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Alicia Keys. Her new, self-titled album tops our shortlist of the best new albums out on Sept. 18. Milan Zirnic/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On Sept. 18

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A previously unreleased concert recording of Thelonious Monk from 1968 will be released next month as the album Palo Alto. Larry Fink/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Previously Unreleased Thelonious Monk Concert Is Coming Next Month

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Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie performs at the Boston Globe Jazz and Blues Festival on Jan. 15, 1966. Bob Daugherty/AP hide caption

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How To Like Jazz, For The Uninitiated

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Edward Norton On World Cafe

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Herbie Hancock, performing during the Thelonious Monk Jazz Trumpet Competition on November 9, 2014 in Los Angeles. The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which presents these competitions, will change its name to the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. Michael Tran/FilmMagic hide caption

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Thelonious Monk performs in London in 1970. David Redfern/Redferns hide caption

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After Midnight: Thelonious Monk At 100

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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 leads an expanded version of his band at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. NPR hide caption

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Jason Moran Plays Thelonious Monk's Town Hall Concert

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Live at the Cellar Door, the new album from Neil Young, was recorded in 1970. Gary Burden/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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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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Guatemalan author Eduardo Halfon's most recent book, The Polish Boxer, mesmerized us. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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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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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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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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