Earlier this month, a gathering of musicians paid tribute to the late record producer Orrin Keepnews, who formed close ties with jazz musicians starting in the late 1940s. Keepnews and Thelonious Monk had a special connection, as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us in this Fishko Files.
Sara Fishko appears live at Metrograph Cinema tomorrow night to introduce the new film from WNYC STUDIOS, “The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith.” For tickets and more information, visit metrograph.com or wnyc.org/jazzloftthemovie.
“Waltz for Debby” recorded live at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Larry Willis, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Akira Tana, drums
“On the Trail” recorded live at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jimmy Heath, saxophone; Larry Willis, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Akira Tana, drums
From The Finest in Jazz: Thelonious Monk, 1947
George Taitt, trumpet; Sahib Shihab, alto sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Bob Paige, bass; Art Blakey, drums
From Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington, 1955
Thelonious Monk, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums
“Functional (Take 2)”
From Thelonious Himself, 1957
Thelonious Monk, piano
“Berkshire Blues” recorded live at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Randy Weston, piano