Tributes to Monk, Part 1

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Although he has been gone for nearly 40 years, and it has been much longer since he stopped writing, no composer of modern jazz has garnered more attention from his fellow musicians than Thelonious Monk, whose work is the subject of a continuous stream of tribute recordings. Groups as diverse as the Bobby Broom Trio, the Microscopic Septet and John Beasley & MONK'estra have assembled releases from their favorite compositions, but Miles Okazaki, in a solo set, and the Frank Kimbrough Quartet have gone all in with releases of every known Monk composition —the ultimate homage. Tributes to the composer Thelonious Monk in this hour and the next of Jazz at 100 Today!


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Miles Okazaki solo "Trinkle Tinkle" from Work (Self Produced) 4:03
  • Miles Okazaki solo "Epistrophy" from Work (Self Produced) 6:56
  • DSC Band "Monk's Dream" from Monk Time (JazzAvenue 1 Records) 9:21
  • Bobby Broom Trio "Bemsha Swing" from Bobby Broom Plays For Monk (Origin Records) 15:31
  • Host speaks 21:54
  • Joey Alexander Trio "Ugly Beauty" from Joey.Monk.Live! (Motema) 24:13
  • Eric Reed Trio "Monk's Mood" from The Baddest Monk (Savant) 31:11
  • Host speaks 35:12
  • Frank Kimbrough -Scott Robinson duo "Ruby My Dear" from Monk's Dream (Sunnyside Communications) 38:24
  • Tim Warfield Quintet "Blue Hawk" from Spherical (Criss Cross Jazz) 43:00
  • Frank Kimbrough Quartet "Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are" from Monk's Dream (Sunnyside Communications) 51:52
  • Host Outro 56:46

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