Composer Joel Forrester, on Meeting Monk Composer and pianist Joel Forrester, co-founder of the now defunct Microscopic Septet and composer of the Fresh Air theme, recalls meeting Thelonious Monk late in Monk's life. (Originally aired October 27, 1997)
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Composer Joel Forrester, on Meeting Monk

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Composer Joel Forrester, on Meeting Monk

Composer Joel Forrester, on Meeting Monk

Composer Joel Forrester, on Meeting Monk

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Composer and pianist Joel Forrester, co-founder of the now defunct Microscopic Septet and composer of the Fresh Air theme, recalls meeting Thelonious Monk late in Monk's life. (Originally aired October 27, 1997)