1. Still Listening

    The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Competition was resurrected at the Perelman Performing Arts Center in Lower Manhattan last weekend. After considerable talents held their own throughout the judges’ deliberations the winner has been announced. 11 pianists under
  2. On this day in 1917 Thelonious Monk was born in Rocky Mount, NC. #TheloniousMonk
  3. #OTD 1917: One of jazz music's most accomplished crafters, the pianist and composer Thelonious Monk was born in Rocky Mount, NC . Few in any style of music have ever achieved greater mastery as Monk did in his 43-year career. [ Photo via JazzWax. Visit The Echo of a Distant Time , @
  4. Sphere - Sphere

    One of the best Monk tribute groups, Sphere was in a class by itself. Monk's longtime tenor saxophonist, Charlie Rouse, and drummer Ben Riley joined forces with pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Buster Williams to record this exceptional collection of Monk songs.
  5. Thelonious Monk - Monk Alone: The Complete Columbia Solo Recordings 1926 - 1968

    Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917-1982) was so original he continues to confound listeners. Called the "High Priest of Bebop" was more of a deliberate but fractured stride piano player, as can be heard on this recording. Monk is an artist deserving to be whispered in the same breath