Jason Moran Plays Thelonious Monk

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For the radio show and more info: http://n.pr/1hsGhW6

"Thelonious Monk is the most important musician. Period!" That's pianist Jason Moran on "the first pianist who made me want to be a pianist." So Moran decided to present a personal reflection on Monk's music, reconfiguring the 1959 large ensemble concert that Monk presented at Town Hall in New York City. Ever the interdisciplinary thinker, Moran also gathered photographs and archival audio recordings to present a visual companion piece to his new arrangements. In time for Monk's birthday anniversary, Jazz Night takes in the full multimedia presentation that is 'In My Mind' from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

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2:40 - “Thelonious”
6:21 - Backstory to Monk’s original Town Hall concert
9:05 - “Little Rootie Tootie”
20:08 - Jason discusses race, violence and music
22:31 - “Crepuscule With Nellie”

Recorded March 28, 2015 @ Eisenhower Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

MUSICIANS
Jason Moran (piano), Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Walter Smith (tenor saxophone), Logan Richardson (alto saxophone), Frank Lacy (trombone), Bob Stewart (tuba), Tarus Mateen (bass), Nasheet Waits (drums)

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