Monk's Big Band

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Next week, two concerts in New York’s Town Hall recall an event held 50 years ago on that very same stage. There, Thelonious Monk and nine other stellar players made their mark on jazz history. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has the story behind a famous musical moment, in this edition of the Fishko Files...

On Thursday, Feb. 26 and Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 at Town Hall, Charles Tolliver and Jason Moran memorialize Monk’s music in their own ways. You can attend the concerts or listen to WNYC’s broadcast of the Tolliver event Thursday night. For more information, go to