Thelonious Monk

Elected to the Hall of Fame
1963 Readers Poll

Thelonious Monk's news entries:

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    Marcus Roberts is among the artists who have recorded videos to promote Mighty Writers, a non-profit organization that teaches reading and writing to low-income and marginalized students.

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    Thelonious Monk and Larry Gales perform during 1968.

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    A live Alice Coltrane recording from 1972 marks a turning point in her music.

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    Henry Grimes (1935–2020)

    Bassist Henry Grimes Dies at 84

    Philadelphia-born bassist Henry Grimes, revered for his work alongside jazz titans, died April 15 at the age of 84,…

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    Trumpeter Lee Morgan (left) is the subject of Kasper Collin’s I Called Him Morgan.

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    Pianist Chick Corea, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade follow their 2014 recording with Triology 2, a two-disc live set due out Oct. 4.

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    Ed Palermo incorporates large doses of humor in his big band’s music.

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    Thelonious Monk (1917-1982)

    ’63 Monk Tapes Released

    If the 1990s represented the golden age of the CD box set, we might be amid the Age of Found Sound. “Lost”…

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    Herbie Hancock (left) and Igor Butman shake hands after their performance during the International Jazz Day 2015 Global Concert at UNESCO on April 30, 2015, in Paris, France.

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    Roswell Rudd

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    Craft Recordings will release a limited-edition box set that includes all five of the 10-inch vinyl LPs Thelonious Monk recorded for the label, spanning the period 1952–’54.

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    Fred Hersch has released a new solo album, Open Book.

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    Fred Hersch performs at New England Conservatory’s Oct. 19 concert celebrating Thelonious Monk’s centennial.

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    Jimmy Heath (left), Joshua Redman and Branford Marsalis perform a tribute to saxophone icon Sonny Rollins at this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival, held Sept. 15–17 in California.

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    John Beasley (center) is the leader of MONK’estra. The group performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival on July 7.

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    Jaco Pastorius is one of the dozens of artists who are showcased on Record Store Day vinyl releases.

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    Patrons shop for records at Chicago’s Dusty Groove.