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Appreciation: Thelonious Monk

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Appreciation: Thelonious Monk

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Appreciation: Thelonious Monk

Appreciation: Thelonious Monk

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Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead looks at the work of jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. This week, Monk received a special posthumous citation from the Pulitzer Prize committee for "a body of distinguished and innovative musical composition that has had a significant and enduring impact on the evolution of jazz."