The clip Looking for The Black Kid from Sea of Love (1989)
Anything on the prints?
Nothing yet. How's your head?
It couldn't be worse.
Hey, how are you doing?
Yeah, yeah, yeah. What's up?
I told your partner...
there was a kid there that day.
A black kid.
I think he was from the supermarket...
'cause I saw him with groceries earlier on.
Anyhow, I'm working down in the basement.
About 20 minutes later...
he tears through there like a bat out of hell.
I mean, why is he going out through the basement?
There's a lobby, right?
the kid has those, um...
those black militant corn holes...
I mean, corn rows in his hair.
He looks like a real shitbag, if you ask me.
How are you doing, Chief? One of your kids got corn rows?
You know, Afro hairdo?
Stevie Wonder hair.
Reggie, he means Quawi.
I fired his ass Monday.
On a delivery, he doesn't like the tip...
he screams at the customer.
You got his address?
What did he do, kill somebody?
Quawi... Quawi Benjamin.
"Spooney." Call him that, he goes crazy.
I got nothing here.
He only worked like a week or so.
If he comes in or you see him, call us.
The clip being-interviewed from Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (Straight, No Chaser ) (1988) with Thelonious Monk, Bob Jones. Powered by: Anyclip. any moment from any film. What is more important in your work? Playing the piano or composing? - I do both. - Both. Mr. Monk, do you always wear different hats and caps in your concerts? Do they have an influence in your music? No. Good question. Maybe they do. I don't know. Do you think the piano has enough keys? 88? Or do you want more or less? It's hard work to play those 88. I was in the room, Nellie was in the room, backstage. And a reporter came and asked him what kind of music he liked. And Thelonious: "I like all kinds of music." A pretty good, legitimate answer. And then the reporter said, "Do you like country music?" Thelonious didn't answer. And the reporter said, "Well, do you? Do you like country music?" Thelonious looked at me and said, "I think the fellow's hard of hearing."
The clip appearing-on-live-tv from Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (Straight, No Chaser ) (1988) with Harry Colomby, Thelonious Monk. Powered by: Anyclip. any moment from any film. Live television is the scariest medium of all... ...because it's millions of people. If you're going to act silly or not show up... ...it's going to be a glaring omission. I just remember being very nervous. He sat down and he played, and I was aware... ...of a real professional. What's there to be nervous about? He's there. I remember though, on the way back, he was a little pissed off... ...at Count Basie. What did he say? He said Count Basie kept looking at him... ...while he was playing. He was at the piano and that somehow bothered him. He said, "Next time he plays, I'm going to look at him."