The one and only Thelonious Monk would’ve turned 103 today -- "Thelonious the Onliest," as J.J. Johnson once tagged him. Monk was born October 10, 1917, and died at age 64. On the next All This Jazz -- starting at 9pm on Saturday the 10th, here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa -- we’ll therefore spotlight several of Monk’s tunes…the familiar as well as the lesser-known…as performed by the likes of Carmen McRae, Bill Holman, Sullivan Fortner, Tommy Flanagan, and more.
And elsewhere in our show, we’ll dig music by Ella Fitzgerald, Omer Avital, Airto, Thumbscrew, Lou Donaldson, and Cecile McLorin Salvant, among others.
Every Saturday night, both online and over the air, ATJ delivers three hours of recent and classic jazz -- across a range of styles -- from 9 o'clock till midnight. From John Coltrane to John Zorn, Duke Jordan to Duke Pearson, and Geri Allen to Gerry Mulligan, All This Jazz is delighted by modern (and post-modern) jazz in its varied forms, and we love sharing the same with our listeners. So…join us! Also, note that ATJ playlist information can be found here...and that we also maintain a Facebook page for our show. Thanks.