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Listen Reflecting on 50 Years of Monterey Jazz

September 20, 2007 – A musician reflects on the Monterey Jazz Festival and reviews a new set of archival Monterey CDs.

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Listen Pulitzer Panel Honors Jazz Legend Thelonious Monk

April 18, 2006 – Among those honored by the Pulitzer panel was legendary jazz pianist Thelonious Monk.

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Read Tom Moon's Top 10 CDs of 2005

December 16, 2005 – Tom Moon's picks for the year's best CDs range from lo-fi indie folk to rediscovered jazz.

Listen Unearthing Unknown Monk, Coltrane Recording

October 5, 2005 – Larry Appelbaum of the Library of Congress describes his astounding discovery of a 1957 recording.

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Listen New Monk, Coltrane Recording Discovered

September 30, 2005 – A newly unearthed recording captures Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane at the height of their powers.

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Listen Look Ahead: Fall 2005

September 21, 2005 – Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Tom Moon, Meredith Ochs and Will He...

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Monk was noted for his odd stage behavior, including a seemingly improvisational dance he performed during others' solos.

Listen Thelonious Monk: 'Thelonious Himself'

August 1, 2001 – Instantly recognizable, the musical language Monk created was iconic in its originality.

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Listen Thelonious Monk: 'Thelonious Himself'

August 1, 2001 – After years of being ignored by critics, Monk became a star while playing with John Coltrane.

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Listen Thelonious Monk: 'Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2'

August 1, 2001 – This set tracks the legendary pianist's career during a critical time and includes alternate takes.

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