Get It Straight - Thelonious Monk Is Still Cooking at 102

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Big birthday shout outs to Thelonious Monk and Roy Kral (pictured with Jackie Cain), along with singers Nancy Kelly, Emma Larsson, Amy Cervini, Lee Wiley, Nona Hendryx, drummer Eve Sicular, trumpeter Pam Fleming, pianists Linda Presgrave and Johnny O'Neal among others; with a bounty harvest of new releases from trumpeter Bria Skonberg, pianists Leslie Pintchik and Champian Fulton with Cory Weeds, vocalists Ronny Whyte and Kurt Elling with James Morrison plus a posthumous release from vocalist Nora York.


  • Helen Sung "Brother Thelonious" from Anthem for a New Day (Concord Jazz) 00:00
  • Mary Stallings "Blue Monk" from Songs Were Made to Sing (Smoke Sessions Records) 05:29
  • Madeline Eastman "Epistrophy (Live)" from Can You Hear Me Now? (Mad-Kat Records) 11:49
  • Host speaks 16:24
  • Johnny O'Neal "Sweet Monk" from In the Moment (Smoke Sessions Records) 18:39
  • Andy Bey "Get It Straight (Straight No Chaser)" from Shades of Bey (Evidence Music) 22:46
  • Carmen McRae "Dear Ruby" from Carmen Sings Monk (RCA Records) 29:11
  • Host speaks 35:05
  • Champian Fulton & Cory Weeds "Lullaby for Art" from Dream a Little... (Cellar Live) 37:10
  • Nancy Kelly "Again" from Remembering Mark Murphy (SubCat Records) 43:59
  • Emma Frank "Sometimes" from Come Back (Justin Time Records) 49:00
  • Host speaks 51:40
  • Isle of Klezbos "Mellow Manna" from Live from Brooklyn (Self released) 55:08
  • Linda Presgrave "Insomnia" from Inspiration (Metropolitan Records) 1:00:14
  • Eliane Elias "The View" from Love Stories (Concord Jazz) 1:09:12
  • Lauren Lee "She Who Journeys" from Windowsill (Eyes & Ears Records) 1:13:23
  • Host speaks 1:19:40
  • Harry Allen "The Party's Over" from The Candy Men (Arbors) 1:21:36
  • Jazzmeia Horn "Out the Window" from Love and Liberation (Concord) 1:24:45
  • Kurt Elling, James Morrison "Goin' to Chicago" from Live in New York (Universal Music Australia) 1:28:13
  • Heather Bambrick "Off My List" from Fine State (Self-produced) 1:33:47
  • Host speaks 1:38:10
  • Betty Carter "Ms. B.C." from The Music Never Stops (Blue Engine Records) 1:40:52
  • Joe Williams "Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere" from At Newport '63 (RCA) 1:44:02
  • Chelsea McBride's Socialist Night School "Fly by Night" from Aftermath (Browntasaurus Records) 1:46:17
  • Host speaks 1:54:13
  • Bria Skonberg "Villian Vanguard" from Nothing Never Happens (Self released) 1:55:46
  • Patricia Barber "In Your Own Sweet Way" from Higher (ArtistShare) 2:00:16
  • Nora York "In the Morning" from Swoon (Good Mood Records) 2:06:21
  • Emma Larsson & Xavier Davis "Naima's Love Song" from The Makings (Dav Lar Music) 2:11:40
  • Host speaks 2:16:58
  • Jane Bunnett & Maqueque "Mystery of Jane's House" from On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme (Linus) 2:19:41
  • Meredith d'Ambrosio "Stoppin the Clock" from Out of Nowhere (Sunnyside) 2:27:29
  • Jackie & Roy "I Love You Real" from The ABC-Paramount Years (Entertainment One Music) 2:27:29
  • Host speaks 2:31:20
  • Miki Yamanaka "Monk's Dream" from Miki (Cellar Live) 2:33:24
  • Veronica Swift "You're Gonna Hear From Me" from Confessions (Mack Avenue) 2:40:05
  • Ronny Whyte "Alright I Love You" from Whyte Witchcraft Songs of Cy Coleman (Audiophile) 2:43:50
  • Sara Gazarek "Cocoon" from Thirsty Ghost (MRI) 2:45:57
  • Host speaks 2:51:47
  • Debbie Poryes "Autumn in New York" from Loving Hank (Origin) 2:54:19
  • Leslie Pintchik "Let's Get Lucky" from Same Day Delivery (Pintch Hard Records) 3:00:06
  • Ellynne Rey "I Thought I Heard a Hummingbird" from The Birdsongs Project (Self released) 3:05:33
  • Amy Cervini "Bye Bye Country Boy" from No One Ever Tells You (Anzic) 3:11:39
  • Host speaks 3:17:09
  • Houston Person "Willow Weep For Me" from I'm Just a Lucky So and So (HighNote) 3:19:51
  • Lili Añel "Better Days" from Better Days (Winding Way Records) 3:27:56
  • Lynn Cardona "Mother Earth" from Ophelia (Self released) 3:33:08
  • Host speaks 3:37:32
  • Nadje Noordhuis, James Shipp "October" from Indigo (Little Mystery) 3:40:08
  • Jelena Jovovic "Paladin" from Heartbeat (Self released) 3:43:42
  • Terri Lyne Carrington "Transformation" from The Mosaic Project (Concord) 3:47:52
  • Host speaks 3:53:22
  • Linda May Han Oh "Song Yue Rao" from Aventurine (Biophilia) 3:54:30

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