This week, birthday tributes to Abby Lincoln and Byard Lancaster, solo piano works from Lucian Ban, Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou and Dr. Billy Taylor, Ellington arranges Monk, early works from George Russell and a swingin' Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Quartet live at the Airliner Lounge, and more!
Thelonious Monk "Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete (Columbia) 00:30
Abbey Lincoln "Afro-Blue" from Abbey is Blue (Craft Recordings ) 02:00
Greg Ward "The Contender" from Stomping off from Greenwood (Greenleaf Music ) 06:16
Tyshawn Sorey Trio "Enchantment" from Mesmerism (Self Released ) 14:43
Thad Jones ,Mel Lewis"But Not For Me" from The Thad Jones Mel Lewis Quartet (Artist House ) 22:46
Duke Ellington "Monk's Dream" from The Private Collection, Volume Three (Kaz Records ) 40:16
Duke Ellington "Frere Monk" from The Private Collection, Volume Three (Kaz Records ) 42:42
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