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Thelonious Monk/Modal

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Focuses on musical modes as a harmonic structure instead of more commonly used chord progressions. Records that utilized this approach began appearing in the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s. Several classic jazz albums were born from this movement, including Kind of Blue by Miles Davis and A Love Supreme by John Coltrane. An evolution of the more subdued cool jazz genre, modal jazz also has influences as far back as the modal music of Medieval times.