Moran on Monk

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of one of the masters of American music, Thelonious Monk. Monk, who died in 1982, left numerous recordings in his inimitable piano style; and broke new ground with visionary compositions such as "Brilliant Corners" and "Round Midnight." As Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, hearing Thelonious Monk’s music for the first time can be habit-forming, as well as life-changing. It certainly was for Jason Moran.

Tonight's Thelonious Monk Birthday Events

Monk at 90
Jason Moran will participate in a conversation with distinguished Jazz critic Gary Giddens about Monk's music and legend. The event will include a solo performance by Moran.
Elebash Recital Hall - CUNY, The Graduate Center
6:30 - 8:00PM, 365 Fifth Avenue

Fazioli Piano Marathon
More than a dozen top jazz pianists are performing a mini-marathon tribute.
The Winter Garden
5:00 - 9:00PM, World Financial Center

For more of Jason Moran visit his website by clicking here.

You can purchase the Monk recordings of "Straight No Chaser" and "Round Midnight" at

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