He was on the cover of Time magazine when I was little, and I loved his unique, angular, discordant songwriting and playing. I heard the title 'Ugly Beauty', and just loved that idea. When I directed this short film, Little Surprises, my good friend Bennie Wallace, a great saxophone player, scored it. He said, "I'm going to write something for you like Monk's 'Ugly Beauty'.” And he did, and I love it as much as I love Thelonious Monk's original.