The music Thelonious Monk contributed to the 1959 French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses had never been released until the master tapes were discovered last year. Courtesy of Arnaud Boubet - Private Collection hide caption

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Newly Uncovered Recordings Find Thelonious Monk In His Prime

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Jason Moran Plays Thelonious Monk's Town Hall Concert

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When Donny Hathaway, Thelonious Monk And Neil Young Hit A Turning Point

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Paris 1969, from the late Thelonious Monk, comes out Nov. 26. Jean-Pierre Leloir/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Paris 1969

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A Braid Of Words: Guest DJ Eduardo Halfon, Author Of 'The Polish Boxer'

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Guest DJ: California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

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Hear Tom Cole's Interview With Michel Martin

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Thelonious Monk relaxes with his wife, Nellie, before performing at the Royal Festival Hall in London on April 29, 1961. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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In A New Biography, Monk Minus The Myth

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Charles Tolliver Tentet (Feat. Stanley Cowell) in Concert on WNYC - 02/26/2009

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Digging Up Thelonious Monk's Southern Roots

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Reflecting on 50 Years of Monterey Jazz

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Hearing New Music from Monk and Coltrane

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Unearthing Unknown Monk, Coltrane Recording

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New Monk, Coltrane Recording Discovered

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John Stetch, Rearranging Thelonious Monk

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