Playing Pianos and Politicians

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

On today's show: We celebrate the 50th anniversary of Thelonious Monk's Town Hall concert. Plus, a discussion with a top political consultant about the leadership styles of Presidents and Prime Ministers from around the world.

Thelonious Monk

Pianist/composer Jason Moran joins us along with trumpet wizard and virtuoso arranger Charles Tolliver to mark the 50th anniversary of Thelonious Monk’s Town Hall concert, the first time his music was performed by a big band. Jason Moran will be performing in studio along with his band.

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