Jazzmen Keepnews & Monk: Good Together

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Orrin Keepnews

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.

Music:

Bill Evans
“Waltz for Debby” recorded live at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Larry Willis, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Akira Tana, drums

Jimmy Heath
“On the Trail” recorded live at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jimmy Heath, saxophone; Larry Willis, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Akira Tana, drums

Thelonious Monk
“‘Round Midnight”
From The Finest in Jazz: Thelonious Monk, 1947
George Taitt, trumpet; Sahib Shihab, alto sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Bob Paige, bass; Art Blakey, drums

Duke Ellington
“Sophisticated Lady”
From Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington, 1955
Thelonious Monk, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums

Thelonious Monk
“Functional (Take 2)”
From Thelonious Himself, 1957
Thelonious Monk, piano

Randy Weston
“Berkshire Blues” recorded live at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Randy Weston, piano

 

WNYC Production Credits

Executive Producer: Sara Fishko
Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

"The Record Changer" excerpt read by Andy Lanset

Special thanks to Jazz at Lincoln Center at http://www.jazz.org/